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Old 31 Mar 2011, 07:41 pm
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Default What is Canbus?

I think that's what it's called right? it's like a different electronic system or something right?
The reason why i ask is cuz when i was taking the cluster out to replace the bulbs, i found out that the cluster doesn't have any bulbs. It comes with led's already. I was so disappointed but is this one of the changes due to the electrical change?
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Old 31 Mar 2011, 08:24 pm
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Default Re: What is Canbus?

Google is your friend.

CAN Bus is a multiplexed wiring system used to connect intelligent devices such as Electronic Control Units (ECU's) onto vehicles, allowing data to be transferred in a low-cost and reliable manner.

CAN means 'Controller Area Network' and was developed by Bosch in 1980. Most new vehicles use this system and it is becoming increasingly difficult to install after-market products without using a CAN Bus Interface.


The reasons for the vehicle manufacturers using CAN Bus are:-

(a) Significant reduction in wiring leading to:-

(i) Significant reduction in manufacturing cost and hence retail cost.

(ii) Reduction in weight resulting in improved fuel consumption.

(b) Reduced number of interconnections hence improving reliability.
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oh i see. kool, thanx for the info.
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