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Scan tool question

My last car was a VW, and a company called Ross-Tech made a scan tool called VCDS, which basically emulates a dealer level scan tool. Is there any product like that available for Jeep/FCA?
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A lot of use the obdmx or obdmx+. These will use bluetooth or WiFi depending on model. All of ours are the mx+. The software is called alfaobd. There is a set of 6 adapter cables which are occasionally used depending on the function you are changing. Total cost is approximately $ 175.00
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I have the FIXD that plugs into the data port, you use your cell phone and there app to
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I have the FIXD that plugs into the data port, you use your cell phone and there app to
That's a generic OBDII tool. THe OP wants something that deals with the vehicle like the dealer's native scan tool form the sound of it.


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http://www.alfaobd.com/


I've not used it but know plenty who are very happy with it.



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I have a Snap On Ethos Tech, a pricey tool ($900 used) but it does a ton of stuff, and not just for one brand of car. It's able to reset the service interval light no one can figure out how to turn off (not the oil life light, that's easy).

I looked at the alfaobd, and it looks good, but I couldn't find the adapters, and I didn't want to pay that much for a tool limited to just FCA.


If you get a used Snap On, make sure it has software version 17.4 or 18.2 at the minimum if you have a '15 or 16. If you have a '17, you'd need 18.4 or the new 19.2 coming out in april. The versions are a number ahead of the year, so 19.x works on '18 and earlier, 18.x on '17 and earlier, etc.


For someone who works on their own cars, and different brands, it was worth it, but if you are only doing newer FCA, then I'd try alfaobd
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simply use alfaobd guys, and the obdlink mx not the lx ( cause of the speed) and buy the A6 grey connector to do the alignement /proxi
go to the playstore and try alfaobd .
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or you can use multiecuscan, and buy an ELM327 + bleu connector and grey connector
https://www.multiecuscan.net/
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