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Establishing Communications Between the CG wiTECH Diagnostic Application and the (Purple) Bluetooth Smart Cable

Article ID: 251
Last updated: 31 Jan, 2014


ISSUE SUMMARY:
wiTECH VCI Pod Bluetooth SmartCable Overview 
 
DESCRIPTION
Several wiTECH VCI Pods will be shipped with a Bluetooth SmartCable. New Chrysler dealerships will support vehicles with the (CG) wiTECH Diagnostic Application. The (CG) wiTECH Diagnostic Application does not have the ability to discover Bluetooth devices.

 

Instructions below detail how to use Windows utilities to pair the laptop with the VCI pod, creating a private network that will support the Bluetooth interface for discovery via the (CG) wiTECH Diagnostic Application.

 
POLICY:

This procedure only applies to non-U.S. dealers who prefer to use Bluetooth (purple-ended vehicle cable) as the connection method between their wiTECH VCI Pod and the PC running the wiTECH Diagnostic Application.


PROCEDURE:
Bluetooth configuration requires separate configuration of both the wiTECH VCI Pod and the laptop. Below are directions for the following:
  • wiTECH VCI Pod Bluetooth Configuration
  • Windows 7 Bluetooth Configuration
  • Windows XP Bluetooth Configuration (Support ended after CY2012)
  • (Not supported on Windows Vista)

wiTECH VCI Pod Bluetooth Configuration
This step only needs to be performed if Bluetooth is not enabled. This is indicated by the red “safe” light on the VCI when connected to a vehicle via the (purple) Bluetooth SmartCable.
 

  1. Connect the VCI Pod to a vehicle using the Bluetooth SmartCable
  2. Connect the VCI Pod to the designated wiTECH PC via USB.
  3. Wait until the yellow “busy” light turns off.
  4. Navigate to the wiTECH VCI Pod Web Configuration page via a web browser using the USB default IP address 172.22.22.22.
  5. Select Manage Networks and click on the bluetooth radio button
  6. The Bluetooth Network Adapter fields will appear. Select Enable to allow the device to connect via Bluetooth.
  7. A red light should light up on the wiTECH VCI Pod, indicating that Bluetooth is enabled.
 
 
 
 
Window 7 Bluetooth Configuration
  1. Select the Hidden Icons shortcut on the Windows system tray.
  2. Select the Bluetooth icon.
  1. The Bluetooth Devices window will open.
  2. If the VCI Pod is shown, skip to step 12 below.
  3. If the VCI Pod is not shown, select the tab labeled Add a Device.
  4. Once the Add a Device window has populated with devices, choose your device and select Next.

  1. After the device is connected, select Enter the device’s pairing code.
  2. Enter the device's pairing code "1111" and select Next
  3. A message will display indicating that the device was successfully added to the computer.
  1. Select the Hidden Icons symbol and the Bluetooth icon again.
  1. The device will now be displayed in the Bluetooth devices window.
  2. Right-click on the device and select Connect using > Direct Connection
  3. The device will then be paired.
  1. Launch the wiTECH Diagnostic Application
  2. Your device interface will now display as Bluetooth and you can now connect to the wiTECH application via Bluetooth.
For troubleshooting steps regarding VCI Pod Bluetooth connection issues please view the following KB: Common Bluetooth Connection Error: Proper Bluetooth Disconnect Procedure (WIN 7)
 

Laptop Bluetooth Configuration - Windows XP

  1. If you have previously paired the Bluetooth device on this computer, skip to step 9
  2. In the system tray in the lower-right corner, right-click on the Bluetooth icon. If the Bluetooth Icon does not appear, please review "Bluetooth Icon installation procedure for windows XP" attached below.
  3. Select Add a Bluetooth Device.
  1. Select the checkbox for My device is setup and ready to be found. Select Next.
  1. The Add Bluetooth Device Wizard will open
  2. Select the device you wish to connect to via Bluetooth. (This will display the VCI Pod serial number.) Select Next.
  1. Enter the passkey 1111 then select Next.
  1. The device is now ready to connect via Bluetooth. Select Finish to finalize the device setup.
  1. To establish a Bluetooth connection you must join a personal area network (PAN).
  2. Right-click on the Bluetooth icon in the system tray (lower-right corner)
  3. Select Join a Personal Area Network.
  1. The Bluetooth Personal Area Network Devices page will open.
  2. Highlight the correct device and select Connect.
  1. The wiTECH VCI Pod is now connected via Bluetooth on a private, limited network.
  2. Launch the wiTECH Diagnostic Application
  3. Your device will now display the working interface as Bluetooth and you can now connect to the wiTECH application via Bluetooth.

If your device is not shown in the list automatically, try adding a Location Profile by following the procedure described in this KB article link below:

 http://kb.dcctools.com/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=452

      

For troubleshooting steps regarding VCI Pod Bluetooth connection issues please view the following KB: Common Bluetooth Connection Error: Proper Bluetooth Disconnect Procedure (WIN XP 32 bit).
 



Article ID: 251
Last updated: 31 Jan, 2014
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Posted: 17 Jun, 2011 by Studnicka E.
Updated: 31 Jan, 2014 by Maynard R.
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document Common Bluetooth Connection Error: Proper Bluetooth Disconnect Procedure (WIN XP 32 bit)

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