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Could have sworn there was a parallel thread to this?? Just acquired a ' GTV V6 (May '99 serial 6054229) with sick electronics. Silly me. Did you have any luck finding out or using this tool??
 

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What sort of plug in gear are you guy's using then, know there are millions of experts up there in 'Bonnie Scotland'? Thinking more for the 147 EOBD2 is it. Excluding Examiner of course, naturally enough!!
 
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If you have a engine warning light shaped like a red injector, then your car is the old type OBD which AlfaDiag uses (check whether your ECU is covered as not all spiders/GTV's are covered). If the engine warning light is more orange and shaped like an engine then you have EOBD which uses a universal cable and universal software (not sure which type is best though).

My spider is a P1 1997 and doesn't have a diagnostic socket like that, it has the older 3pin type like a 146.
 

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Andy, know how you feel. I originaly thought that being able to plug in and diagnose faults/codes etc would be ideal. I looked at this a couple of months ago and ended up going around in circles and eventualy giving up.

My conclusions were that it was difficult to identify the correct cable to use and did the software support my car, this can be determined from the engine number.

I for one would be eternally greatful if someone could come on the forum and give clear guidance as to what cable to use as an interface. Im OK using a computer but as for USB, serial ports etc. my eyes/brain glaze over.

Good luck
 

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Michael, many thanks. If its raining again this weekend, thats a project sorted, now just got to avoid the wifes projects.
 

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Vehicles Covered by AlfaDiag
ECU Type Model Engine Engine Code
M1.5.5 145/146(*) 1.4 TS AR33503
145/146(*) 1.6 TS AR67601,AR32102
145/146(*) 1.8 TS AR32201,AR67106
145/146(*) 2.0 TS AR32301,AR67204
156** 1.6 TS** AR32102,AR67601
156 1.8 TS AR32201
156 2.0 TS AR32301
166 2.0 TS AR34103
GTV/Spider 1.8 TS AR32201
GTV/Spider(*) 2.0 TS AR16201,AR32301
ME 2.1 156 2.5 V6 AR32401,AR32405
166 2.5 V6 AR34201,AR36201
166 3.0 V6 AR34301,AR34302,AR36101
GTV/Spider(*) 3.0 V6 AR16101,AR16105
ME 2.1 Turbo 166 2.0 Turbo AR34102
ME 3.1 156 Selespeed 2.0 TS AR32301


* Note: This model with this engine code were also equipped with the M2.10.3 and M2.10.4 ECU, which is not currently supported.

** Note: This model with this engine code were also equipped with the M2.10.4 ECU, which is not currently supported.

The above was copied from the AlfaDiag website. Am I correct in assuming that if your model and engine code are marked with an * then the software will not work.
 

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All. I finally got a mssg back from the alfadiag chap and all looks good. IE I think I know what I now need etc etc.:)

My POJ is a 1999 24v. and below are some key facts I have picked up on the way (boy was it a struggle)

1) The air bag ECU comes in two flavors. One with a 3 pin plug for testing which is maybe under a seat somewhere. This one I believe has a 8 or 12 pin (or there abouts) socket on the ECU and can be reset with the use of a wire and switch. The other ECU (mine) has a 30 pin socket and the diag part is connected to the 16 way diag socket up by the drivers foot well.

2) connection to your PC/laptop via the USB port can cause problems with drivers etc. Best to use the 9way serial interface (normally comm1).

3)My engine code (AR 16102) is covered by alfadiag even though it is not on the compatibly list on the web site.

4) best to use this method for connection http://www.ecufix.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_66&products_id=183 and not this http://www.ecufix.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_65&products_id=181 because the diag "line" for each ECU in the car is presented at a different pin on the 16way socket. The fixed cable solution will only look at the pin it is wired for, which is fine if all diag lines appeared on the same pin.

5) Some day my car will leave the garage and run like it should :rolleyes: ....always hopping!.

I'm going to get the lead and software and blitz this dam airbag light to smithereens :D before I go off the rails completely!

Regards
 

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Glad you got a reply from AlfaDiag, I have given up hope of an answer to my email sent some 3 weeks ago.

Keep us posted on the outcome.

On a post titled "Alfadiag or Alfa TS Diag" RamJam seemed pretty close to a solution but he has not posted the final outcome.
 

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2001 and later cars use the OBD-II port which is a standard across the European car industry. However, it is just for engine management not for the ABS, Aircon or Airbag systems. Later cars (I think from 2005) use the CAN system from the same port and all the system communicate. So for 2001-2005 the additional system use the OBD-II port but in a non-standardised way so you are reliant on Fiat-Examiner at your friendly local dealer.
 

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That's not good. I was heavily reliant on my VAGCOM when I had the Audi, and saved myself plenty of cash on minor servicing issues.
 

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