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V3 Trace Files

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  1. Trace files are automatically saved where an error message is presented using the device in BBX mode.  
  2. Users can manually save trace files where options do not perform the desired outcome.
  3. For FlashScan/AutoCal V3 pass-thru read and flash issues, users should save both V8 Trace Files and manually save the FlashScan/AutoCal V3 Trace File.  

To manually generate a trace file on FlashScan/AutoCal V3 navigate to Scan Tool -> F3: Scan Options -> F1: Save Trace.


Trace files are located in the EFILive -> Trace folder on FlashScan/AutoCal V3.  Trace files are named using the following naming convention:

yyyymmdd_hhnnss_<desc>.xalm, where:

  • yyyymmdd: is the year, month and day that the trace was recorded.
  • hhnnss: is the hour, minute and second that the trace was recorded.
  • <desc>: is the description where;
    •  “User” means user generated trace files
    • “xxx._x_$xxxx” identifies the 3 character controller ID, the communication process upload/download, and the 4 digit error code.
  •  xalm: is the file extension.

The trace file can be retrieved by connecting FlashScan/AutoCal V3 to your PC and navigating to Options-> F2: File System -> F3: USB Thumb Drive on the device to open FlashScan/AutoCal V3 in Windows Explorer.


User Defined Menu:

Follow the instructions provided by your Tuner to save a trace file, alternatively install the Standard menu to use the instructions above.  To install the standard menu;

  1.    Connect FlashScan/AutoCal V3 to PC.
  2.    Launch the EFILive V8 Scan and Tune software.
  3.    Navigate to [F6: Devices] -> [F5: Options].
  4.    Select [Disable Custom Menu] to revert to the Standard Menu.
  5.    To restore the custom menu select [Enable Custom Menu].
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