Got the cable today. Will buy a 3 day pass tomorrow and test it out.
So wiTech2 has tons of graphable data points. For every data point you can plot it on a graph or record it as a datalog in flight recorder, which is nice.
Upon connection, you have to login to wiTech and then it provides an overview of the connected vehicle with vehicle wide DTC's, General Flashes available, Recalls, etc.. At this point it asks you to login to TechAuthority. Turns out if you cancel this login it will not ask anymore, however it will not do anything more than read faults and clear fault memory because you get this message:
"There was an error trying to retrieve data from the server. There may be a problem with your internet connection or the server."
It wont even display the fault data such as frequency or the setting conditions unless you pay for the TechAuthority pass. If you log into TechAuthority then everything works normally.
Clicking DTC's brings you to your fault memory list for the entire vehicle, you can also view the vehicle in a bus structure diagram and see the vehicle overview of modules with faults and flashes available.
Each contol module has its own functions once a module is clicked on there are tabs for flashing, system tests, initializations, calibrations and activations of actuators and pumps - Complete with instructions and diagrams. The flash tab shows a link to the TSB and will proceed with the flash download and flashing process directly from there if you click continue.
There are like 300 PID datapoints in HCP alone.
I found faults stored for my rear seat entertainment freeze ups (occured 11x) and one for my park assist (occured 1x) and 2 flashes available for my rear power doors.
I didnt bother flashing the doors because I dont have a problem with them.
There are some codings that can be changed but I didnt see any retrofits options or enable/disable features more than you can do from the uConnect settings menu.
So, once the not-so-cheap cable is purchased, you must pay wiTech2.0 $50 for 3day pass and TechAuthority $25 for 1 day pass for a total of $75-$150usd to use the software for 3days.
Dont think this is going to be the economical approach for most.
For me, I'm ok with this for full access to my vehicle. I had a dealer visit where the tech broke my Low Temp Coolant Active tank hose which cools the HV battery and soaked the entire engine in concentrated coolant so this happend after it broke, and it puddled up in the vally under the intake and on the transmission case between the strutting.. when I got it back home I found it smelled like coolant leak and the res level had risen since I'd picked it up - so i cleaned the mess and using the vacuum coolant exchange system at work (BMW dealership), I created a vacuum on the battery coolant tank and found a ton if air in the system! It wasnt bled and was rising due to heating of the air pocket - not cool. I bought the correct coolant and corrected it myself as per the repair instructions by Chryslers Tech Authority. I also acquired an exhaust leak thanks to the tech crimping the midpipe/downpipe junction with a cockeyed vband clamp as they replaced the broken coolant line. I dont get how this sloppyness could happen..
My service manager feels I should have returned to the dealership that did the work and give them a chance to fix it so they can learn "that what they did, didnt work". But my vehicle is not a lease and will not be returned in a year - I got to live with the damage and I dont feel right exposing my propery to such treatment when I can do better.
Anyway, this tool beats losing a days pay and getting a crappy rental for 3weeks to get it back probably no better for something I can fix myself better, so for $100 and a couple hours it makes this worthwhile for me.
I will still go to the dealer for repairs but I will limit it as much as possible.. I figure I'll try to wait a year for the experience and skill to grow on the Hybrid.
Cant do anything more about the craftsmanship.. doesnt matter where you go, thats a roll of the dice.