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Hello-- So I got a PST2 clone(Laptop and Bosch KTS card with 20-pin Honda to OBD2 cord) this week— hooked it up to my 1999 986 and tried to change the map in the DME, but I did not see a screen to confirm my VIN, I put the IPAS code in twice and kept getting a message “test step aborted. (47)” My battery works for normal operation but is only at 12.6 volts— I also put it on a charger and tried 2A, 10A, and 40A. Also, the software seems to work in other regards; it picks up all the systems and I can do things like turn fans on, so I assume it's communicating properly. The software works in simulation mode (with the card out).


From my understanding and from what I've seen in simulation mode, the software should auto populate your vin and force you to confirm it is correct before changing the map. As for the DME code, I got it once from one dealership over the phone, and now I have the printout from another with all of my IPAS codes— the DME code is the same.


Any help would be appreciated.



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Ok, so updating this for anyone who finds this in the future. The problem was my OBD2-to-Honda 20-pin cable. The pin-out was incorrect. I re-soldered it and hopped in the car. without a charger on the battery.


When I changed the map in my car, I was prompted to enter the IPAS code for the DME twice(once for old and once for new). I was never prompted to confirm my vin. The loading screen took approximately two minutes(the PST2 clone is on a laptop with an SSD). After I was prompted to turn the car off(engine was not running, key just in on position) and turn it back on. I "confirmed" the car was programmed correctly by starting it without stepping on the clutch. Drove the car 1/4 mile and have now parked it for the night.

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