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Order and Install
There is a little back and forth on this to get license codes so it’s a multi-day affair and not an "install and go" type if thing, that said the vendor is very responsive.

You will need the following to do the install
  • OP2 device
  • USB Cable
  • Windows Laptop
  • VIN number of your car
  • Access to your car ( for some steps )
  • a working OBDII port
  • a healthy car battery ( you may be keeping the ignition on for prolonged periods of time 20~30 minutes )
Part 1 - Install and software License
  1. Order Software ( obviously )
  2. Receive email from the vendor which has the software download link
  3. Download the EXE and install it = accept license agreement and next next next...
  4. Launch MAZDAEDIT, it will present a dialog requesting that you enter in the license code for the software. That same dialog has the Hardware Fingerprint Code which you need to take note off for the next step ( you can copy it into the clipboard or write it down )
  5. email the vendor with the Hardware Fingerprint Code, what name you want the lic. to be associated to and indicate the make/model/year of your car
Part 2 - Software Activation, Device (OP2) and VIN Licensing
  1. receive email from Vendor with License code
  2. Install the OP2 drivers (download & install) from http://www.tactrix.com/index.php: two options are
    • Driver only= under Download /"download Drivers + J2534 DLL"
    • ECUFlash + Driver: under Download / "Download EcuFlash"
  3. Connect PC to the Car via the OP2 OBDII interface
  4. Launch MAZDAEDIT and input license code information.. ( I just opened the app. then opened the email with the code and registration name, received from the vendor, and copied and pasted each to the relevant input in the application )
  5. Select Main Menu/Help/Device Link
  6. Note Device id and car VIN + email that information to vendor
Note: A pop up will appear indicating the success or failure of the license registration. If successful, all is good. If not successful repeat the process carefully ensuring all information are correctly input ( copy and past is best) and if it fails again take a screen shoot and email it to the vendor detailing what you did.

Part 3 - Device (OP2) and VIN Activation
  1. You will recieve a return email with
    • Device key ( key.txt )
    • VIN key (key_vin.txt )
  2. Launch Mazdaedit
  3. Connect the op2 to the cars obdII port and to the laptop
  4. Open key.txt and select Main Menu/Help/Device Link and copy and past the text in key.txt into the device key input area and select Ok
  5. Open key_vin.txt and select Main Menu/Help/VIN and copy and past the text in key_vin.txt into the vin key input area and select OK
Note: A pop up will appear indicating the success or failure of each registration ( one popup per registration). If successful, all is good. If not successful repeat the process carefully ensuring all information are correctly input ( copy and past is best) and if it fails again take a screen shoot and email it to the vendor detailing what you did.

Part 4 - ECU Dump
  1. Connect the op2 to the cars obdII port and to the laptop
  2. Turn the ignition on
  3. Launch Mazdaedit
  4. Confirm that you can connect to the ECU by firing up the logger and connecting.
    • If it connects close the logger and go to the next step
    • If it does not connect you will need to figure out whats going on before proceeding ( confirm the OP2 is connected, that MazdaEdit can see the OP2 and after that its more than likely the OP2 is not seated correctly
  5. Within Mazdaedit select Tools/Flash Utility
  6. Select, from the dropdown to the right of the Flash Utility window, the template the vendor has told you to use (in their last email). There are two, each relating to different ECU types:
    • "Mazda3.Mazda6 2.0NA, 2.3NA CAN ECU [512kb]"
    • "Mazda3.Mazda6 2.0NA, 2.3NA ECU [1Mb]"
  7. Go to options\"read ECU for epifanSoftware" and start a dump. The process takes about
    • 12 minutes for the "Mazda3.Mazda6 2.0NA, 2.3NA CAN ECU [512kb]"
    • 26 minutes for the "Mazda3.Mazda6 2.0NA, 2.3NA ECU [1Mb]" ECU
  8. Save the dump file, using the disk icon on the Flash Utility tool bar
  9. email that dump file to the vendor
NOTE: like every other modern car, your Mazda is one of many and Mazda may have used one of two types of ECU on your car. This is not apparent to the vendor until the first review of your dump file is completed = there is a chance that you will have to repeat this process twice, once with the 512Kb and once with the 1Mb template = Be Patient

Part 5 - Template and BIN install

  1. You will receive an email from the vendor with a download of the required
    • Def file ( mep.eed file)
    • BIN file ( HEX Binary file for your ECU)
  2. Overwrite the mep.eed file in "C:\Program Files\MazdaEdit Personal\" with the downloaded def file
  3. Copy the bin file to "C:\Program Files\mazdaEdit\xxxx\" or to where ever you want
  4. Make a copy/backup of your bin file ( eg MyEcu.Hex -> MyEcu.Hex.Back) and make it read only as a "just in case"
  5. launch MazdaEdit and open your BIN/HEX file
Updates From Vendor
If you receive an update directly from the vendor the only thing you have to watch out for is the eep file. The update is basically a fresh install and it overwrites your custom eep file so you will have copy your EEP file back ( See "Part 5 - Template and BIN install" steps 1 and 2)
NOTE:
  • if you installed mazdaedit into a directory other than the default "C:\Program Files\mazdaEdit" that's where you need to put the bin and def files
  • When saving the files to the mazdaedit directory Windows will more tha likely tell you do not have the rights to do so. All you need to do is save the files to another directory, ad copy them using explorer ( which will prompt for ad grant the rights required)

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