The Squadra Tuning Powergate 3+ OBD programmer
The programming procedure consists of a number of steps.
- Creating an Identification file
- Downloading the identification file
- Upload the tuning file
- Programming the tuning file
- Clearing all error messages
The programming set consists of a maximum of 3 parts:
- One SGW bridge (if applicable)
- DTC killer (optional)
- The Powergate3+ programmer (PWG)
Of course, the package contains a clear step-by-step instruction manual.
As of February 2018 all Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio’s will be equipped with a Firewall. This is called an SGW which stands for Security GateWay. The SGW ensures that only with official diagnostic equipment 100% can be communicated with the CAN network of the car. When using unofficial diagnostic equipment, many instructions are stopped. Examples are the deletion of error messages or the resetting of maintenance intervals. But also make sure you have programming equipment such as the Powergate. The use of the SGW bridge is therefore necessary.
When the Powergate is connected, a number of errors are caused, all of which are related to the CAN network. This is unavoidable and does no harm. During a programming session, the injection computer is brought into an electronic coma (boot mode). All other control units notice this and therefore give an error message. In short, after a programming session, 10 errors were detected. When the ignition is turned off and a few seconds later, nothing of this is visible anymore. But the errors remain stored in the memories of the various control units.
The DTC killer ensures that ALL error messages are erased. The operation is simple. Switch on the DTC killer, plug it into the EOBD connector and wait for the red LED to stop flashing. This takes about 45 sec. Then remove the DTC killer.