How to solve VXDIAG Subaru SSMIII “Communication Failed” Error

Useful tips are offered here when 2015.01 VXDIAG Subaru SSM-III Multi diagnostic scan tool had “Communication Initialization Failed” problem.


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VXDIAG Multi Tool SUBARU communication:
VXDIAG SUBARU & laptop–> communication ok
VXDIAG scanner & car–> the light (car icon) on the device turned OFF
Error message:
SUBARU Select Monitor III
Communication Initialization Failed
Communication initialization cancel
Check your connection between vxdiag device and the car.
Then try to use vxdiag Subaru SSM3 software below:
Free download vx05 Subaru_01_2015.rar (712.2 MB)
Operating system:
Windows XP or Windows 7
How to install  VXDIAG Subaru SSM3 V2015.1 diagnostic software
Firstly install SSM 3 then SSM 4
run ssm4
Ssm4 prompts activation, just click “Cancel”
open SSM3 to operate
You can’t delete SSM 4; otherwise SSM2 would fail to work.