What is the Subaru Select Monitor?

What is the Subaru Select Monitor?

SSM, the short form of Subaru Select Monitor, is an OBD based tool that allows configuration and customisation of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCU), which is great for diagnostic and tuning purposes.

What is SSM3?

SSM3 is dealership OEM tester software. Made by Hitachi Car Engineering Co., Ltd. Windows PC based diagnostic application that uses the proprietary SDI interface hardware. Later versions also support Denso DST-i interface. Can communicate with various car control units using a bunch of different protocols.

How do I use FreeSSM?


  1. Insert the CD.
  2. Install the included drivers and FreeSSM.
  3. Open FreeSSM and in the Preferences, select the correct COM Port (Can be found within Windows Device Manger, under ‘Ports’)
  4. Plug in the OBD Cable, turn the ignition to ON. Click ‘Test Diagnostic Interface’ to confirm operation.

What scan tool does Subaru use?

Subaru Select Monitor III Subaru dealerships use the Select Monitor III scanner. It is referred to as HDS 3000, which stands for Hitachi Diagnostic System. The scanner will allow you to access all Subaru vehicles’ systems, but it is simply too expensive for Subaru owners.

What is a Tactrix cable?

The Tactrix OpenPort 2.0 is the newest tuning tool hardware that is capable of communicating with most OBDII compliant vehicles using a standard J2534 interface. Includes a USB cable with each OpenPort and optional adapters if you need them for your vehicle.

Which is better BlueDriver vs FIXD?

According to the comparison of Fixd Vs Bluedriver, the FIXD is recommended for its lightweight, affordable price and car monitoring performance. You can use the BlueDriver in only a single vehicle, but the FIXD can be used up to 5 vehicles at a time. Fixd is also a good option for multiple car owners.

Does OBD2 work on Subaru?

You can use the Foseal OBD2 Scanner with most OBD2 compliant vehicles, which includes all Subarus made after 1996. The only exception to this is that it won’t work with many diesel engines, so you’ll want to check with Foseal first before buying it for a diesel Forester or Outback.

Is EcuFlash free?

EcuFlash – Freedom to Tune EcuFlash is our free software used with the Openport 2.0 to give you the power to tune and reflash many Subaru and Mitsubishi vehicles.

Is FIXD worth the money?

Fixd user reviews are overall solid. “The second-generation Fixd does a good job of diagnosing engine-light problems and providing maintenance reminders, but it’s not as versatile as other devices,” our review says. We have also reviewed several other cheap OBD-II scanners under $100 and rated them best to worst.

What is the best auto scan tool?

Skip to: Best Professional Diagnostic Scanners

  • #1 – Autel Scanner MaxiCOM MK808 OBD2 Scanner.
  • #2 – LAUNCH CRP129E OBD2 Scan Tool.
  • #3 – Actron CP9690 Elite OBD2 AutoScanner.
  • #4 – Autel ML629 OBD2 Scanner.
  • #5 – BlueDriver Bluetooth OBDII Scan Tool.
  • #6 – OBDeleven Pro Diagnostic Scan Tool.
  • #7 – ANCEL FX2000 Vehicle OBD2 Scanner.

How does the SSM work on a Subaru?

The ssm is a data stream that uses a Subaru-specific protocol. The dealer’s Subaru Select Monitor III, FreeSSM and Romraider (as well as the BtSsm Android app) access the ssm stream. The FSM has lists of the data that’s available from OBD and from ssm. The latter is more comprehensive.

Is the Subaru select monitor 4 OEM tester software?

Subaru Select Monitor 4. Subaru dealership OEM tester software; introduced in 2015, successor of SSM-III. SSMIII DOES NOT work with PassThru. SSM 4 can work with PassThru devices.

How much does Subaru SSM diagnostics kit cost?

The price for a 12-month subscription to the SSM software is $2,900.00 USD. The physical hardware components within the kit and the functionality of the SSM diagnostics software are the same as what a standard Subaru retailer uses in their service operation.

What kind of diagnostic software does a Subaru Outback use?

The OBD is the data that is required (I believe, by legislation)to be available to anyone with an OBD II-capable scanner. The ssm is a data stream that uses a Subaru-specific protocol. The dealer’s Subaru Select Monitor III, FreeSSM and Romraider (as well as the BtSsm Android app) access the ssm stream.