Using ECT with other ECU Programming Software on a PC

The ECU on your Subaru is a complex device, ensconced within its microprocessor there are numerous components that must be maintained in working order.

The latest version of CARB-certified ECU programming software, such as the award-winning ECT tuning platform from TIS, is an indispensable tool for tuning and maintaining your Subaru’s ECU (engine control unit). In addition to providing access to valuable data about engine performance and making useful adjustments such as timing or fuel mixture settings – all with an easy-to-use interface!

1. Connecting Your Embedded Computer to the ECT Scanner Port

If you’re opting for a casual approach to ECU programming using an embedded computer, be sure to connect the device’s port or cable to the ECT scanner. To relinquish control over your device and allow the scan tool to do its job!

Connecting your USB cable is recommended when dealing with a laptop computer, especially if it isn’t set up to accommodate accessories like ECU scanning. Along with this, doing so will provide more than enough connectivity for easy access and transfer from both sides of the interface.

2. Opening ECT on Your Computer

Before you start programming, ensure that the appropriate software is installed on your computer.

There are a few ways to access ECT:

Use the simple method of locating the folder where you installed it, then opening up the appropriate application file by double-clicking. Alternatively – if you wish to utilize the more convenient way- simply inputting your user ID and password into the panel will log you in automatically!

3. Transferring Data from ECU Programming Software to Your Vehicle’s ECU

Before you can begin to transfer data from your ECU programming software to the device itself, you’ll need to connect it. The data will then be transferred directly between the two devices for ultimate convenience!

With just a few quick steps, you can begin uploading data from your ECU Software.

4. Saving Data to Your Vehicle’s ECU With ECT on the PC

When you’ve finished creating your custom maps, it’s time to export them for use in the vehicle of your dreams. To do this, simply click ‘Get Maps’ and then hit ‘Save’.

5. Disconnecting the Embedded Computer from the ECT Scanner Port

If you’re using a tool such as an OBD-II scanner or ECU diagnostics app, disconnect it from the port on your laptop or desktop computer.

If you are using an ECU diagnostics app on your iPhone or Android device, simply connect it to the car’s OBD-II port via the cable provided with your smartphone – although this may not guarantee connectivity and actual data transfer speed.


The ECU programming software you select should be compatible with the vehicle’s make and model. If you’re unsure of this information, contact your dealership for assistance in selecting an appropriate solution for your needs.

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