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2005 E320 CDI CA smog check

Dealer just tried to perform California required smog check and said the new smog check machine couldn't connect to my car to do the analysis. California used to just require a visual "smoke" test to certify diesels but now require the machine analysis. Has anyone else had this problem with a 2005 CDI? I can't figure out if this is because the car is a 2005 or if the dealer doesn't know what he is doing (he says his machine is currently working fine on other cars).
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New to me.
Last time I smog diesel in CA was like 10 months ago and don't recall they plug OBD.
No probe, just visual.
Take it to any other smog station and give your dealer a fist.
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