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Old 07-20-2007, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default Using Tactrix Cable for OBD2 Scanning...

What programs do you guys use to pull/reset codes with Tactrix cables? I can datalog & reflash with ECUFlash or Enginuity, but no matter what OBD2 programs I try (Including Scantech 0.77), I cant get it to connect...
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:45 PM   #2
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ecuexplorer.
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:08 PM   #3
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you just want to see the code or you want to shut it off?
engiunity will let you do both, but i belive you have to reflash the ecu with the error code turned off if you want to get rid of it that way.
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:20 PM   #4
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ECUexplorer is best for pulling tripped cel codes. and yes enginuity can disable any cel, and does require a reflash.
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Old 07-22-2007, 09:32 AM   #5
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You have to be careful using Ecuexplorer as if your particular ecu's CEL mapping isn't specifically defined by Ecuexplorer then it will show the incorrect codes. Only a true obdii scanner can be relied upon to give you the correct code in all cases. There's a freeware one that the Evo guys use that supports the tactrix cable ( somewhere on www.activematrix.com ), but I could not get it to work on my 02 wrx. Ecuedit (shareware) supposedly supports obdii but I'm not sure how well it works for Subarus.
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:54 PM   #6
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I could never get ECUExplorer working correctly for anything...

I use Enginuity to disable CEL's, but I just want one to read & turn off CEL's... I'm tempted to buy a hand scanner... A buddy has a TINY ASS matco one that is only $70.
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:45 PM   #7
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Ecuexplorer is flaky for reading codes. I use a real, standalone code reader because I know it is just standard OBD2 and it works correctly every time.
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