Which Lexia to purchase?

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Hi
Can someone give me some advice on which Lexia to purchase either Amazon or Ebay and what software ie windows type ie XP or 7/10 to run with the lexis software installed. I have a 2007 Citroen C3 Diesel HDI and 2015 Citroen C3 Picasso. The ABS lights on on the 2007 C3 just purchased sensors all round do I need to reset the BSI after I have fitted the new sensors aint fitted them yet.
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danieldemain wrote:Hi
Can someone give me some advice on which Lexia to purchase either Amazon or Ebay and what software ie windows type ie XP or 7/10 to run with the lexis software installed. I have a 2007 Citroen C3 Diesel HDI and 2015 Citroen C3 Picasso. The ABS lights on on the 2007 C3 just purchased sensors all round do I need to reset the BSI after I have fitted the new sensors aint fitted them yet.
Regards Danny
There is a topic that has plenty of lexia information that can answer some of these questions.

Do you want lexia for the Picasso or the C3?
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Preferably for both but primary for the C3
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danieldemain wrote:Preferably for both but primary for the C3
You will need a very late version of lexia/diagbox for the Picasso, like this version and its install may need a virtual machine - your laptop will need to be up to the job. But if its just the C3 and older version of lexia will suffice.


The later versions of lexia are backwardly compatible and updates are released to cover the newer models.
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danieldemain wrote:The ABS lights on on the 2007 C3 just purchased sensors all round do I need to reset the BSI after I have fitted the new sensors aint fitted them yet.
No, just drive and the fault should clear when the ECU sees good ABS sensor signals.
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Thank you for your replies as always you are a font of knowledge on C3's. :D
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Old thread, but the same question needing a 2022 answer. We have two cars needing attention which would justify spending money on this now -

First is 59 reg 1.4 Diesel C3 - our second C3, it came with a fancy aftermarket radio which we don't actually like and we want to put the original manufacturer radio from the previous (07) C3 into the current C3 - as far as I know that requires the VIN to be matched in the radio setup, only achievable by Lexia / Diagbox. The original radio connectors in the present car are intact, whoever fitted the aftermarket radio did it the 'right way' and used adaptor cables rather than just chopping all the wiring, thank God.

Second car is a Peugeot 107 with a badly intermittent wiper control stalk - I understand that in order to replace this with a new or second hand lighting / wiper control assembly we would need to code the new unit onto the car.

If we can tackle these jobs alone, never mind any future problems, the Lexia / Diagbox package will have earned the money spent on it.

As per the original post, my question is what version to buy in mid 2022 based on the cars above and the computers I have available.

Computers available are:
1) 32-bit Windows XP laptops - all run 'Home' I think, not 'Pro'.
2) 64-bit Windows 10 laptops

Unfortunately we skipped Windows 7 so we don't have any machines running that OS. I gather Lexia / Diagbox isn't too Win 10 friendly.

What we are probably looking for is the version which will run on Win XP Home 32-bit but is able to work with 09 / 59 reg cars.

Does it exist?
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You can install a virtual environment on your windows 10 machines to provide any version of windows you need to run the version of lexia/diagbox you want.

More info: https://www.groovypost.com/howto/setup- ... indows-10/

As for fixing the Pug stalks (assuming they are like the Citroen C3), if you get the same model year stalks you shouldn't have any issues. No coding required. You can run into difficulty if you fit stalks from a different year or make that needs different software in the car to communicate with them.
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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2009 (59)
Engine Size: 1.4
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Mileage: 75000
Trim Level: Airdream+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
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Hi Arfur - surprised you say that, about there being no need to code the wiper / stalk box on the 107 and also implying the same about the C3, I was pretty sure the 'stalk box' around the steering wheel column was one of various ECUs dotted around the C3. On our 07 C3 the headlights became increasingly independent, eventually just turning themselves on whenever they felt like it, but looking around I got the impression the stalk boxes were specific (ie, coded) to the cars.

I don't really want to go down the road of running multiple or virtual OSes on an otherwise clean Windows machine for the benefit of one piece of software which will only be used quite rarely, so I'm aiming for a version which will run natively on 32-bit XP but still support 09/59 cars. Is that a possibility?
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Year: 2009 (59)
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
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Further to the previous questions, has anyone bought Lexia / Diagbox or any other car diagnostic tools from this seller?

https://tools4car.co.uk

Good experience? Bad experience?
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