Does anyone know of a OBDII reader that Is OBDII on one end and USB on the other, I want to connect car to computer and see about some program that I can see CE Light codes, RPM's MPG's and maybe even edit ECU.
(Note: Some non-North American members have found that the 409 cable doesn't work with their late 90s/early2000s Subarus. This apparently has something to do with the cable; a different model cable seems to have resolved it. See around post #570 and following.)
I needed to kill about 15 codes on my WRX due to stuck secondary air injection valves.
I used a tactrix cable, RomRaider and ECUFlash.(the cable was pricey, the 2 software packages were free downloads)
I have also recently been using RomRaider Logger to try to chase down an intermittent miss.
I am no expert. You would likely need to educate yourself quite a bit before risking flashing your ECU. You can 'brick' your car if not done correctly. I have no idea what, if anything, you can or would want to alter in an NA 1999 car, but, it may be worth asking at the RR Forum or some other Open Source tuner forum at NASIOC or elsewhere.
man, I have no idea. I doubt it's a cable-related data rate issue as, from what little I've read, the slow part of an ecu-cable-laptop OR ecu-elm327 bluetooth-smartphone system, is the ECU. There are several revisions of Tactrix so, you have to make sure you get the right one for what you're doing. tactrix is also $$$, vag-com $
Reading your ecu should be no problem but,honestly, you are probably in a unique position and will have to piece together anything you're doing in the way of tuning/re-flashing. Just gathering info here and there cause, I doubt too many people have gone down the path you've chosen. The turbo cars just have more to offer, in the way of tuning, than a '99 NA car and that is where the most knowledge/experience lies.
My friend has a programmer called superchip for his dodge Dakota truck it has a USB type port that it can somehow be connected to computer. Is there a way to program it for my car? He said its specially for his truck? Says nothing about dodge on it