The following contains instructions on how to flash the ECU on your Alfa Romeo Giulia/Stelvio using our EURO+DRIVE tuning handheld.
Vehicle Application for these Instructions:
- Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0L (MM10JA)
- Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0L (MM10JA)
- Familiarize yourself with the instructions before starting.
- Activate your account on the EURO+DRIVE Online Portal. This is where you will upload your ECU files and receive tune files. After purchase, someone from the Tuning Department will set up your account on the portal using the email you provided at the time of purchase. You will receive a first time login notification at this email address. Simply open this email, click the link, and setup your account.
- Make sure you have downloaded the EURO+DRIVE Manager application for PC. This can be found in the instructions folder on the Online Portal, which you have access to. You will need this application to connect your handheld to your computer, and download/upload files to and from the handheld. (This application is only compatible with PC devices).
- Things you may need: OBDII connection cable, EURO+DRIVE handheld, and USB to handheld cable (all provided in package). OPTIONAL: For vehicles built after February of 2018, you will need to install your SGW Bypass Module in order to begin writing your tune file to your ECU. Without this bypass the flashing of your tune file will not complete.
- Installation Tips: Don't Rush! Always allow 5-10 seconds or more between key ON and OFF prompts before confirming.
The EURO+DRIVE handheld can easily be reset and memory erased so that you can transfer to another owner or another vehicle. However, failure to flash your ECU back to stock prior to selling your vehicle, selling your handheld, or bringing your car into the dealership for maintenance will lock your handheld and prevent a memory erase from being executed. In this case, you will be forced to send back your handheld and purchase a replacement handheld for $300, no exceptions.
Never click the "Erase data" tab without being instructed to do so by someone from our tuning department.
- Once you have received your handheld, and also have installed the EURO+DRIVE manager, connect the handheld to your PC, and open the manager software. The handheld will automatically update.
- Once the updating is complete, you are ready to disconnect and go out to your vehicle.
- If your car has been sitting or the battery has been disconnected for a while be sure your battery voltage is above 12.5 Volts. We suggest either hooking up a battery tender the day before reading the car or driving the car for about 30 minutes to ensure the battery is properly charged. This is usually only necessary for cars that have been sitting and are not driven regularly. DO NOT HAVE A BATTERY TENDER HOOKED UP DURING THE READING OR WRITING PROCESS.
- If you have any aftermarket electronic items, like a larger sub or light kits, connected to ignition power or hot power it may be wise to disconnect them during the write procedure. This will help avoid voltage drop issues.
Step 1 - Connect the provided OBDII cable to your handheld. Ensure you have a solid connection. Then connect the cable to your OBDII port within the vehicle.
Step 2 - Once the EURO+DRIVE screen is powered up, select the tuning button. See Picture below.
Step 3 - Select your brand (ALFA ROMEO). See Picture below.
Step 4 - Select your model:
(A) - For 200HP models, select "GIULIA"
(B) - For 280HP models, select "GIULIA Q4"
(C) - For 200HP / 280HP Stelvio models, select "STELVIO Q4"
After your model is selected, now select your appropriate power output and ECU selection.
Step 5 - Follow the prompts. Turn on the ignition power, and select OK. See Pictures below.
Step 6 - EURO+DRIVE will ask if you would like to begin reading the ECU. Select "YES" and continue. See Picture below.
- EURO+DRIVE will begin reading the ECU file.
Step 7 - Once the read is complete, turn the ignition off as instructed. Select OK, and once at the main menu, disconnect from your vehicle. See Picture below.
Step 8 - Take your handheld and connect to your computer or PC device. Open the EURO+DRIVE manager. See Picture below.
Step 9 - Once connected, select "DOWNLOAD DATA" from the manager menu on the left hand side. See Picture below.
Step 10 - Select the "START" button to begin downloading your ECU read file from the handheld. See Pictures below.
Step 11 - Once the file download is complete, select the folder location on your computer where you would like to save the file (some place you will remember). The file should be titled similar to what you see below. This will help us in file identification. See Picture below.
Step 12 - After the file is saved, open your web browser and go to the EURO+DRIVE Online Portal. Login to your account.
Step 13 - Once logged in, use the upload button (+) to upload your file. This plus button will only show up when you're in your personal folder with your name that we shared with you. Once uploaded we will receive a notification for the file upload, and begin creating your tune files. Please allow for 24-72 business hours to receive your tune files back, depending on our current volume of customers.
To speed up this process, please ensure you are also uploading your tune request forms (located in the instructions folders on the portal) at the same time with all modifications listed, and any requested add ons you may have purchased with your system. We need these in order to make your maps timely and effectively.
Step 14 - Once your tuning file has been uploaded, you will receive an email notification from the online portal. Download the tuning file to your computer. Once the file download is complete, select the folder location on your computer where you would like to save the file (some place you will remember).
- The tuning file format is a .USR file. This is a single zip file, but will contain all tune files and your Original file (needed to flash back to stock). These will display on the handheld screen when you go to flash the car. Only this one file needs to be loaded to the handheld in order for you to flash your ECU. The title will appear similar to what you see below.
Step 15 - Plug your handheld into the computer, open the EURO+DRIVE manager, and once connected to the handheld select "UPLOAD DATA" from the manager menu on the left. See Picture below.
Step 16 - Select the "START" button, and select the tune file you downloaded from the portal. See Pictures below.
Step 17 - Once the tune file is loaded to the handheld, you may now proceed to your vehicle and connect to the OBDII port. Once the main menu appears, select "TUNING". See Pictures below.
Step 18 - The EURO+DRIVE will ask if you are ready to write the file. Select "YES". See Picture below.
Step 19 - The EURO+DRIVE will now display all tune files stored on the device. Select the map you would like to flash to your ECU, and press the RIGHT arrow to confirm your selection.
The original file stored in the handheld is the stock file from your vehicle. In order to flash back to stock, follow this same process but select ORIGINAL from the list.
Step 20 - Turn on the ignition power, and press OK to continue. Remember to allow 5-10 seconds after turning on ignition before confirming the Key on request. This prevents miscommunications. See Pictures below.
- The tune file will now begin writing to the ECU. DO NOT disconnect the handheld for any reason.
- During the writing process, it is normal to see error messages on the dash or instrument cluster during the file transfer. These will not remain once the process is complete.
Please Note: Additional "Key off and confirm" and "Key on and confirm" requests may be requested by the handheld. Please follow them and allow 5-10 seconds between performing the key on or key off request before hitting "OK". Once you see the picture shown on Step 21 please continue to follow the instructions step by step.
Step 21 - Once the write process completes, you will see this message. Press OK. See Picture below.
Step 22 - Start your engine and press OK. See Picture below.
Wait for the engine to warm to 70 degrees Celcius.
Once the engine warms up, you will see the screen below. This is the rev process for the phonic wheel sync. Please follow these instructions carefully. If the engine is already warm the above message on the handheld may not show. In that case follow the below.
After you press OK, a loading progress bar will appear (The loading bar will not show if your cars coolant temp is passed the 70 degrees C necessary to perform the procedure. In this case it will immediately show "Key off and confirm"). The handheld mentions (3) revs, however you will continue revving until the flashing CEL on the dash has disappeared. Typically this takes (4-5) attempts, but could take more depending on how you perform this procedure.
Eventually the progress bar will disappear and you will receive a "Key off and confirm" prompt. DO NOT CONTINUE with this prompt and press OK until you have eliminated the flashing Check Engine Light described above. You can rev as many times as necessary until this light stops flashing.
Once the flashing CEL disappears, you are then free to turn off the ignition and push OK to continue.
If you understand these next steps, please proceed with Step 23.
Step 23 - When you see the screen below, press OK, and prepare to perform the rev procedure highlighted above.
Step 24 - When you see the screen below, you will begin performing the revs. Continue to rev to redline until the flashing CEL on the dash has disappeared. You can rev as many times as necessary.
Step 25 - After a few minutes, the handheld will prompt you to "Key off and confirm" (see below).
DO NOT proceed with this prompt if the CEL is still flashing on the dash. If the CEL is still flashing, continue performing the rev process until it has disappeared. Then you can proceed.
REFER TO THE INSTRUCTIONS AT THE STOP SIGN ABOVE IF YOU ARE UNSURE ON HOW TO PROCEED.
Step 26 - The write process is complete. Turn the ignition off, and press OK. Then you can disconnect the EURO+DRIVE from the OBDII port. See Picture below.
Sometimes a U0415 Diagnostic Trouble Code (simple communication error with ABS) causes a CEL (Check Engine Light) when writing to the ECU, if this happens use the below procedure to clear the DTC.
Please Note: Some errors may show on your dash after finishing the install, such as the auto stop/start error. These errors will disappear after a few key cycles. Always a good idea to fully lock the steering wheel to the right and then to the left as well, this can clear some errors that may appear as well.
The EURO+DRIVE handheld is capable of reading, interpreting, and clearing CELs and DTC codes from your vehicle. If you have a check engine light, the handheld can be used to read and clear the code.
To do this, follow the procedure below:
Have the handheld plugged into the OBDII port and keep the ignition off. If the ignition is left on a U0415 and possibly a U1008 may trigger due to a communication error with ABS. Keeping the ignition off prevents these errors from occurring.
From the Main Menu, select "DIAGNOSIS":
Then select "MY VEHICLE":
Then select "DTC Codes":
If you have already associated the handheld with your vehicle, you will go straight into communication with the ECU. Simply follow the prompts to read and clear the codes.
If you have not already connected to the vehicle before, you will simply need to select your make and model of car. Then proceed with the prompts.