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ACTUALLY!!!!!! @Mjewett , once you've changed the settings in the BCM, back out to the main screen where you select the make and model, and for the module, select DRIVER DOOR, and then select the control unit >2014.

From here, hit the button with the car hood up to enter Active Diagnostics, and from there, you'll see an option for Window Global Up from the drop down list, select ENABLED, and hit START!!!

After this, like I stated previously it may take a few sleep cycles for it to take affect, BUT that should be all that is needed for it to function IIRC!!! Let me know if it works?! I'm not with my Ghibli atm or I'd test it myself. 馃嵒
Awesome! I found the menu and settings you mentioned and I鈥檒l give it a try tomorrow and report back! I鈥檇 do it tonight but it鈥檚 a pain with mine since it has the security gateway module that I have to disconnect, which requires taking off the lower dash panel.

Thanks again for looking and finding this!
 

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Awesome! I found the menu and settings you mentioned and I鈥檒l give it a try tomorrow and report back! I鈥檇 do it tonight but it鈥檚 a pain with mine since it has the security gateway module that I have to disconnect, which requires taking off the lower dash panel.

Thanks again for looking and finding this!
No worries! I'm not sure if it will work for our cars, but that's what worked on my Chargers and my Jeep. Fingers crossed! Let's keep this thread updated as well as we figure out the capabilities and limitations of AlfaOBD with our Maserati cars, as obviously some things are different from other brands that this tool services, and I think this could solve A LOT of problems/issues/needs for dealer servicing, especially for those of us that have cars now out of warranty! As we get more and more information compiled here, I'll probably start a dedicated AlfaOBD thread for all confirmed functions and changes we have available and at our disposal!
 

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No worries! I'm not sure if it will work for our cars, but that's what worked on my Chargers and my Jeep. Fingers crossed! Let's keep this thread updated as well as we figure out the capabilities and limitations of AlfaOBD with our Maserati cars, as obviously some things are different from other brands that this tool services, and I think this could solve A LOT of problems/issues/needs for dealer servicing, especially for those of us that have cars now out of warranty! As we get more and more information compiled here, I'll probably start a dedicated AlfaOBD thread for all confirmed functions and changes we have available and at our disposal!
Okay, so update in regards to windows. Enabled the global up settings in both door modules, as well as body configuration. I have a feeling there鈥檚 still something else that needs to be changed/enabled as so far, no dice. Hopefully it will work itself out magically over the next day or so, but we shall see. Not working yet. Also, sunroof still does not open with global open using keyfob even though it鈥檚 enabled as well.

In other news鈥 I enabled active noise cancelation for the cabin, so I鈥檒l see if that changes anything and possibly makes the cabin any quieter. If not, I鈥檒l turn those back off but no error messages or lights so it either doesn鈥檛 monitor the system for faults, or for the presence of them to begin with if they aren鈥檛 in fact there to truly operate.

Also, I adjusted the accelerator factor from 鈥渇ilter off鈥 to 7.5 so I鈥檒l update as to whether or not there is a noticeable improvement in throttle response as the RAM guys have claimed to notice.
 

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So鈥 strange update. Given it a few days, and still not operating properly. The strange thing is, the global opening works properly with the windows, as expected, but doesn鈥檛 open the sunroof, yet global closing will close the sunroof if open, but won鈥檛 close any of the windows.

Not sure where to go from here. Any input is appreciated as I鈥檝e looked in as many settings as I could think of.

On a different note, I do feel as though there was a slight reduction in noise with the active sound cancellation features enabled, along with a small but noticeable improvement in the accelerator pedal responsiveness having increased the accelerator factor. Seems to respond sooner, and request downshifts with less depression. Also, sound system hands down sounds much better and crisper with the clari-fi and surround mode enabled. Finally feels like a step up from the base 8-speaker setup. This is what the Harman System should have sounded like to begin with.
 

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Okay well that is some good - ish news. I'll have a poke around today, I have a different (2018 + newer) ghibli for a few weeks. I'll see what I can dig up. That is very interesting that the global sunroof close works but not the windows. 馃 I'll poke around on the Ram Forums, as they have A HUGE 500+ page thread on AlfaOBD. Maybe they've figured this out already.

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Also I'm not sure if throttle response is THAT simple. Things like pedal Commander change multiple values and parameters to reduce throttle lag, and response, etc. It's a good start, but I wonder if there's something else we can change too. Not having to pay huge amounts of $$$ for a Pedal Commander or similar would be wicked!
 

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There is most definitely probably some other things to change to attribute to quicker throttle response, etc. I am sure there are a few things we could do in AlfaOBD to help, but I believe most true adjustments would probably need to be done with a real ECU tune.

Also, still no dice on the window close w. key fob setting. Only works so far with Sunroof, and oddly enough global open only works with windows, not sunroof...

If anyone has other suggestions of what I might look into, I would be happy to help. I'd also be happy to loan out the tools if anyone wants to try the program for themselves! LMK.
 

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Another quick update.
Was playing around again with the software, and noticed the door modules actually still have global up disabled. I tried enabling them both multiple times playing with various timeout adjustment settings, etc. but I get the following warning every single time no matter what鈥

not sure if anyone has a workaround?
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Another quick update.
Was playing around again with the software, and noticed the door modules actually still have global up disabled. I tried enabling them both multiple times playing with various timeout adjustment settings, etc. but I get the following warning every single time no matter what鈥

not sure if anyone has a workaround? View attachment 22407
This could be just a bad OBDII adapter.... I have never run into this issue... What adapter are you using?
 

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ELM327 USB OBDII adapter. Successfully works and programs everything other than this single setting. It seems as though some other people on the Ram forums were running into the same issue with the AlfaOBD software where this one setting could not be adjusted鈥

Also still cannot locate any setting specific to enabling the active adaptive headlamp feature, as the only module present within the program is for the Xenon lights.
 

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I would honestly recommend getting an OBDLink MX+ adapter. Can be had for a decently cheap price on Amazon. I got it working on my 2015 SQ4, by enabling in the door modules as well as the BCM. But I use an MX+ adapter which is the recommended adapter for AlfaOBD, Right from their website. Those ELM327 adapters are so hit and miss... Yes it seems to work for everything you've needed/tried so far, but they are average at best for specific modules. The amount of garbage/fake/clone adapters on the market is absolutely ridiculous. That MX+ should solve all of your issues. It may also end up being the car itself and where in the world you are/how it was configured. This is definitely stumping me as I got it working, and had it working on the last 4 previous FCA/STELLANTIS vehicles with almost identical CAN setups/modules.... 馃馃馃

As far as your Adaptive Headlamp Feature goes, I can't help with that, as I have Xenon headlamps haha 馃槄. Darn.
 

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It honestly depends on the MY and your specific Trim, as well as what part of the world you're in. Some features that you would want to turn on or off may require additional hardware/modules/harnesses/etc. ALWAYS TAKE A BACKUP of the configuration for your vehicle BEFORE making ANY CHANGES! This way, you don't end up needing a dealer refresh, should something go wrong that you can't fix. Some features when turned on or off also change other settings at the same time, so just make sure you back up your settings before changing anything, and you should be good to go!

Is there anything specific you're looking to change/turn on or off on your vehicle? I can try and help you to the best of my knowledge.

Examples of what you can do with this tool:
  • Turn on or off Nav in motion Options (individual options, or all)
  • Enable use of the radio even while it is locked with a PIN (anti theft), and change dealer mode settings
  • Global Window Up and Down with key fob
  • Change ECU configuration for all markets (EU, USA, Japan, Australia, Rest of the world
  • Change radio and cluster splash screens on startup (not sure why you'd want to haha)
  • Completely hard reset the ECU
  • Program new key fobs
  • MANY MANY MANY different systems tests and module tests and individual component tests (for example, testing each and every individual exterior lamp and bulb, or testing door handle sensors)
  • Program different tire sizes to front and rear (MANY presets, or enter custom value)
  • Update/change country code in BCM and all other modules (useful if you move and take your car with you)
  • Change tire pressure thresholds
  • Enable Police lighting and sentry modes (may not work as expected, usually used on Dodge Chargers to add pursuit options)
  • Add/remove factory options to BCM (after installing correct parts) allowing them to be used as if they came from the factory
  • Change the static parking lines on the backup camera to Dynamic moving lines
  • Turn on or off passenger front airbag
  • Enable use of mirror signal repeaters as side marker lights

SO SO SO MUCH MORE, like I honestly can't ever list everything possible. I've attached a few screenshots to give you an idea.
Hi there, i dont know if you can help me with my inquiry. I鈥檓 trying to connect to ABS module but its giving me an error i鈥檓 using obdmx+ adapter, do i need any other device or connector? All what i need to do is calibrating the Brake position sensor after i replaced it.
Please advise.
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Hi there, i dont know if you can help me with my inquiry. I鈥檓 trying to connect to ABS module but its giving me an error i鈥檓 using obdmx+ adapter, do i need any other device or connector? All what i need to do is calibrating the Brake position sensor after i replaced it.
Please advise.
Many thanks
What year and trim/engine is your Ghibli? That makes all the difference. What error is it specifically giving you? Post a screenshot so I can see what you see?
 

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What year and trim/engine is your Ghibli? That makes all the difference. What error is it specifically giving you? Post a screenshot so I can see what you see?
Its 2015 Ghibli 3.0L diesel, i will send you a screenshot as soon as I鈥檓 able to as I traveled away and going back on Tuesday. As i still recall the error was unable to communicate with the abs module however i can connect to the body computer and make amends just the abs i cant i鈥檔 wondering if it requires a special cable not the OBD Mx+ or the module is damaged but i dont have any light on the dashboard apart from the traction control light.
 

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Its 2015 Ghibli 3.0L diesel, i will send you a screenshot as soon as I鈥檓 able to as I traveled away and going back on Tuesday. As i still recall the error was unable to communicate with the abs module however i can connect to the body computer and make amends just the abs i cant i鈥檔 wondering if it requires a special cable not the OBD Mx+ or the module is damaged but i dont have any light on the dashboard apart from the traction control light.
Okay, well my first thought is maybe it has something to do with the fact that your Ghibli is a diesel. Don't ask me why, but sometimes, with certain features or modules, the diesels don't play nicely like the gasoline do. It could also be your ABS module being picky. I have no issues accessing mine in my 2015 gas SQ4. Same thing in my Ram Truck, and my Dodge Charger (all Stellantis vehicles with very very similar CAN setups and modules). Make sure when you plug in and are connecting to any of the modules, you have the vehicle in RUN but MAKE SURE THE ENGINE IS NOT RUNNING. If you try either with the car off or in ACC, or with the engine running, it can cause problems, unless specifically noted by AlfaOBD.
 

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Okay, well my first thought is maybe it has something to do with the fact that your Ghibli is a diesel. Don't ask me why, but sometimes, with certain features or modules, the diesels don't play nicely like the gasoline do. It could also be your ABS module being picky. I have no issues accessing mine in my 2015 gas SQ4. Same thing in my Ram Truck, and my Dodge Charger (all Stellantis vehicles with very very similar CAN setups and modules). Make sure whe you plug in and are connecting to any of the modules, you have the vehicle in RUN but MAKE SURE THE ENGINE IS NOT RUNNING. If you try either with the car off or in ACC, or with the engine running, it can cause problems, unless specifically noted by AlfaOBD.
i actually tried with the vehicle running and the the engine running and couldn鈥檛 access it. I will try again and i will post a screenshot maybe it will tell you something that I couldn鈥檛 figure out. I really appreciate your help
 

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i actually tried with the vehicle running and the the engine running and couldn鈥檛 access it. I will try again and i will post a screenshot maybe it will tell you something that I couldn鈥檛 figure out. I really appreciate your help
That's likely what the problem is, as the ABS module and most other modules are not accessible while they're being actively used while the engine is running. And yes, screenshots always help! But give it a try with the car in RUN (not ACC), but don't start the engine. Let me know what your results are!
 

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That's likely what the problem is, as the ABS module and most other modules are not accessible while they're being actively used while the engine is running. And yes, screenshots always help! But give it a try with the car in RUN (not ACC), but don't start the engine. Let me know what your results are!
I鈥檒l give it a try and see how it goes and I鈥檒l definitely keep you posted. What if it鈥檚 something yo do with the ABS module do i need to change the ABS pump module or is it something else?
I attached a photo of what i found online is it the one?
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I鈥檒l give it a try and see how it goes and I鈥檒l definitely keep you posted. What if it鈥檚 something yo do with the ABS module do i need to change the ABS pump module or is it something else?
I attached a photo of what i found online is it the one?
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If your ABS module isn't throwing codes and the car drives normally it isn't the module. That is the pump and module and is one assembly. Replacing it won't fix your problem. Try what I suggested first and let me know if that works.
 

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If your ABS module isn't throwing codes and the car drives normally it isn't the module. That is the pump and module and is one assembly. Replacing it won't fix your problem. Try what I suggested first and let me know if that works.
I have no codes related to the ABS whatsoever neither dashboard lights apart from the traction control light that come up while driving and sometimes i have the check engine light with it but the only code I鈥檓 getting is the attached one which related to Brake pedal position sensor which i already changed but it didn鈥檛 go away so after my investigation I figured out it needs calibration but i can do it because i cant access the ABS module. I have another code as well which was vacuum pressure sensor but i dont get it all the time. I have no clue if its related.
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