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Downloading Life Data From Car


Clark Darrah
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I got a new laptop and have been trying to get the ECU data from the my car for the past two days with no luck.  I had previously been able to pull it from my Mac running Bootcamp but can't seem to get my Windows laptop to communicate with it.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled Life Racing three times, followed the suggestions in another thread but after changing the Working Directory path was finally able to get the image below.  

Screenshot 2022 06 26 084402

Unfortunately the OK button is grayed out so I still can't get the data.  SO CLOSE!

Any suggestions on how to get this to work properly?


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Clark Darrah
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I finally got it to work but not sure that I really figured it out.  What I did was; uninstalled the Life software from my laptop and installed the Life software from the Radical website (I was previously using the downloads from the Life Racing website).  Followed the Life Racing ECU Download Instructions from the Radical website exactly as they are written.  At first when I plugged in the USB, it still wasn't reading from the ECU.  So I unplugged the USB, went to File>Working Directory>Desktop>Create to create a new working directory on my desktop, plugged the USB back it and it worked.

I had tried this before with the software from the Life Racing website and it didn't work so the only thing I can think is that there is some kind of key from the software on the Radical website that allows it to read the ECU.

I can't explain why moving the Working Directory worked.


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