AlfaOBD Support For 06~12 Rams

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Zanctank

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I recently activated the factory theft alarm on my 2006 2500 Mega Diesel with AlfaOBD. Kudos to Big Daddy's House on YouTube showing how on his 2014. The menu items on 2006 are different but I found "Vehicle Config 2: Interior Vehicle Theft Alarm Configuration" on the "Car Configuration Change" menu and selected "VTA". Who knew the alarm was there all along and just needed activating. I wonder how much dealer would have charged

My only other change not mentioned before is "Illuminated Approach Time". My headlights originally wouldn't come on when unlocking but after installing a new TIPM they would come on for 90 sec. Seemed excessive and, for diesels, the last thing you want is more load on startup especially in winter. I set to 10 sec.
 

BillyNC

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2010
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So I bit the bullet and spent $200 on a OBDLink MX+ and the AlfaOBD app (android). I hooked up to my 2010 1500. I changed the BCM/Configuration Change/Vehicle Config 4: Rear LED Stop, Tail and Turn Lamps Present for RT after I swapped out my rear incandescent lamps for supposedly "LED Anti flash Canbus Ready for Automotive Brake Tail Light, Error Free".

After I shutoff, wait some time, and crank 'er up, the lights hyper flash and the "Right Rear Tail light Out" error displays and fires off a matching CEL error.

It appears from reading this thread, my choices are to install inline resistors, or perhaps someone has figured out the procedure through AlphaOBD to make the change stick in the BCM.

Please Reply with your thoughts...
 

sparky300

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I recently replaced the OEM dual halogen headlights in my 2011 SLT with OEM quads. I had previously purchased AlfaOBD and was using an ELM327 compatible VEEPEAK BT module for for troubleshooting and diagnosis that I use on my BMW but I was getting a write error when attempting to code the BCM for the quads. Turns out the VEEPEAK has a communication issue and will only read data and is not able to write to the BCM. After buying the OBDLink MX+ is was able to get the quads coded to the truck. Still cheaper than a drive (and the hassle) of taking it to the dealer.
Lesson learned, follow the advice and lessons from others here on the forum. Don't cheap out! Thanks to everyone here for all their knowledge and experience!
 

ronnyek

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I've got a 2008 Ram 3500. Its bare bones, has manual windows and door locks, and never had keyfobs.
I've got one original key, and a locksmith cloned that key. The cloned key is falling apart, so I'd ultimately just like to replace both keys.

I've got alfaobd and obdlink mx+, and can communicate fine with the PCM. After choosing RFHUB module and picking the one module that meets year (I think it was non-power something 07-09) it gives me a few service functions.

Does anyone know if any of these service functions will allow me to add additional transponder keys to my truck?
- Program Ignition Keys SKIM only
- Program RKE Only Keys
- Transfer Secret Key from PCM
- Transfer Secret Key to PCM


I haven't tried contacting my local dealer, but I've been told they only program stuff thats less than 10 yr or something. I'd also really prefer not to have to have another janky clone key.
 

Canadianbreed

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2500 outdoorsman 5.7
Is there a way to enable the windows down feature using my key fob for a 2012 ram outdoorsman? Just tried doing it but don't have the option to do so
 

metalchewy

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Is there a way to enable the windows down feature using my key fob for a 2012 ram outdoorsman? Just tried doing it but don't have the option to do so
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Central gateway module. 06-12
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Car configuration change, then select vehicle configuration 2, windows express feature function. Front Only works. Nothing that I could find to get all 4 to work.
 

Canadianbreed

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DILLIGAF

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I finally got around to disabling the DRL dropout today.

The HIDs I got only hooked up to 1 of the bulb socket so when I put on my Right turn signal both HIDs would shut off...lol..
 

oldiemotors

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Anyone figure out how to query the sunroof or command it to open/close using alfaOBD? I am not getting power FROM the sunroof module TO the overhead switch (orange/green wire or B+ in the service manual). If I jumper +12v to the other three connections in the overhead switch the sunroof will operate so the sunroof module seems ok...except for it not putting out the B+ signal to the overhead switch.
 

icemanch

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If you already have two or more keys you do not need to use a programmer.

If you only have one key you have to get a pin to program the second. You can get the pin from the dealer.

I also found that Appcar can extract the pin. It sucks because you have to buy a license which is linked to the VIN and you have to use a laptop to run it but, it is slightly easier to use for some things compared to AlfaOBD.

 
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