Mine doesn't connect either, even after going through the "How To" section on the fiatecuscan.net website.
The cable I'm using is a Rosstech (apparently sort of "semi-pro" brand for VAG-COM cables) and it reports VID = 0403 and PID = FA24 in Windows XP.
I've tried three different drivers for the USB cable drivers:
- the standard latest (v2.06) from ftdichip.com
- a modified version (v2.00) from The definitive end-all fix to USB vag-com cables and Lemmiwinks (without using 2 ports) [Archive] - AudiWorld Forums
, changed specifically for this cable (with the new VID and PID added to the INF files)
- a hybrid version (v2.06) I've "made" myself, by adding the relevant lines for the right VID/PID to the INF files in the standard 2.06.
I've set up the proper latency per the Fiat ECU Scanner - Fiat/Alfa/Lancia ECU Reader
document, but when I hit the connect button, I get the "connecting to ECU" box for a few seconds, then it's gone and a small 'disconnected' status message shows up in the bottom-left corner.
- I only saw a "Alfa 156 '02 2.4 20v" in the list, while mine is a '03 2.4 20v mJet. To the best of my knowledge, the '03 (facelift) 156 was the first using 2.4 20v. Could it be a minor issue (typo) or my info is wrong or my car is not supported?
- Is there some "debug mode" which could be enabled when starting the software? I imagine a detailed log of the connection attempt would be useful.
- There's no mention in the HOWTO about the position of the key, so I tried all possibilities - off, MAR, on. Obviously, no results. Any ideas?
Anyway, no matter it works for me or not, congrats to the author for making this available to the community as a free piece of software.