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OBDII OBD2 V1.5 Bluetooth Auto Diagnostic Interface Scanner (ELM327) EXPIRED

dj-3lusion 3,879 February 21, 2013 at 04:09 AM in Autos (3) More Newegg Deals
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eBestDeal4u via Newegg has OBDII OBD2 V1.5 Bluetooth Auto Diagnostic Interface Scanner (ELM327) on sale for $11.99. Shipping is free. Thanks dj-3lusion

Price Research: Our research indicates that OBDII OBD2 V1.5 Bluetooth Auto Diagnostic Interface Scanner (ELM327) is $8 lower (40% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $20 to $25. - Discombobulated
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Last Edited by wolfking February 22, 2013 at 04:26 PM
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with the suggestions of others I thought id post a few apps out there you can utilize this device.

Torque Pro (paid) [google.com] / Lite (free) [google.com]

OBDoctor (Free) [google.com]

OBD Elm 327 (Free) [google.com]

Engine Link for iOS (you need jailbreak) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/e...57194?mt=8

You cannot use these cheap adapters with iOS unless you jailbreak. Apple's walled garden means you need to pay them for an authentication chip to connect via bluetooth to an idevice. $12 for the whole device is not enough to pay this tax.

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Only downside is its not android/ipad/iphone software included
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If you have an Android device, this app [google.com] is free and works well with the adapter for reading/clearing engine codes and monitoring sensor info. Also, these adapters are usually on eBay/Amazon for around $14, so this is a pretty good price.
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Not trying to TC, but I found a smaller, cheaper one on dinodirect. I have no idea if it's as good as the one OP linked to, though.

EDIT: url was blocked. Don't want to get in trouble with the mods, but if you were looking for it, it's on DinoDirect's "groupbuy" site.
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Good price, I don't think I've paid less than $15 for any of mine. In for another. Thanks OP!

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Only downside is its not android/ipad/iphone software included
Seriously, spend the $5 on Torque Pro and call it a $17 package. Even Torque Lite will still scan codes if that's all you use it for. You won't find a more capable system for less than $50, if not $100. The ELM adapter plus Torque Pro is THE BEST value in anything if you own a car.


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Not trying to TC, but I found a smaller, cheaper one on dinodirect. I have no idea if it's as good as the one OP linked to, though.

EDIT: url was blocked. Don't want to get in trouble with the mods, but if you were looking for it, it's on DinoDirect's "groupbuy" site.
Spend the extra $2 or $5 and get it from Newegg or Amazon. These adapters are notoriously cheap and have a high failure / DOA rate. I've been lucky, I'm 4 for 4 on good adapters, but others aren't so lucky. I would highly recommend going with someone that has great customer service / easy exchanges like Newegg or Amazon.
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I just want to add Torque Pro is great. My 2 other OBD readers (usb and serial) are now gathering dust and I spent much more on them. In for a spare at this price.

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Good price, I don't think I've paid less than $15 for any of mine. In for another. Thanks OP!



Seriously, spend the $5 on Torque Pro and call it a $17 package. Even Torque Lite will still scan codes if that's all you use it for. You won't find a more capable system for less than $50, if not $100. The ELM adapter plus Torque Pro is THE BEST value in anything if you own a car.




Spend the extra $2 or $5 and get it from Newegg or Amazon. These adapters are notoriously cheap and have a high failure / DOA rate. I've been lucky, I'm 4 for 4 on good adapters, but others aren't so lucky. I would highly recommend going with someone that has great customer service / easy exchanges like Newegg or Amazon.
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I would buy the MINI version. This one is about as tall as a pack of smokes. Ebay has the Mini ones that are about as tall as a quarter. If you are going to leave it installed under your dash and drive around, you will quickly see size does matter.
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Any recommendations for an iOS app? Torque Pro looks to be Android only.
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Quote from LordAthens View Post :
Good price, I don't think I've paid less than $15 for any of mine. In for another. Thanks OP!



Seriously, spend the $5 on Torque Pro and call it a $17 package. Even Torque Lite will still scan codes if that's all you use it for. You won't find a more capable system for less than $50, if not $100. The ELM adapter plus Torque Pro is THE BEST value in anything if you own a car.




Spend the extra $2 or $5 and get it from Newegg or Amazon. These adapters are notoriously cheap and have a high failure / DOA rate. I've been lucky, I'm 4 for 4 on good adapters, but others aren't so lucky. I would highly recommend going with someone that has great customer service / easy exchanges like Newegg or Amazon.
yeah i just downloaded torque pro. thank you for the recommendation.
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Quote from telobeck View Post :
I would buy the MINI version. This one is about as tall as a pack of smokes. Ebay has the Mini ones that are about as tall as a quarter. If you are going to leave it installed under your dash and drive around, you will quickly see size does matter.
are there any functionality differences? other than the size, obviously.
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are there any functionality differences? other than the size, obviously.
From my initial research last year, the mini versions had an even higher failure / DOA rate (based on forum reviews, Amazon, etc) and I had also read that it was slower (less PIDs per second, thus slower readings on gauges, etc. This would not come into play if you are using it strictly for a code reader).
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FWIW, the "long" version that the OP linked to isn't even visible on our Vibe. Slightly visible but certainly not in the way on the Duramax or Buick. Sticks out from the bottom of the dash on my 99 Wrangler by an inch or so. On the Wrangler, I clipped it with my left foot getting in a few times during the first ~2 weeks. It hasn't been an issue since I trained myself not to.
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i purchased this one before.
when plugged to my car, it burned my car fuse immediately.
tried another , burned another fuse as well
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