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Re: Good OBD II App

For iPhone /iPad, buy yourself the "Elm" wifi adaptor on eBay for about $30, then "dash command" App for about $12.
It works a treat, you can modify and configure the gauges you want- you can set units, type of gauge, range and just about anything else. I'm running my iPad mini with coolant temp, boost and exhaust gas temp sitting on the centre console, works very well indeed.
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Re: Good OBD II App

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with iPhones you need a Wi-Fi OBD connection

This is incorrect. There are a number of Bluetooth Low Energy devices that have gone through Apple certification to connect via Bluetooth.


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Re: Good OBD II App

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This is incorrect. There are a number of Bluetooth Low Energy devices that have gone through Apple certification to connect via Bluetooth.
That is not very helpful to those trying to get something up and running.....

Have you got more info for them? Names (and links maybe) of actual devices?
I think they'd appreciate it.

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Re: Good OBD II App

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That is not very helpful to those trying to get something up and running.....

Have you got more info for them? Names (and links maybe) of actual devices?
I think they'd appreciate it.

Cya
C'mon, there aren't that many posts.
See posts 6 and 8 for two that were named.
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Re: Good OBD II App

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For iPhone /iPad, buy yourself the "Elm" wifi adaptor on eBay for about $30, then "dash command" App for about $12.
It works a treat, you can modify and configure the gauges you want- you can set units, type of gauge, range and just about anything else. I'm running my iPad mini with coolant temp, boost and exhaust gas temp sitting on the centre console, works very well indeed.
There are lots of sellers on Ebay.

Can you advise which supplier you got them from so I know they should be all good to use.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Good OBD II App

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There are lots of sellers on Ebay.

Can you advise which supplier you got them from so I know they should be all good to use.

Thanks in advance
I have one of the $15 Blue ELM adapters and it has served me well for a couple of years, but not on the Jeep.

I keep getting a Transmission Shifter Service Alarm every 30 seconds when plugged in, I have ordered a new one and waiting its delivery.

I will update then.
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I have one of the $15 Blue ELM adapters and it has served me well for a couple of years, but not on the Jeep.

I keep getting a Transmission Shifter Service Alarm every 30 seconds when plugged in, I have ordered a new one and waiting its delivery.

I will update then.
I discovered that not having the OBD plugged in when I start the engine avoids the shifter error.
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Re: Good OBD II App

Highway asked about OBDII from eBay,
This is where I got mine (don't know if you are in Oz.)

V1 5 ELM327 OBD2 Odbii Wifi CAN BUS Scanner CAR FOR Iphone 5s 4s Ipad Laptop | eBay

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Re: Good OBD II App

Most apps scan for the correct protocol each time they connect. This scanning puts a bunch of non-compatible data which looks like bad data on the OBD2 bus. This causes errors. Do yourself a favor and look at which protocol it discovers and, if the app allows, force it to only use that protocol.

The Torque app reports our Jeeps use ISO15765-4CAN 11bit/500kb. Scanguage2 reports the protocol as CANSF. Those are two names for the same thing. I think the Scanguage2 always attempts to detect data rate even when forced to CANSF whereas Torque can be locked to only use a specific protocol and data rate.

Neither of my ODB2 devices causes erroneous errors when locked to the correct settings.
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Neither of my ODB2 devices causes erroneous errors when licked to the correct settings.
I have a Scantool.net OBDLink MX Bluetooth unit and I am about to return it. Despite having it configured to use the appropriate communication protocol (ISO15765-4CAN 11bit/500kb), I am sick of it scrambling the EVIC and causing "Service Shifter" messages, erroneous battery voltage readings, etc.

Oh, BTW, the BatterySaver feature on the device doesn't work if you have the Torque app. If you leave Torque running, as I did, then take the tablet 30 feet inside the house with the vehicle off and locked, the MX will not reliably sleep. This means it can drain your battery if you leave the MX plugged into your vehicle while it's off.

I contacted Scantool.net support and they informed me that their BatterySaver technology cannot reliably determine when the vehicle is off. Instead, it guesses based on battery voltage, and Torque interferes with this. I wasn't comfortable relying on that heuristic.

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I discovered that not having the OBD plugged in when I start the engine avoids the shifter error.
Thanks for that, but NEVER plug anthing into the obd port while car is on as there is voltage across the obd port and you can do damage.

I will try excursions suggestion tomorrow.

Its good know I am not the only one with the transmission shifter alarm using the obd dongle.
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Pretty much every OBD port has voltage on it as long as the battery is hooked up. Patching into the data bus while it's being used could cause a problem but it's unlikely to do damage.
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