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Discussion in '4th Gen DIY' started by Ghost_RAM, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. 1500ram12

    1500ram12 Senior Member

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    I'd clear those, turn truck off, open the driver's door wait a minute then go back into abs

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    ABS INITIALIZATION

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    STATIC ECU INITIALIZATION

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    CLEARING ROLLS INFORMATION

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    2018 2500 6.4L Tradesman
     
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    So I really want to get in on the goodness that is the Alfaobd. I installed a factory brake controller and was just going to go to the dealer to have it "turned on" but was told it was going to be a week and cost me $107+tax. I figure for that much i can almost pay for the Alfa and the link.

    I'm not completely ignorant of this kind of system. I've bought a Blue Driver in the past for using on my grand cherokee. it works well but doesn't have the ability to change anything.

    I'm looking to get this stuff running before the weekend after this so I've got to get on the ball quick.

    OBD link is out of stock, And there are so many versions of the MX that I'm getting confused. I want to use a USB cable so I don't have to worry about blue tooth or wifi. Is that possible with any of the MX units or all the all blue tooth? If not what are my other (in stock) options?

    Or should I just use the blue tooth version of the MX? And is there anything better about the +, MX or LX

    Thanks for any help!
     
  3. Lawsuit11

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    Both MX and MX+ can be used

    MX is for android and windows

    MX+ is for iPhone android and windows(using stock scan tool app)

    Remember Alfa can only be used on android and windows but both MX will work

    I don’t know about the LX best bet would be get the MX+


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    The OBD link SX is usb and definitely works, but it’s also showing out of stock till the 19th. The other OBD link units are Bluetooth or WiFi only.
     
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    Lx doesn't have all protocols, like it's missing gm or something, not sure how this is confusing there are simple charts comparing them and what each one offers over the other
     
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    Unless your Android or computer does have Bluetooth (highly unlikely Android doesn't), why would you want to deal with plugging in a USB? I use the MX for the Torque pro app to monitor engine parameters for hours on end when towing, hasn't fails me yet. The MX has work great so far for AlfaOBD for me.
    For the small price difference, get either the MX or MX+ vs the LX version in case you ever need to use it on other vehicles.

    OBDLink 428101 MX+ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JFRFJG6/
    OBDLink 426101 ScanTool MX Bluetooth: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006NZTZLQ/
     
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    it worked! You are a savior! Thank you so much! I was getting use to using the gps speed app on my phone!
     
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    Thanks for the help guys. Ordered the MX and just DL'd the app. FYI it will recognize my Blue Driver but won't connect. Thought I'd try and see what happens.
     
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    Hopefully you got the tire size correct on the first try and going through those steps finished the procedure. If not don't hesitate on trying again and make sure you follow those last steps


    2018 2500 6.4L Tradesman
     
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    Not yet, im shell shocked lol i will get at it this weekend i havent even check at the perimeters that are set in...only thing is my def is 100% and needs to regen is still on.. but baby steps for me right now.
     
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