PP2000 help

Talk about the 406's electrical system, what wires do what, how to add extra functionality, etc.

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PeterN
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Re: PP2000 help

Post by PeterN » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:23 pm

I have two Lexia/PP2000 neither of which I can get to work although they did when I first installed the software, I am running XP on a laptop, it lets me get as far as entering the model but wont connect so I've given up on it now.

I've been running 406's for about 10 years now and so far have been able to keep them going without the help of the PP2000.

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Re: PP2000 help

Post by cliffk » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:09 pm

Hi Peter

I now have 2 406's one of which I have had for 8 years the engine management light is on so I thought getting the PP2000 would be helpful on both cars eventually.
hopefully I will get the software running and be able to use it.

I have no idea why the engine management light is on there is no lack of performance its just very annoying, it was on at MOT time and my tester checked the OBD and it flagged low fuel (it wasn't and had not been) he cleared the fault and the light went out only to reappear the next day.

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Re: PP2000 help

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:40 pm

I've been running Peugeots & Citroens for over 15 years had pp2000 for the last 6 it's saved me hundreds :)
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: )
1999 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby )
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

pp2000 owner / user, can offer Diagnostic's / fault code, reading / clearing for beer tokens in Leicestershire.

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Re: PP2000 help

Post by cliffk » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:08 pm

Not having much luck with the downloads from MrV6 software site.
Lexia- I have got as far as getting the Citroen shortcut icon on my desktop but clicking on that and following the included installation instructions I get to a screen that says validation required I cannot install it further, installation fails every time.
PP2000 I cannot get to the point where I see the Peugeot icon on my desktop, following the instructions I click the InstPC on the list it tries to install then just stalls and freezes.

Gave up on Friday night I am trying to install on a windows XP machine going to give it a rest and then uninstall everything and try again later in the week. :( :(

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Re: PP2000 help

Post by cliffk » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:43 pm

PP2000 update.....It is up and running :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:

Using my old XP lap top I removed everything I had downloaded / installed, did a fresh download of Lexia and PP2000 from Mrv6's download site and attempted to install again following the supplied instructions, failed and failed again, eventually I noticed a setup file on the list of folders and files in the PP2000 folder (not the one mentioned in the instructions) I clicked on that out of curiosity and things started to happen, it took around an hour to install and it then let me go through the verification procedure as listed on the instructions and all looked good.
Lexia installed quicker and as per the instructions.
I did have to connect the OBD reader cable to complete the installation (to the laptop not the car).

One issue I had was that after the installation the key generator disappeared so I had to find that again before I could generate a key to finalise the installation.

Tried it on the car with the engine management light on today and it flagged a fault (low coolant temp), I know my coolant temp sender is faulty, cleared the fault and management light off.

So looks like my frustration has been down to not knowing I had to install a different file than the one mentioned in the instructions before PP2000 could install.

Hopefully thats the end of this post. :)

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Re: PP2000 help

Post by Doggy » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:30 pm

Well done for sticking at it. 8)
At least you're not fumbling around in the dark anymore.
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Re: PP2000 help

Post by GingerMagic » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:21 pm

Well done :cheesy:
It'll save you money, time, and you can also help other Peugeot/Citroen owners local to you with a diagnosis.
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2005 Vauxhall Meriva
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PP2000 user, can help with faults / diagnostics in the Bournemouth area.

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