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FiatECUScan??

Apart from Torque on your phone and FiatECUScan (or Multiscan as it now is) is there any other free software packages out there that does similar stuff?

I've got Torque on my phone and FiatECUScan on a laptop and find them both very useful. But is there any software packages for Windows that is more generic like Torque is but will also check air bag faults etc? Torque is very good but it has its limitations, like air bags and ABS for instance. So I was wondering if there was anything else that will do what FiatECUScan will do but on none Fiat, Alfa and Lancia cars??

I Google'd 'free OBD software' but obviously it throws up hundreds...any recommendations? Ones you've used and found to work well??

Many thanks.

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No?

No one tried any others??
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Apart from Torque on your phone and FiatECUScan (or Multiscan as it now is) is there any other free software packages out there that does similar stuff?


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Sorry to be thick Daz ! are you saying we can download an application on a smartphone ?
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Sorry to be thick Daz ! are you saying we can download an application on a smartphone ?
Yeah mate...you can get an Android App called Torque. There's a free version which obviously has limitations, then there's a full version which is about 2.99 (I think). It won't do air bags and ABS but it'll pretty much do everything else. Very useful for checking fault codes.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...l.torque&hl=en

You'll also need a Bleutooth ELM 327 OBD II adapter too which links up with it, you just 'pair' it like you would any other Bleutooth device. They vary in price and quality but I bought one for about 15.00 and I've had no problems at all.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wireless-C...ht_6721wt_1165

There's a few others like Garmin Mechanic but Torque is by far the best. So for around 20 you have a good piece of kit for looking up fault codes and basic diagnostics. Your average garage would charge you more than that just to plug their machine in.

I hope that helps mate but if you have any other questions I'll do my best to help.

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Thanks for your input everyone, much appreciated
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You've hit on something where you're the expert
by the look of it

I haven't got a smartphone so am unable to contribute
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You've hit on something where you're the expert
by the look of it

I haven't got a smartphone so am unable to contribute
Expert?

I wish.

No. It was more about software for a laptop, along the lines of FiatECUScan but not tied in to any particular manufacturer. The afore mentioned only works on Fiat, Lancia and Alfa's...I was looking for something a little more generic. I've found a couple I'm trying like Digimoto and ScanTool but I was hoping someone may have been able to advise on any they've tried. Not to worry, I'll soldier on. I was trying to save myself several hours of internet surfing looking at reviews and reports.

Thanks for your reply.

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By expert I meant that it looks like you're the only one
on here who knows anything about it
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By expert I meant that it looks like you're the only one
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By expert I meant that it looks like you're the only one
on here who knows anything about it
You know what they say: in the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king...
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You know what they say: in the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king...
Hahaha, aye, you're not wrong.

I just thought more people would have known about it.

Nay bother.

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Does any one have the link to where i could download the FiatECUScan please
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Its not fiat anymore, I think its multi try googling that
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googled it and loads come up with broken links
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There is AlfaOBD, an app for android . It costs 30 from Play store and the PC version is 49 EUROS and it lists airbags as one of the functions it can analyse. I don't know if will resest the code. There is a free demo version too. Info at alfaobd.com
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