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Old 02-17-2016, 12:51 AM   #276
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Last night I verified that the cable connects to FreeSSM, I was able to pull CEL codes for both the engine and transmission as well as view all of the transmission sensor outputs. It was enough information that I could trace my DCCD issue back to the ABS unit not receiving a signal from any of the 4 wheel speed sensors. Basically this $8 cable (with appropriate drivers and setting com port per above post) and FreeSSM software gives you the power of a $1000 plus dollar Subaru scan tool that the dealership uses. SWEET! It also is able to clear both engine and transmission codes. I have not tried it with Romraider or ECUflash yet but I may test it out shortly. I do have a Tactrix cable that I normally use for that so its not super high priority, but it would be nice to have a cheaper option.

Now I just need to figure out my Wheel speed sensor issue.....
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:22 PM   #277
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2007 wrx 2007 Lmtd


hey all
so most of you guys were able to read and flash !
i got the vag com from ebay with silver cable and blue unit.its supposed to be a ftdi chip as per the seller.

i went through the whole thread and i really got confused , should i be soldering the pin 11 and 16 like you guys did ?

romriader is working great , i just cant get ecuflash to read or write !
i get KERNEL GET VERSION in the ecuflash then i get a window with a message to check my log for errors!

can anyone help please

05 JDM wrx bone stock
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:25 PM   #278
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Default Still have you OBD2 cable?

Originally Posted by SUBIESKI View Post
Cool, thank you! I'm looking to buy the cable in the next day or so. Hopefully it works well for me
I live in Grand Rapids and was wondering if you still have your OBD2 cable. I bought one on ebay but it's junk. I really need to get my car fixed and don't really have time to wait to ship another cable. Wondering if I can barrow or maybe buy it from you? Thanks
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Old 11-11-2016, 01:53 PM   #279
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Hey people I'm having some issues too. I have an 04 wrx and I can't get ecu flash to work. I have a ftdi chip vag com cable, and can get rom raider, ecu explorer and another program to work.

I have a cobb off the shelf stage 2 tune on it now and I'm trying to go open source, I have tried unmarring the access port and trying that way. At this piont i have tried 5 different versions of ecu flash, and several different combinations of different step and nothing, just different error codes.

Any tips will be appreciated
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Old 11-13-2016, 05:23 PM   #280
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I take it these old vag com cables are no longer available and the only other option is tactrix?
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Old 11-13-2016, 05:24 PM   #281
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Green did u make sure to plug in the flashing plugs? Green connectors under dash?
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Old 04-26-2017, 02:35 AM   #282
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