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Hardware you can use for connecting to your ECU

Postby Ric » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:45 am

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Re: Hardware you can use for connecting to your ECU

Postby Ric » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:45 am

Post more alternatives here, and I will keep the first post updated.
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Re: Hardware you can use for connecting to your ECU

Postby rickerty » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:42 am

:? Is there a similar cable/part to use on the post-MY06 models?

I was just about to order one these, lucky I saw this first...
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Re: Hardware you can use for connecting to your ECU

Postby Hotwire » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:11 pm

rickerty wrote::? Is there a similar cable/part to use on the post-MY06 models?

I was just about to order one these, lucky I saw this first...


MY08 requires the use of the Openport 2.0 cable. MY07+ use can bus, which is not accesible using the openport 1.3 or VAG COM cables.

To read/write your MY07+ ECU buy one of these:
http://www.tactrix.com/index.php?option ... &Itemid=53
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Re: Hardware you can use for connecting to your ECU

Postby subyroo » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:02 am

Hotwire wrote:
rickerty wrote::? Is there a similar cable/part to use on the post-MY06 models?

I was just about to order one these, lucky I saw this first...


MY08 requires the use of the Openport 2.0 cable. MY07+ use can bus, which is not accesible using the openport 1.3 or VAG COM cables.

To read/write your MY07+ ECU buy one of these:
http://www.tactrix.com/index.php?option ... &Itemid=53


What about one of these, they say they are compatible with all Subaru's except 1999 and older Subarus which are not OBDII compliant.

http://www.ultra-gauge.com/ultragauge/index.htm
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Re: Hardware you can use for connecting to your ECU

Postby rickerty » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:38 am

Strange website, product looks ok though I can't figure out if it's usable as an interface cable or if it's just for reading and displaying data...
I'll read it properly after work.

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Re: Hardware you can use for connecting to your ECU

Postby Hotwire » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:29 pm

The problem with 95% of those "obdII gauges" etc is they only communicate via OBDII protocol (generalising here for simplicity). While all post 1996 USDM cars needed to comply with OBDII, ADM and JDM cars do not. Most ADM cars (just like JDM) do not comply with OBDII but simply use the same connector to communicate via SSM (Subaru Select Monitor) protocol, therefore you will get very limited, if ANY data from these generic OBDII devices

Hope this helps clear it up a little.
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Re: Hardware you can use for connecting to your ECU

Postby subyroo » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:22 am

Hotwire wrote:The problem with 95% of those "obdII gauges" etc is they only communicate via OBDII protocol (generalising here for simplicity). While all post 1996 USDM cars needed to comply with OBDII, ADM and JDM cars do not. Most ADM cars (just like JDM) do not comply with OBDII but simply use the same connector to communicate via SSM (Subaru Select Monitor) protocol, therefore you will get very limited, if ANY data from these generic OBDII devices

Hope this helps clear it up a little.


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For the money it is a great little device and the back light/contrast settings make it very, very easy to read in bright sunshine when it's on the windscreen mount, for me it was worth the money, for other people it may not be enough or do what they want.
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Re: Hardware you can use for connecting to your ECU

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Re: Hardware you can use for connecting to your ECU

Postby coyote » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:42 am

Ecuflash is developed and maintained by Tatrix.

I'm happy to purchase all cables from Tatrix to support the software development.

Of course I know real Openport cables will always work with Ecuflash too.
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Re: Hardware you can use for connecting to your ECU

Postby bosc0 » Wed May 09, 2012 10:13 am

I am a little shy of a tuning noob, but is there a reason why this bluetooth connection wouldn't work on a Subaru?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OBD2-ELM327-Bluetooth-CAN-BUS-Scanner-Tool-V1-4-OBDII-/280721746181?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item415c51e905#ht_4142wt_1038

That item coupled with an iPad/iPhone app would be amazeballs right?
Seems EVOSCAN is almost on to it, but purely for monitoring. Basic editing would be tight!
http://www.evoscan.com/iphone-ipad-4-evoscan

Just putting it out there.

EDIT: nevermind... just read a whole heap more info including about http://www.obdkey.com/. Seems it's been there, done that, wait for this type scenario.
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Re: Hardware you can use for connecting to your ECU

Postby brainy » Wed May 09, 2012 12:22 pm

The bluetooth/wifi device is good for reading and resetting codes.

You can't use it to flash roms though.

Also like to point out the bluetooth one works great for android devices (Torque app is awesome) and you can use a pc to connect to it as well.
The bluetooth one doesn't seem to be compatible with iOS so if you're running an ipad or iphone you'll need to get the wifi version. The iOS app is called Rev.

I gave my sister my Sansung Galaxy S2 and it's crippled my use of the bluetooth odbkey device. :(

I might order the wifi one and run it in the car connecting to the ipad (i just think the iphone screen might be too small to be useful?)
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Re: Hardware you can use for connecting to your ECU

Postby coyote » Wed May 09, 2012 12:29 pm

brainy wrote:i just think the iphone screen might be too small to be useful?


Which begs the question of why you downgraded from the SGS2?
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Re: Hardware you can use for connecting to your ECU

Postby SH30RB » Wed May 09, 2012 12:34 pm

brainy wrote:The bluetooth/wifi device is good for reading and resetting codes.

You can't use it to flash roms though.

Also like to point out the bluetooth one works great for android devices (Torque app is awesome) and you can use a pc to connect to it as well.
The bluetooth one doesn't seem to be compatible with iOS so if you're running an ipad or iphone you'll need to get the wifi version. The iOS app is called Rev.

I gave my sister my Sansung Galaxy S2 and it's crippled my use of the bluetooth odbkey device. :(

I might order the wifi one and run it in the car connecting to the ipad (i just think the iphone screen might be too small to be useful?)


for a bit of "hey, why not!" i went and got a cheap $15 bluetooth OBD dongle thingo to run with "Torque" on my galaxy tab, its a bit lagy (a second behind, at most) i.e. ill rev the car, then half a second later it will show the revs on the screen.

its pretty cool watching everything work, and you can also data log with "Torque", record 0 - 100 kph, 0 - 60 mph, 1/8 mile, 1/4 mile times too.
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Re: Hardware you can use for connecting to your ECU

Postby SegR » Wed May 09, 2012 1:48 pm

SH30RB wrote:i went and got a cheap $15 bluetooth OBD dongle thingo to run with "Torque" on my galaxy tab, its a bit lagy (a second behind, at most) i.e. ill rev the car, then half a second later it will show the revs on the screen.

its pretty cool watching everything work, and you can also data log with "Torque", record 0 - 100 kph, 0 - 60 mph, 1/8 mile, 1/4 mile times too.


Which dongle did you get? The ELM327 one? Might be a cheap fix for me, but also not sure if it'll work with the 3.0R as only the '05 GT is listed as compatible.
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