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Select Monitor, what is it?

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#1 Carl B.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 04:51 PM

Trying to finish up my obd2 ej harness today, but I dont know what the select monitor plug looks like.  Anyone have a pic?  I'm not even sure what select monitor is.  Is it similar to data blocks on VAG cars like VW/audi?  I've tried looking it up and it seems like a memory that logs sensor readings (data blocks that I'm familiar with).



#2 Carl B.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:50 PM

Also are there two obd plugs in addition to select monitor?


Anyone a diagnostics guru?  

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 08:14 PM

select monitor is just a data collection similar to OBD, just on a dealer only langauge.

#4 El Presidente

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:44 PM

Select monitor is Subaru OBD1 and the plug looks identical to the stereo plug for the back of the radio. Its yellow and located under the steering wheel area. Theres programs you can download for free, and that you pay for, that will allow you to take advantage of this system, but I've never done it. It doesn't look hard, but involves splicing in a USB plug into the SSM(Subaru Select Monitor) plug. Then you run all your diagnostics on your netbook or laptop....I suppose you could even use a smart phone.



#5 Carl B.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:01 AM

Thanks guys for clearing that up.  I found the plug on my loyale, but not in my obd2 harness. 

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