Join Date: May 2014
Location: South Dartmouth, Ma / Killington, Vt
Car: 2015 Outback 3.6R Package 23
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Diagnostic cable/software and TPMS
I've been a Volkswagen guy for a really long time. With a VW, you go to the Vag-Com web site, buy a diagnostic cable, and download the software for your laptop. You plug the cable into your OBD-2 port and you can view/reconfigure all kinds of useful things. In particular, you can get the fault code log.
I'm about to take delivery of a 2015 Outback 3.6R. Among other things, I've learned that you have to reprogram the TPMS system when you swap between winter and summer wheels. With an internet search, I see a tool you can buy for an outrageous $250.00 and all it does is let you reprogram your TPMS. On a VW, $250 will get you the cable and software to do virtually anything short of re-flashing the ECU with a different profile to boost the turbo.
Is there anything like this for a 2015 Outback or are you perpetually tied to the dealership?