This is advice for someone tries to run DRBIII emulator on Micropod 2 for 2005 Chrysler Crossfire European.
Was reading online about the diagnostics of our fine vehicles and bumbed into a blog post stating a working emulator for Crossfire:
My XFire is 2005 and european, so it definitely is RDB III, was just wondering can someone verify the possibility of this being legit or have I misunderstood something ?
Yes, I have purchased and used this product on 2005 srt6 coupe and 2007 ltd roadster (us versions). It takes some work to get the software set up. But once you do, it works fine.
This Micropod 2 Clone works with the Enhanced DRB 3 Emulator.
Cost is about $170 (plus win 7 or XP laptop).
Any of those laptops should work fine. I am using Windows 7 installed on a used laptop for about $200: http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/new-second-hand-lenovo.html
If you purchase the Micropod 2 unit and need some assistance, or have some questions, I will be happy to try my best to help. I am however not an expert. I am just a Crossfire owner who is unhappy with my dealers (lack of) service. They charged me $75 to say they couldn’t relearn my TPMS, and then estimated an additional $300 (parts only) to replace a TPMS module that I didn’t need. It felt good to be able to do the work myself, and not have to depend on them. That alone was worth the money I spent.
You will need this:
1) Good computer knowledge
2) A laptop with a clean Windows XP or Windows 7 installation on it. Nothing else. Networking and Updating turned off.
3) A Micropod 2 Clone
4) Follow these instructions
5) A TPMS tool to “chirp” the sensors so the vehicle can read them (I use the Autel TS601)
6) Perform a TPMS Relearn sequence using DRB III Emulator. Chirp each wheel when requested by the emulator. (Takes about 5 minutes)
I have only used the emulator to perform a TPMS Relearn (2005 SRT6) and diagnose a defective air bag control module (2007 Roadster). I have tested some other diagnostic functions, but I am not very familiar with its additional capabilities. I think it will perform many other DRB III functions.
Attachment is a DRB III manual:
DRB iii emulator download for Micropod2:
DRBiii compatibility: Mircopod 2 or VCI Pod?
Micropod 2 setup for DRB iii:
PCM reprogramming with DRB iii:
Micropod2 DRBiii review:
VCI Pod DRB iii review: