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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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can u reset the check engine light on this? or find the reason for engine light? autozone wasn't helpful at all....
If all you want to do is reset, just unhook your battery for a bit. But the light will just come back on when it gets another fault. Best to fix the problem.
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If all you want to do is reset, just unhook your battery for a bit. But the light will just come back on when it gets another fault. Best to fix the problem.
i also want to check the reason for my engine light to be on.
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i also want to check the reason for my engine light to be on.
Depending on the make/model of the car, there's sometimes a method you can use to pull codes without a scan tool. For example, most late model Hondas have a 2-pin service connector you can short that will make the check engine light flash somewhat like morse code, and you can count the flashes to determine the code(s) being thrown. I believe some Subarus have a similar function, and on some Nissans you can achieve the same thing with a certain sequence of turning the key to the ON position and tapping on the brake pedal if I recall correctly.
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What is the main difference between the free Torque and the $5 Torque app?

Also, do you just leave this plugged in to the OBDII port? Or does it drain the battery?
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back in stock...awesome!!!

Quote from inspyral View Post :
Depending on the make/model of the car, there's sometimes a method you can use to pull codes without a scan tool. For example, most late model Hondas have a 2-pin service connector you can short that will make the check engine light flash somewhat like morse code, and you can count the flashes to determine the code(s) being thrown. I believe some Subarus have a similar function, and on some Nissans you can achieve the same thing with a certain sequence of turning the key to the ON position and tapping on the brake pedal if I recall correctly.
what about lexus?

thanks for the info, i went ahead and ordered one from newegg.
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What is the main difference between the free Torque and the $5 Torque app?

Also, do you just leave this plugged in to the OBDII port? Or does it drain the battery?
I have the free app and it does everything I need. I mainly use it to check/clear codes and monitor sensors. This is how I have my main screen set up on my tablet. [imgur.com] From what I can tell, the paid version of the app offers better developer support and additional features such as logging and horsepower calculation(using your device's accelerometer and the weight of your vehicle). As for leaving the OBD scanner plugged in, it stays powered even when the ignition is off, so it'll keep drawing juice when you aren't driving the car. It's nothing major since I've forgotten and left it plugged in and my car started fine a couple days later, but I would still recommend unplugging it if you aren't using it. I just keep mine in a pocket on the door, and my OBD port is next to the driver side kick panel so it's easy for me to plug it in blind, even while driving(not recommended for obvious reasons) if I need to.

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back in stock...awesome!!!


what about lexus?

thanks for the info, i went ahead and ordered one from newegg.
I'm not familiar with the procedure for Lexus(and Toyota), but from what I could find it looks like you'll need a scanner to pull codes on OBD-II cars(usually 96+). I did find a guide on pulling codes on OBD-I cars [lexls.com] in case that applies to you.
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ok i added some apps in the wiki. feel free to contribute. ill add what i also found for the ios which I believe is a dongle like thingy for it..
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after reading your post, I understood that roqyBT and roqyOBD is needed to run the bluetooth ELM on iphone, so the first part of my comment wasn't a question; in fact, I was just amazed to know that the bluetooth ELM could work with iPhone. However, you mentioned about changing some settings on dashcommand, so I asked what did you change. That was my question, and thanks to lpranal for answering it. English isn't my first language, but I believe that my reading comprehension is more than sufficient to understand posts/comments on SD. It's nice of you share your experiences , but please do not sound patronizing toward other fellow SDers.


Thanks dude, this is what I asked, I'm gonna try mine with I get home Smilie
Are there any free OBD apps in the app store for this? Dashcommand is 49.99, yikes better to buy a used android phone
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None of the low cost "clones" are legit - and they don't comply with the ELM spec. A lot of the better software tools intentionally will not work with the clones, since the clones are based on stolen technology.
The clones are reversed engineered from a real ELM chip. My clone readers are hit and miss. They all work with my modern cars. None of them work with my dad's mid 90's Ford. My real ELM reader does though.
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"Windows PC, Palm, PDA, Windows Smartphone."

Ahahaha... what is this, 2003?
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I love this paired with the Torque on Android for my Honda Element. Use it almost daily.
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Quote from shadowgerm View Post :
Are there any free OBD apps in the app store for this? Dashcommand is 49.99, yikes better to buy a used android phone
I think so, search for OBD in the appstore
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finally two people that know what they are talking about, yes indeed the clones are based off stolen technology as they forgot to encrypt/copy protect the software coding on the original ELM,

LordAthens, i hate to tell u, but I TOLD U SO!!!
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Anyone know what software can read abs sensors?
No it does not. You need a much more expensive reader for ABS.
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So this is a fake or clone?

Would I be better off buying the torque app on my android phone?
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