For the Uninitiated, the TLDR: FreeSSM is a tool that allows you to read/write(basic) Information from the ECU and TCU from your subaru, The last post I can find points to the years 1999-2010. This includes ECU and TCU (OBD-II) codes, and the manual firing of tests. It requires an ” ISO-9141-2-/ISO-14230-1-compliant (K/L- and KK/L-)” cable/interface to work with your car, I’m using This one, YMMV.http://www.uobdii.com/wholesale/subaru-freessm-car-fault-code-readers.html
The last publicly available build is 1.2.5, which was released in ~ 2010, The last 7 years however, it’s seen a number of changes thanks to it’s open sourced code, which can be found Here.
I aim to walk you through building this source code on an Ubuntu Linux install (I can make a write up for windows in a few hours, just need to get my hands on a windows machine.)
VVVV Ubuntu Tutorial VVVV
Open a terminal window, This is Ctrl+Alt+T on a stock unity install.
Install the following tools: git, qt5-default
This can be accomplished with:
$ sudo apt install git qt5-default
They will have a few dependencies, that’s okay.
The next step is to clone the source code into a directory. I like to have a git directory in my home folder.
$ mkdir git && cd git
Clone it :
$ git clone https://github.com/Comer352L/FreeSSM.git
It will download, may take a few minutes based on your connection speed.
open that folder: $ cd FreeSSM/
Now the Fun part, building.
$ make release
This will take a little bit of time depending on your hardware. When it’s done, a folder will show up in your home folder, mount it.
$ cd ~/FreeSSM
and run it with sudo so it can attach to the cable.
$ sudo ./FreeSSM
Boom, you’re done.
Code block below.
$ sudo apt install git qt5-default$ mkdir git && cd git$ git clone https://github.com/Comer352L/FreeSSM.git$ cd FreeSSM/$ qmake$ make release$ make release-install$ cd ~/FreeSSM$ sudo ./FreeSSM
edit: formatting to try to make it easier to read.