Alpha obd anyone?

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by Clubbs, Jan 15, 2020 at 7:51 PM.

  1. Clubbs

    Clubbs Well-Known Member

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    Lots of post on Cummins forum and ram forums. Thinking about it for my 18 Cummins to set new tpms settings when I get new tires. Seems pretty solid, but wanted to see if any of the nc4x4 crowd has any experience
     
  2. a_kelley

    a_kelley mechanical fixer

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    It was mentioned here and there was another thread awhile back about it.
     
  3. rabb11d

    rabb11d Well-Known Member

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    I have it and used it for the tpms. Works great, no issues.
    I also turned on daytime running lights and set it to the parking lights.
    I also have my fog lights stay on with the high beams.

    It isn't the most user friendly software I have used, but with what I watched online and read it went smoothly.

    You will need the app, a Bluetooth obd plug and the code from dodge to unlock your truck. I had to pay them for mine. $25 I think.
    I think the app only works with Android, so if you have an Iphone you might be out of luck.
    Seems like they had a free download of the app that you can poke around with but it won't change the truck.

    This is the obd link I bought. It is one of the recommended ones. Some of the cheaper one's didn't work well from what I read.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JFRFJG6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  4. tsconver

    tsconver Well-Known Member

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    It is alfaobd. Works great. The 2018 has a firewall on the obd port so you have to also buy a bypass cable to use it for any changes.

    The pin number from ram should be free.

    You can get it for android or windows. No iPhone app.
     
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  5. a_kelley

    a_kelley mechanical fixer

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    I've gotten pin numbers from Dodge to unlock the pcm to program keys, over the phone, sith the VIN number.. ymmv
     

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