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Posting on behalf of my husband. What diagnostic tools if any do you use? He's used to looking after our cars and is looking at getting some Fiat kit. Does anybody use Multiecuscan? And if so how is it. Do you need all the coloured cables with the 500 or just the elm 327 and is it better than a generic code scanner?
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Re: Diagnostic tool?

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I think you'll find a fair few of us use MES (MultiEcuScan) on our Fiats. I'f you goto to the MES website and look on the compatible vehicles list it will tell you which cables you will need for which part of your car's ecu:

http://www.multiecuscan.net/SupportedVehiclesList.aspx

You'll also see a table to the right which tells you what each means i.e. ELM12 = ELM327 cable + Adaptor Cable 1.

You could buy the Multiplex kit which does away with the adaptor cables but at a much higher price. Look at https://www.gendan.co.uk/ which is one of the official MES suppliers in the UK.
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Re: Diagnostic tool?

Another poster also listed these as other possible leads
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Modified-E.../162524569889?
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I use the Multiecuscan software
It is an easy to handle tool
On our 500 I did service resets en read out problems with the dualogic.
Also I did programming key's for a Panda.
For home use the registered version (€50,-) is enough
I have the ELM 327 tool and the red, green and yellow OBD plug
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Re: Diagnostic tool?

Hi,
I've used Multiecuscan for a number of years and highly recommend it. It's more capable and easier to use than much more expensive software I've used for other makes in the past.
For the 500 you just need the ELM 327 and the Yellow (no.3) adaptor lead.
I've bought the full set referenced earlier and it and the seller are OK. The price is not a lot higher than just the ELM 327 and yellow adaptor alone. e.g.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271275445368
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162529898716
I've bought from these sellers too.
Note you need a laptop to run Multiecuscan, but anything running Windows XP (SP2) or later will work fine.
You could also consider AlfaOBD www.alfaobd.com But my prefernce is Multiecuscan.

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Re: Diagnostic tool?

Thanks for the reply and the links. I've just shown it to my husband as he still can't log on under his user name. He's looked at the Alfa obd and seen it can do keys, can the multiecuscan do that too? He has access to examiner from his old Fiat days but obviously our 500 is a lot newer so the engine ecu isn't recognised.
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Why not down load multiecuscan , its free,
Run MES on your computer, selected your Fiat 500 model, then clic simulate, you can then see what it does?
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Am unsure whether this (at same cost as a yellow cable) does a bit more than that.

http://www.scantool-direct.co.uk/fia...able-22-p.html
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Re: Diagnostic tool?

Quote Originally Posted by Al D View Post
Am unsure whether this (at same cost as a yellow cable) does a bit more than that.

http://www.scantool-direct.co.uk/fia...able-22-p.html
That is a MES adaptor 3, exactly the same functionality as a the "yellow" cable (also a MES adaptor 3) just not colour coded.
The adaptor is also needed for AlfaOBD.


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