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Old 12-05-2012, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Glock 32 View Post
Random input, but I did not see this posted in any of the instructions, so I thought I would pass along:

The follwing is translated from the enet_doku.pdf found in the C:\EDIABAS\Hardware\ENET folder cable build manual:

So to be safe, we should be using the shielded cable with pins 4 and 5 grounded to the RJ45 (shield) and we should plug into the computer first and then into the OBD II port...

While this probably hasn't been an issue for anyone using a shielded cable or not, I would hate to be the unlucky one to transmit a static shock to the car / ECU .
Well, number me guilty. I have coded over 50 cars, and my own car probably more than 50 times by itself, and not once have I ever connected ENET to my laptop first. Every time I connect to OBDII first, then I get in the car and sit in the driver's seat and then connect my laptop. I Guess I've just been lucky.

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