OBDSTAR FCA 12+8 Universal Adapter User Manual

Have Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Maserati, Fiat, Ferrari, Romeo after 2018 to do OBD key programming, OBD mileage correction, oil service reset, read and clear fault codes etc. You need one extra OBDSTAR FCA 12+8 Universal Adapter.



 1.Range application of OBDSTAR FCA 12+8 Universal Adapter:

Fiat: after 2018 year


Maserati: after 2018 year and Ghibli.



2018- Chrysler 300

2018- Chrysler Pacifica



2018 – Dodge Challenger

2018 – Dodge Charger

2018 – Dodge Durango

2018 – Dodge Journey

2018- RAM



2018 – Jeep Cherokee

2018 – Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 – Jeep Compass

2018 – Jeep Wrangler

2018 – Jeep Renegade


2.The reason to use OBDSTAR FCA 12+8 Universal Adapter

All 2018 FCA (Fiat, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo ) vehicles are equipped with SGW Safety Gateway modules to prevent anyone access to the vehicle through the OBD2 port using a clone diagnostic scanner. The purpose of this module is to prevent attacks on the vehicle network via the CAN bus.


3.How to use OBDSTAR FCA 12+8 Universal Adapter?

Locate and unplug the 12pin and 8pin connectors of the SGW module, then connect the FCA 12+8 directly to the 12pin and 8pin (two connectors connected to the SGW) connector on the car. At this point, normal communication with the car can be achieved.

This is 2018 – Dodge RAM 1500 / 2500 /3500



This is 2018 – Dodge Durango

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee



This is 2018 Maserati Ghibli SGW location:

Remove the steering wheel guard at the bottom of steering column.



4.OBDSTAR FCA 12+8 Universal Adapter can’t be used alone.

1.) Used with OBDSTAR DP PLUS.

– OBDSTAR DP PLUS Maserati [V32.22] IMMO upgrade:

Ghibli 2018- Pincode reading and smart key programming.

Need FCA 12+8 connector.


– Dodge [V30.44] Upgrade

Increased Charger 2019 cluster calibration.

Need FCA 12+8 connector.


– Jeep [V30.44] Upgrade

Increased Cherokee 2019 Cluster Calibration.

Need FCA 12+8 connector.


– Maserati [V30.03] upgrade

Increased Ghibli-95320 Cluster calibration.

Need FCA 12+8 connector.


2.) FCA 12+8 connector is used with any other diagnostic tool i.e Launch X431, Autel diagnostic tools.