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OK I have bit the bullet and had the memory on my laptop upgraded and have gone and bought the pp2000 kit which arrived this morning. Loads of cables and two discs, unmarked. I assume one is for the Citroen and one for the Peugeot. But there are no instructions. How do I go about loading the system? I am going to get the chap who upgraded the memory to load it and want to be sure that he has all the info at his finger tips. Anybody out there to advise me please?
 

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What operating system (version of Windows) is on the laptop? As you will pretty much need it to be XP (or use a virtual machine).
 

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Key thing for me was not to plug in the interface cable before or during the software installation. Only plug it in once you're ready to plug in to the car.

I didn't have any success on the v7.02 installation of diagbox. A lot of people haven't had any issues with this version. I found v7.49 was the most reliable for me. The moral is to see what update works best for you.

The discs will be Diagbox on 1, and PP2k and Lexia3 on the other.

Remember to disable your internet connection - this can lead to accidental automatic updates, which can cause issues using the software. And you might want to disable your antivirus, as this can cause issues, especially with any keygen software.

The installation is straight forward, as long as you follow the instructions. If you want to attempt it yourself, there are plenty here to help out if needs be :thumb:
 

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There is likely to be a text file on the disc with instructions. Looking at the disc in windows explorer should shed some ligh on what is on the discs. The diagbox disc usually come with an early V7 instal with a shed load of updates. Don't be tempted to install the updates one after the other as everytime I've installed diagbox from various disks there was always a certain update that killed the software. Install an update then see if it still works then if you feel like it do the next. I'm with reliable that if the software works on a lower version there is no real need to keep updating.
 

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blawford:- It is XP SP2
jimmymarsbar:-How can you tell which disc is which? "Follow the instructions" but where are they? On the discs?
If you put the disc in the drive, it'll bring up file explorer - you should quite easily be able to deduce which disc you've put in. There should be a folder called PP2000 if you've put the planet disc in.

There is usually a video file which guides you through the installation process. You have to be quite observant - the video guide might be a Chinese guy's desktop, so some of the info is in Chinese, but it's easy enough to see what's going on.

PP2000 works best on SP3 - I'm not sure about SP2, but if it's 32-bit you shouldn't have any issues. Diagbox will work on Win7, 8 and 10.
 

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Both discs will be needed for the install and as said there are instructions on the discs installation depends on who hacked the software some are easier than others but its not hard any computer geek will know exactly how to do it it is NOT just a case of run the disc it requires a little bit of knowledge.

If your only working on older cars planet is better.
 

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Hi Guys
I keep seeing that pp2000 is better for older cars - but how much older? What will work with my 2007 407? Also, does pp2000 work with a Peugeot diesel? Some say it doesn't.
Sorry to hijack the thread but I need to be sure before I buy.
Thanks.
 

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Hi Guys
I keep seeing that pp2000 is better for older cars - but how much older? What will work with my 2007 407? Also, does pp2000 work with a Peugeot diesel? Some say it doesn't.
Sorry to hijack the thread but I need to be sure before I buy.
Thanks.
I personally would use Diagbox for your 407.
 

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My car is a 2002 307 1.4HDi diesel and diagbox would/could not communicate with the ecu. I switched to pp2k and all is good. Apparently Peugeot made the diesels fully compliant in 2004.
 

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Thanks, guys, I'll give the Diagbox a try once I manage to buy one of the confusing array on eBay. Nice to know for sure it'll work on a diesel.
 

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My car is a 2002 307 1.4HDi diesel and diagbox would/could not communicate with the ecu. I switched to pp2k and all is good. Apparently Peugeot made the diesels fully compliant in 2004.
Which is why it's recommended to use PP2000 on older vehicles.

It isn't any real failure of PSA that early diesels may cause issues rahter than the legislation imposed on ALL vehicle manufacturers. The legislation for OBD compliance was in place for petrol engined vehicles long before they brought it in line for diesels. Businesses will likely only comply with lesgislation that is forced upon them and only pre-empt possible future legislation if it benefits them financially or otherwise at that point in time. If they can't immediately benefit then they'll wait till it is forced on them but use the time to prepare for the inevitable.
 

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Okay, I've bit the bullet and ordered a "PP2000 lexia 3 With Diagbox " from eBay.I hope that's the right one! I'll probably need you guy's help in sorting it all. Incidentally, all the blurb says the OBD socket is "near the steering wheel", but mine's under the front centre armrest.
 

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I remember reading somewhere that at one point in time the diagnostic socket was supposed to be near the steering wheel. Problem is it then means you need two locations for cars that a built for both the left hand and right hand drive markets.

The owners handbook should have the actual location so it really shouldn't matter where it is (as long as you know where it is or the mechanic does) :)
 

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Hey guys -sorry to drag up an older thread, but does anyone have a list of tweaks we can do through PP2K like other forums do for their cars (e.g. VW and VCDS etc).
 
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