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Brenda, You could have one of fifty troubles giving you a no start condition. To run, a car needs a control system, and functional electricity. The engine needs spark, fuel, and air in the proper mix. Any defect could cause troubles. But the good news is your car is equipped with a computer system that manages a good portion of these things. It also ...
Your car probably has a PATS key (a security feature), which prevents the ignition from starting if an unprogrammed key is used. Sometimes, a good key will go bad, and that's trouble, especially if you don't have a backup key. If you have a backup key, try it. Hopefully, that will start the car. If it doesn't then the starter may be going bad or the ...
You cannot easily "tap" into any ECU/PCM. Depending on what year your vehicle is, it could be a simple set of analog gauges which you could tap into the signal line, but you'll need to do some hardware design to convert the signals to usable data. If it's a newer vehicle, you'll have to deal with the canbus protocol and that will be very difficult. Your ...
If your car has a OBD2/ODBII port then it is achievable. I'd imaging the simplest way would be to use a ELM327 type cable or even a bluetooth adapter to provide the interface between the pi and the car.
To affirm Max's answer, yes this shouldn't be too difficult. Here's a great link to get you started http://www.cowfishstudios.com/blog/obd-pi-raspberry-pi-displaying-car-diagnostics-obd-ii-data-on-an-aftermarket-head-unit Very cool project, it'll be interesting to see how it turns out for you.
My first questions for you? Isn't that a new car, still under factory warranty? What did the dealership tell you? (What year is the car? what is the mileage?) If not, that sure looks like a wiring issue to me, based on that tachometer dropout. Loose ground? Intermittent short or disconnect to the crank (and / or cam) position sensor? Note the crank (...
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