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

dj-3lusion 13,632 3,951 February 21, 2013 at 04:09 AM in Autos (3) More Newegg Deals
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Promoted 02-22-2013 by Discombobulated at 03:55 AM View Original Post
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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Quote from geocacher99 View Post :
So this is a fake or clone?

Would I be better off buying the torque app on my android phone?
clone...but also fake Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin = knockoff
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Anyone know what software can read abs sensors?
Probably not. Won't read SRS or TPMS codes either. You won't be able to access any system/computer that has a separate warning light on your dash.
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Quote from SkyKing02 View Post :
clone...but also fake Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin = knockoff
So this wont work with modern cars (2007 and after)? Or is this going to be a paperweight?
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So this wont work with modern cars (2007 and after)? Or is this going to be a paperweight?
it should work...if not, then ask for another one.
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Would this work with an 09 Jetta Wagen?
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Hey SDers,

I read some of the reviews for a ELM327 v1.5 'clone' with a very similar appearance at Amazon.
The indications that the device would work well with Torque. There were multiple warnings that the CD that accompanies the device included a virus, links to pr0n sites, and other less than legit software. So, be wary when using the CD.

I also saw much of the same 'clone' info (from wikipedia and ELM's website). I don't see any real branding on this device, and see several versions of it at Amazon all with different 'manufacturers'. Seems to confirm the 'cloniness'... I expect that the software in this device is based on the 'early' unprotected firmware image. Its possible that the 'cloners' made improvements to the original code... I guess...

Torque sounds awesome though...
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I have one of these, saved my family at least $500 from going to the auto shop and them giving us lies.
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#68
I have this and it is great.. having the ability toi read codes via blue tooth is really cool and reset and clear errors before SMOG is amazing..

I have not found it as reliable and my hard wired into PC tools just FYI, but easily worth 20 bucks..

Quote from Ethanhunt123 View Post :
So this wont work with modern cars (2007 and after)? Or is this going to be a paperweight?
I have used it on a 2002 Subaru, my 08 Stang, 02 Toyota 4runner and F250 Diesel truck - The truck it cleared the faults but did not read them the first time..
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Last edited by OzTambo February 21, 2013 at 03:06 PM
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I just go to Autozone for my check engine light readings. It's free there.
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ELM 327 works well for me. The bluetooth is a great feature and much better than having a cable connected to the device. 100% recommend Torque Pro as well. A great app, and worth the small $5.00 price. I receive regular updates to the app constantly adding new features. I am still learning things about it after having it for a year.
I agree with this. I also have the ELM 327. However I use the Torque Lite. I really only use it to turn off my check engine light.
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Quote from Slobadon View Post :
I love this paired with the Torque on Android for my Honda Element. Use it almost daily.
I have one of these and have it working with my car but can't exactly figure out what to do with the data it puts out. How do you use this on a daily basis? And can you diagnose some thing like "bad mileage" from this ? Thanks
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#72
If only there was a cheap way to flash or update a vehicles firmware
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Quote from Impact-Vector View Post :
Only downside is its not android/ipad/iphone software included
Use this with Torque Lite app. I got the Pro version for Android, to reward the developer. BT OBDII Dongle + Torque Pro S/W - not bad for a grand total of less than $17!
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If only there was a cheap way to flash or update a vehicles firmware
I agree. I want to update my ECU. Anyone have any thoughts on how this could be done?
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so what makes this better than any of the other units that are on newegg for practically the same price?
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