Wednesday, February 11, 2015

TurboXS UTEC manual (for Subaru WRX), files, and additional information

Introduction

Although some of us still have and use this hardware, information for it is becoming harder and harder to locate.  So to help insure these resources are available I am posting them here.

I first had to find the information and I want to give credit where it is due.  Most of these files came from this site http://honest-bob.com/utec/ .  It is not my intent to take from Honest Bob, again, I am just creating another location where these files can be found.  Please visit Honest Bob's site and maybe send him a thank you.

Official Manuals

WRX-STI User Guide.pdf - this should be the guide for the original UTEC, although the document is dated 2006 and I believe I purchased and installed my UTEC before that date.  I searched the web and could not find a manual that was any different, so I am going with this as the resource for original UTEC devices.

Delta Installation Supplement.pdf - this appears to be for the TurboXS 2006 new Delta model of the UTEC.  The Delta is designed to be used in a number of different platforms, the installation instructions vary slightly from the standard UTEC installation. This supplement is meant to address those differences.

Unofficial Manuals

These two documents are very helpful and a good read for tuning with the UTEC. Both are written by The Ginge.

UTEC Quick Guide 2004

UTEC Quick Guide (Part Deux) 2007

Maps and Parameters

Please use caution and double check everything if you plan to use these maps.  I do not want to be responsible for damage to your car.  I did not create these files. 

02-05 WRX UTEC
02-05 WRX Delta
04-05 STI UTEC
06-Up Delta

Firmware

UTEC Firmware version 5.8 (Original UTEC)
* I have not installed this firmware on my UTEC yet.  Before I do, I am going to try and make sure this is definitely for the UTEC I have.  Improper firmware or a bad flash can destroy the UTEC.  So please be careful. I do hope it is for my UTEC as it brings some nice new features.

UTEC Delta V23B Firmware

Drivers

Delta USB Drivers

TurboXS Tuner (for Delta v23)

Tuner v23

HyperTerminal for Windows 7

Download HyperTerminal for Windows 7

HyperTerminal is necessary for connecting to the UTEC from a computer via the serial cable.

How to install

Installing this requires extracting the zip and then placing certain files in certain locations.

If you are using Windows 7 32-bit Operating System do the following:

Step 1) Right click and extract the zip you downloaded.  The zip extracts two folders.  Program Files and Windows.  Open the Program Files folder, open the Windows NT folder, right click on hypertrm.exe and choose Copy.  Now browse to C:\Program Files\Windows NT and paste the file into the Windows NT folder (Ctrl + V or right click in the white space and choose Paste). 

Step 2) Open the Windows folder from the extracted zip.  Inside will be System32, open that folder.  Inside will be hypertrm.dll.  Right click this file and choose Copy. Browse to C:\Windows, scroll down to System32, right click the System32 folder and choose Paste. 

If you are using Windows 7 64-bit Operating System do the following:

Step 1) Right click and extract the zip you downloaded.  The zip extracts two folders.  Program Files and Windows.  Open the Program Files folder, open the Windows NT folder, right click on hypertrm.exe and choose Copy.  Now browse to C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows NT and paste the file into the Windows NT folder (Ctrl + V or right click in the white space and choose Paste). 

Step 2) Open the Windows folder from the extracted zip.  Inside will be System32, open that folder.  Inside will be hypertrm.dll.  Right click this file and choose Copy. Browse to C:\Windows, scroll down to SysWOW64, right click the SysWOW64 folder and choose Paste. 

In both cases, the help folder in the extracted System32 folder is really not necessary.  It can be ignored.

To run HyperTerminal you will want to either browse to the location of the hypertrm.exe and double click it. 
Win7 32-bit: C:\Program Files\Windows NT\hypertrm.exe
Win7 64-bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows NT\hypertrm.exe

Or - you can create a desktop shortcut.  Browse to the hypertrm.exe using the appropriate paths specified above, right click on the exe and choose 'Sent To'>Desktop (create shortcut).  Now there will be a shortcut on the desktop to launch HyperTerminal.

Using HyperTerminal
Open HyperTerminal by double clicking the exe or shortcut if you created one.  The instructions for how to configure HyperTerminal are in the manual.  The settings must be set correctly for it to work with your UTEC.  When I say settings I mean things like this:
Select COM Port
Port settings:
Bits per second: 19200
Data bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop bits: 1
Flow Control: None


Again, please refer to the manual (instructions for HyperTerminal begin on page 12 of the WRX-STI UTEC User guide.

Helpful Links

I've linked to Bob's site which offers the files above, and two sites that have interesting software that can be used with the UTEC.

Honest Bob UTEC
Jeffsoftware
MPS_UTECLogger 3.0

Also, Googling will turn up more information.  There are a number of threads on the NASIOC forum pertaining to the UTEC.


2 comments:

Honest Bob said...

Yay a mirror! The more the merrier. :)

tobias said...

Thank you Honest Bob.