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Heyas,

 

I've got the secondary air pump stuck open problem in my 2007 BP5 Legacy GT. It doesn't look too tricky to disconnect the air pump, read the ROM, tweak out the code and flash it back - however I don't think the cables I have are giving me much luck. One is a VAG COM with the CH340 chip, the other has the ftdi FT232R which works ok with FreeSSM and BTSSM but EcuFlash gets to a log line about recognising the ecu is in test mode (green connectors in passenger footwell connected), shows the ecu number then errors.

 

Is anyone selling a cable or know where to buy one that will work with some software that I can read and write to the ecu with?

 

The ECU code is (A2PG420A) (4B04535107)

 

 

Cheers!

Steve.

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On 25/11/2021 at 9:25 AM, Andy_Mac said:

Pretty sure the facelifts need the tactrix cable as the vehicle type for connecting to ecuflash is ‘subaru can’ which the cheap cables don't support. 

 

oh yep, anyone know of anywhere local (NZ ... Akl?) doing Tactrix cables?

 

Cheers!

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7 hours ago, pharnos said:


I’d assume that’s a ripoff AliExpress version which is a risky purchase as the flash going wrong will brick the ecu which is a major

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Tactrix are known to work, there is tons of info in their forums and they offer great support for genuine kit it seems. Not sure why anyone goes cheap on this, the small amount of money saved vs the cluster of a bad flash...

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Yeah fully agree go with a legit Tactrix, don't waste your time with the knock off ones. I went through this a couple years ago, bought a knock off one and the dongle died during early setup process. Very glad it died then and not when I tried to read or flash the car. Ended up buying Andy_Mac's Taxtrix lol, used it fine on my last GT, and will use it on the next GT. 

 

Also to note, in the picture of the Tactrix on TM, the "1234" serial is a dead giveaway it's fake. Went through that with Tactrix support too. The seller thought they had a legit version, at least that's what they said.

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