Bosch says its aftermarket diagnostic scan tools are now certified by FCA U.S. to access the Secure Gateway Module (SGW) on many 2018 and newer FCA vehicles.
The SGW unlock feature for its lineup of ADS 325 and ADS 625 scan tools will be with the forthcoming ADS 4.0 software update.
SGW was developed to keep vehicle communication networks secure and protect electronic control modules from being exposed to potential hacking. Bosch ADS 325 and ADS 625 diagnostic scan tools will still connect under dashboard to the 16 pin DLC and obtain security credentials through Auto Authentication Authority (AutoAuth) to access the vehicle-mounted Secure Gateway Module. Applicable FCA vehicles include many Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo models.
Until now, only the FCA U.S. dealership diagnostic tool has supported scan tool authentication.
Bosch first introduced access to the SGW in May 2019 on its platforms as a beta test with Version 3.7 software release. The beta test allowed technicians and shop owners to follow the FCA prescribed method by legally and quickly diagnosing all vehicles equipped with the SGW seamlessly and within seconds.
The SGW changes how certain aftermarket diagnostics functions work, including those that require performing actions or changes to the vehicle systems. Clearing codes, relearns, actuations, adjustments, now require the diagnostic tool to complete an authentication process and SGW unlock before performing these functions. Other diagnostic functions such as reading codes or live data are not impacted.
To access the SGW on Bosch certified scan tools, technicians and shop owners will upgrade their diagnostic scan tool software to Version 4.0 or higher and have their ADS scan tool connected to a secure internet connection.
Access to FCA’s Secure Gateway Module will also be available on both the OTC Encore and Evolve scan tools when upgraded to Version 4.0, authorized account access and secure internet connection.