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So, I'm in the market for an OBDII scanner for my 2012. What do you guys recommend? I need something to pull the fault codes and give a brief description of the problem and maybe possible solution. What works bedt with the WK2?
 

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This seems to be getting a lot of press right now: Automatic - Your Smart Driving Assistant

I emailed the company to see if the 2014's are supported and got this somewhat cryptic response: "We plan on supporting the 2014's. For now, you can select the 2013 model in the list and we'll make sure to test that we support your car."
 

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I use a ScanGauge. It also runs as a gauge pod for my other car. It shows intake temperatures, water temperature, voltage, and boost pressure. I can disconnect it and check any of my vehicles in about 30 seconds.
 

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I use a ScanGauge. It also runs as a gauge pod for my other car. It shows intake temperatures, water temperature, voltage, and boost pressure. I can disconnect it and check any of my vehicles in about 30 seconds.
Hadn't come across that one. Does it require programming or is it plug and play?
 

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Hadn't come across that one. Does it require programming or is it plug and play?
It's plug and play other than a few settings. You can also custom code anything that OBD-II would be reporting. AFR, transmission temps, etc. As long as the vehicle has a sensor reporting it can do it, in theory.
 

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if your not looking for a stand alone unit, why not use one that hooks up to a Laptop ?
I hadn't thought about that as an option. Are they reasonably priced? Can you recommend one? My main purpose is to know what's going on with my car (s) so I'd just assumed that a stand alone unit was all that was needed.
 

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well, yes & no... ive had this same Q' meself & found the OBDLINK SX to be pretty good from what it is capable of as advertised. i cant give a personal review because i havent recieved mine yet(int' shipping is a b****).
 

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I have a netbook, so I use an inexpensive $25 ELM based ODB to Bluetooth adapter and one of the free software packages to read and interpret the codes. Wireless. Lots of options for more sophistication.

I also received a GoLink as a birthday present. It plugs into an iPad or iPhone. Nifty but more money.

Auto Ingenuity makes a more capable system.
 

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Quite a gadget. I have had good luck with much less expensive equipment - Bluetooth dongle and a Bluetooth button for a PC can be had for under $25. Torque for Android was $4.95 the last time I looked. TouchScan for a PC is $40. Both are downloadable

All work well on my '12. I just leave the dongle in place and have not driven for a week before so no drain. Same dongle works with phone, tablet, and PC. I keep a second dongle in my netbook bag just in case.

Tablet and Bluetooth dongle make an ideal pair.
 

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For an Android tablet or smartphone, Torque and a Bluetooth adapter (ELM) from Amazon works for me.

I put together a web page of my findings.

This one of the many screens.


With a netbook or Windows Tablet, I like Torquescan.
That's a good write up on that page of yours. I was thinking of purchasing Torque, but only after I try the OBDwiz software that comes with the scanner.
 

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Quite a gadget. I have had good luck with much less expensive equipment - Bluetooth dongle and a Bluetooth button for a PC can be had for under $25. Torque for Android was $4.95 the last time I looked. TouchScan for a PC is $40. Both are downloadable

All work well on my '12. I just leave the dongle in place and have not driven for a week before so no drain. Same dongle works with phone, tablet, and PC. I keep a second dongle in my netbook bag just in case.

Tablet and Bluetooth dongle make an ideal pair.
I was drawn to the bluetooth functionality and that it only draws power when the engine is running. This is my first scanner and only even thought of it to monitor my compressor clutch (which I think is acting funny, but the AC works fine) as well as the famed Pentastar ticking sound. Just want to be sure that it is the normal "tick" as opposed to the "misfire is coming" tick.
Thanks about the heads up on TouchScan. I have an old laptop (which needs a battery) that should do just fine along with my android phone. Pity it doesn't work with an ipad, but I was thinking of getting an android tablet in the near future, so that should be good. I'm really getting into the functionality aspect of Android.
 
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