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Re: What OBDII scanner are you using?

Guys

Got my OBDLink LX Bluetooth adapter installed. Kept it plugged in.

Second day was on the highway and got a bell sound and the airbag light on! In some seconds, it went away. Then same thing some hours before. Then, again, this morning just before leaving the garage.

Anyone experienced that? I truly belive its an obdlink related issue. Will keep it off for a while and check it...

thanks

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Re: What OBDII scanner are you using?

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Guys

Got my OBDLink LX Bluetooth adapter installed. Kept it plugged in.

Second day was on the highway and got a bell sound and the airbag light on! In some seconds, it went away. Then same thing some hours before. Then, again, this morning just before leaving the garage.

Anyone experienced that? I truly belive its an obdlink related issue. Will keep it off for a while and check it...

thanks
I have an OBDLink MX. It causes a "Service Shifter" message on EVIC from time to time. Also, the OBDLink "BatterySaver" technology is a joke and doesn't actually work; furthermore, I am not impressed with their vaunted "hacker proof" security system.

I really don't believe their products are worth the price premium. I'm guessing that inexpensive bluetooth OBD dongles are better. For the same price you could buy several inexpensive bluetooth dongles and throw away any of them that don't work... but I'm betting they would all work fine. Yes, you would have to unplug them when you turn off the Jeep in order to avoid draining the battery, but you have to do the same thing with the OBDLink products despite their claims to the contrary.

Look here for options: Bluetooth Adapters - Torque OBD2 Wiki

FWIW, the Torque app is pretty cool. Its MPG calcs are lies, though.
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Re: What OBDII scanner are you using?

Word of advice, find a tool/software title that supports "freeze frame data". It's a huge help while troubleshooting to know the conditions when the code actually set.
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Re: What OBDII scanner are you using?

Just to let you know that airbag issue was not obdlink related. Loose connector under the passenger seat. Just pushed it back in place and we're back

Thank you all.


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Guys

Got my OBDLink LX Bluetooth adapter installed. Kept it plugged in.

Second day was on the highway and got a bell sound and the airbag light on! In some seconds, it went away. Then same thing some hours before. Then, again, this morning just before leaving the garage.

Anyone experienced that? I truly belive its an obdlink related issue. Will keep it off for a while and check it...

thanks
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Re: What OBDII scanner are you using?

Ratchet,

Not sure if this is related, but it seems you know a lot more than me about this obd thing

i have an 'service park assist' alert on for a long time now. Bumper service related issue. I am trying to find out where is the problem. I see in the error code lists posted here at JeepGarage that there are separate codes for sensors and etc. I have no luck, tough, as i cant get any alert. No current, no memory, no history. torque or the obdlink softwares just say 'no ecu data' ... All gauges work, i just cant get te errors.

Any tip?

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There is similar software for the iPad. I have one but consider it brane-ded and the app was $50 so passed.

Torque on phone or tablet does everything I need - all the Bluetooth dongle is an interface to the bus, it is up to the software to determine what to do with it. Torque can even display misfire counts (picture on web page).

The best nonaligned software I have seen appears to be from Autoenginuity but for a hobby I can't justify the expense (heck I had difficulty with $165 for a service manual but went for it).
I tried searching for a service manual for my 2013 JGC but could not find one for sale.

Where did you get yours?

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