Right, I've been digging around the forums and all I've achieved is to muddle my mind!
Right, my Spider has had an Air Con based fire in its past and as a result the local Alfa garage had a hissy fit and they refuse to work on my car (but will willingly supply parts to other garages!) anyway, to cut a long story short I've had a pretty major rebuild done on my engine after some damage at a local garage but they don't have software to connect to the Alfa. I have a couple of errors which I got checked out at the said local Alfa garage (yeah, they'd plug that into it for an easy £30) the errors are
Temperature W.Lamp (Open Circuit) - Error Present
O.C or S.C to +BATT Phase Sensor - Error Present
So my garage is going to take another look at it, but I don't want to have to keep taking my car to the Local Alfa con artists for £30 a pop again, and I'd like to be able to connect to my ECU (I'm a geek that way
All I want to do is to check if the errors are still present, not neciserraly clear them (I suppose I can let the Alfa Garage do it)
However, from the looks of the erros above I think its just loose connections, sometimes the Injector light will be on for 3 seconds (like it always is) blink quickly and remain on. Other times there may be anything up to 15 seconds before it will come back on, does this mean the error isn't present but then appears?
Basically, The quick version of the question.
Whats the best way to connect to the ECU to get info out of it?
My car is a 1999 model Spider, with the plastic top 2.0TS engine with the 16pin ODB connector next to the fusebox.