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Old 12-30-2003, 12:14 AM
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And here is the rest of the pins on the diagnostic socket:

Pin Function
1 RPM signal, 0 to 12 V, 4 pulses per revolution. A frequency of 43.3 pulses per second corresponds to the desired idle speed of 650 RPM. (To check your tachometer you could measure the frequency at this pin and multiply by 15 to get RPM.) This signal is derived from the ignition amplifier and is synchronized with the low side of the ignition coil.
3 Lambda on/off ratio, 0 to 13.6 V, 100 Hz. This is not a replica of the output of the oxygen sensor. The "duty cycle" in Mercedes literature refers to the percentage of time this signal is low. Longer duty cycle (lower average voltage) = lean, shorter = rich.
4 Low (negative) side of the ignition coil. This is where to monitor the dwell angle of the electronic ignition amplifier, and is also a good place to view a reflected and attenuated image of the spark. This is about 50 VPP, safe for an ordinary oscilloscope.
5 Hot (battery voltage) in Run or Start, NOT FUSED! This is actually the positive side of the ignition coil.
6 Hot at all times, through fuse 2
7 Shielded cable from TDC sensor. This is not the same sensor which triggers the spark control unit, but it could be used in a clever circuit with pin 1 to measure spark advance.
8 Shielded cable from TDC sensor.
9 Shield for pins 7 and 8.
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