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I am definetely not computer literate so I don't know but I just bought this from Amazon. It reads everything from the OBDII port such as revs, codes, speed, mpg etc etc.
Wouldn't you be able to use something like this to get all the data from it?
Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 Car... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PJPHEBO?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
There's a smaller sized blue OBD2 plug in on Amazon it goes along the lines of "panlong" or something, it's only like $10-15, works fine in my Lexus and Mercedes, it's able to clear errors and stuff, real-time info works well. And it's really low profile unlike those other adapters so if it sticks straight into the foot well it won't bother you
Edit: it's $11
Works fantastic with torque pro
1) No, just the latch button on the gate/hatch itself. In addition, just clicking the open button will not actually swing the trunk open. It requires (a small amount of) force to open it, similar to how pulling the door handle does not swing the door open.
2) As others have said, it is one of the displays in the info console at the bottom right of the instrument cluster. It will display the average MPG for either Trip A or Trip B (which ever is displayed at the moment -- if it is displaying the odometer instead of the trip meter, it will display the Trip A MPG). You can set the car up to automatically reset Trip A when you get a tank of gas, and leave Trip B to just run (and never reset) to be able to flip between your MPG for current tank and average over a long period. (If you are buying the car, hopefully the seller did not reset Trip B, and you can get a sense of what kind of MPG they were getting!)
3) The display does not show engine temperature, apart from having a (blue) low-temp light turn off when the engine coolant gets above 50C/125F and a (red) high temp light comes on when overtemp (not sure the exact temperature, but probably over 110C/212F).
For #3, if you are interested, I strongly recommend getting a Bluetooth OBDII reader (I do not have a recommendation, but this one works for me) and Torque Pro (well worth the $5, but check out Lite if you just want a quick look) if you have an Android phone/tablet. (Not sure what the comparable product is for iOS.) It is a great way to check all the things your OBDII can show you, and has a bunch of different ways to display the info (it can graph engine temperature over time for example).
I have a couple of these
For Android they work well with "torque pro" (the free version of the app is trash - basically abandon ware, but the pay version is good).
It also works with other apps.
Only thing I don't like is that it is always on. No switch. I've never had it drain my battery. But I drive everyday.
Edit: if you have iPhone, get the wifi one. I linked the Bluetooth one which works with Android.
Edit edit: you can also do cool things like display real time info like rpm and such. And you can log all that realtime info. That's nice for diagnosing something that happens infrequently. Just keep recording until you catch it and look at the data.
$100? If you are trying to save money You can buy ODBII scanners on amazon for literally $10, it's all bluetooth linked to your phone.
If you happen to not have a phone, you can buy an all in one unit with a screen for like $17.
that + google will give you an idea of what to expect and possibly a cheap/free fix.
Look at the car diary, month by month Display.
How much mpg each month? % ev driving vs hybrid driving.
Download DrPrius and install an OBDII reader
This Panlong is only $13 , well reviewed and i am happy with it too:
I went for this one. Cheap, easy, works on Android. No reason to buy a fancy one, IMO, unless you've got a specific need or you're a pro mechanic. Helps to leave it in the car so you can check codes on the fly.
I went for this one. Cheap, easy, works on Android. No reason to buy a fancy one, IMO, unless you've got a specific need it you're a pro mechanic.
Maybe, although that would be bad luck. How many miles does your car have?
Do you have an ODB2 scanner for your car? Here's a cheap one I use, works fine for everything I've done with it. And it should work just fine with iPhone apps, despite the title.
Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Car Diagnostic Scanner Code Reader Check Engine Light for Android - Compatible with Torque Pro https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_5C9Z47AZ1CS7CRGAXJPC?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Then you can get the free MyGreenVolt app with the $1 upgrade to look at all of your battery cell voltages. Then you can confirm what the dealership told you.
I just use Dr. Prius and Hybrid assistant, on Priusapp.com this is the recommended OBD2 plug, works great, found out my check engine light is from my cat.
Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Car Diagnostic Scanner Code Reader Check Engine Light for Android - Compatible with Torque Pro https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_K3Y5KTH7ETE8CYW9XQW0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This is the one that i use and it reads everything even the hybrid codes, it works with drprius and hybrid assistant
Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Car Diagnostic Scanner Code Reader Check Engine Light for Android - Compatible with Torque Pro https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_DD8BR63ZC1R6C5JPAGDY?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Yeah, but replacing all the coils when only cyl 5 is missing was a complete waste of time and money. For future reference, just switch the coils around and see if the misfire follows. If not, look elsewhere.
Also, you can get a bluetooth code reader on Amazon and the Torque Pro app for less than $20. This is an absolute must investment if you plan to do your own work on modern OBD2 equipped vehicles. I've been using this one for years without issue.
Yeah above the black wrench. You'll need a code scanner to reset the codes. Many advanced auto parts and other stores offer code scanning. Or buy a cheap OBD2 scanner for $12-40 on Amazon.
This is the one I have. It's cheap and it works as long as you have a Bluetooth phone to use with it.
Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Car... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I bought one of those ODBII scanners that bluetooth to your phone for like 15 bucks, never paid for a diagnostic again. It'll tell you the trouble code on your phone, hyperlink to parts and articles so you know what youre talking about before you go to the shop. One of the best automotive tools I own.
One of these:
Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Car Diagnostic Scanner Check Engine Light for Android - Compatible with Torque Pro https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_Z6RNQEK5J7GQS76ESNJE
Any local auto parts store should be able to run the code for you… call around as most of them will do it for free… but you can also get an OBD2 dongle from Amazon and pick a Bluetooth phone app to check the codes… the one below is the one I use.. and the app is called Torque
Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Car Diagnostic Scanner Check Engine Light for Android - Compatible with Torque Pro https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_B4TDV0JYQ3T454ZTTBXT
The app that comes with it, works on ios... but for 13 and if you are happy, good to go. I got this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PJPHEBO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Because the Dr Prius devs said it is good, and it is! also around $13. But, the more expensive one gives a ton more data. TPMS per tire, and reads a whole lot more codes. I talked to the Dr Prius devs and they said their app is more focused on batteries, which is cool. But I want to see more.
I use this, doesn't do the really advanced stuff, but let's you read and reset codes and read battery voltages and details like that.
As for the code, EVAP leak means that the gas tank isn't air tight, very common code on many cars, if the car is fairly new it's almost always the gas cap is on wrong (did it go off after filling up?). So the easy checks are reseat the gas cap, and maybe replace it as it's fairly cheap. It could be anything on the gas tank (filler necks are usually fairly soft). However I thought the Volt has a simpler than normal tank, it holds pressure and doesn't really have an EVAP canister (which is often the failing component).
As for resetting it, I'd probably just reseat the gas cap and then clear the codes via odbii and see if it comes back. I don't know if it requires the engine running to clear.
The cat was a joke, but you should check for an OEM catalytic converter. If it's still there that's worth over $1200 currently as scrap.
Techstream and the M-VCI cable is the way to go. I'd recommend getting an ELM-327 OBD adapter. It works with torque pro (DTCs) and Dr Prius (battery monitor).
*Disclaimer* I repair hybrid batteries as a career. *Disclaimer*
Buy the cheapest 2004-2009 Prius on your local craigslist. Do not buy from a dealer. This could be 1400-4000 USD. Mileage doesn't matter. Anything before 300k will work as long as it was maintained. Try to avoid cars with body damage/accidents. Parts are cheap. Gas is cheap. Insurance is cheap.
2nd Gen's were when hybrids really hit their stride. It's apples to oranges compared to a Corolla.
Buy an OBD2 reader and download Torque Pro. Do your due diligence.
Techstream requires a PC running windows versions XP through 10. Won't even work on a Mac with Wine. Dr. Prius is a solid diagnostic tool that will work on your phone when paired with the right OBDII reader for cheap--just not quite as complete as Techstream which is designed by Toyota. I use a Mac, but pulled my wife's old XP laptop out from under the bed and it worked fine.
It's an expensive piece subscription software (hundreds of dollars a day for a non Toyota Dealer) unless you buy a Techstream cable from Amazon, in which case the vendor sends you a ... pirated copy that works fine.
Also our Gen 3 battery went out--and it was clear from both Dr. Prius and Techstream that this was the only issue. Guy we'd bought it from had had it refurbished by a local shop a little under a year earlier. They came out and dropped a new battery in for free within 24 hours. :)
edit: a little more info
I'd bring an OBD2 reader with. This panlong unit works well with torque pro and Dr Prius. I've always gotten a check engine light from the O2 sensor when going over the I70 pass in the Rockies.
Replace your air filters and change the oil prior to departing. Check that your tire tread is good.
If you have a phone with bluetooth for about $13 on amazon you can get a OBDII code scanner to do it yourself.
Here's a link to one that's been working great for 3 years for me. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_akqIFbXMDX8YA
This is the one its 13$ i think i shopped around and found it on ebay for less. only saved like 5$ so idk
You can test the 12v and the main battery with either the Dr. Prius app, carista app, or torque app. But for all of these you do need a obdII reader to plug into the car like this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VYPnFbV6WCEW9
I just got this going yesterday for myself;
I'm using this thing with room-assistant on an rpi3 in the garage. As long as you can find a spot with no interference (away from brick/concrete/metals) you should be able to roll up and connect. Im strictly using this setup to open my garage automatically upon arrival, it's only been a day and you may have to mess with the options a bit.
I have used this obd2 and a free app on my phone for years and its fine for simple stuff
For anything more advanced I use vcds
Okay don't stress too much!! The car will definitely continue to drive but you should most definitely get the battery health checked as soon as you're in a normal and comfortable place!
I highly recommended going to Amazon and picking up a OBD2 scanner, they're inexpensive usually right around $20. Here's a great one for reference:
Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Car Diagnostic Scanner Check Engine Light for Android - Compatible with Torque Pro https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_VzJ9EbC6WS5FE
After that just download the Doctor Prius app from the App store or Play store for free and run a diagnostic! Couldn't be easier and that will give you a much better idea of how healthy your battery is. No worries it puts it in super LeMans terms!
If you do end up needing to replace the battery this form is a great place to get advice on the simplest and most inexpensive way to get that done!
Agreed, this app is all I use for code reading. Here's a link to a reader I got on Amazon that has worked for years for me: ANDROID code scanner
Odb2 from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Panlong-Bluetooth-Diagnostic-Scanner-Android/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?adgrpid=52816918781&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIptXFyvXm5AIVEonICh1aLwGZEAAYASAAEgKsuPD_BwE&hvadid=274839487149&hvdev=m&hvlocphy=9008041&hvn...
Just get any old cheap bluetooth one, there are plenty of apps for most of the EVs that do what you want, mygreenvolt does it for the Volt. I use this it works just fine.
I'm not sure if temperature data is available if the car is not started or not, but there are bluetooth devices that you can connect to the ODB-II port of your car. I use mine with Torque:
If you use android, I have this one off Amazon (10ish dollars) and use torque pro to read it. It has come in handy many times and with torque it allows you to read real time info about the car. Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Car Diagnostic Scanner Check Engine Light for Android - Compatible with Torque Pro https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_60zyCb05VEYG1
Which engine is this?
A thermostat refers to the coolant thermostat unit. Unfortunately, GM in their infinite stupidity saw fit to delete a temperature gauge from the Sonic, so your first hint of an overheat is when the car goes into limp mode. Personally, I bought a cheap Bluetooth OBDII dongle and tied it into my phone and monitored the temps with Dashboard Commander on my phone. With this car it's pretty much a necessity. Anyway, if your thermostat is bad it will manifest itself either by not maintaining temperature or running hot.
Anyway, two things might have happened here. If you got the sensor replaced and they failed to reset the OBD computer it will still how the CEL until the car figures out things are better now, or they did reset the light but didn't run the car enough for the computer to sort itself out now that it has temperature data and it threw a code.
Picking up a cheap Chinese OBDII dongle on Amazon is less expensive than a mechanic visit and should tell you pretty quickly if you have a temperature issue. The linked one is the one I had in my Sonic and it worked smashingly.
wheeee... luckily I do have a spare android device laying around though, so that's a plus.
so mainly nab this sucker?
I got some Li-Yang one on Amazon for like 12 bucks and use it with the Torque app on Android on my LG G5, works great.
Panlong, my bad. Here it is: Panlong PL-B02 Bluetooth Car Diagnostic Scanner Code Reader (OBD2 OBDII Check Engine Light for Android - Compatible with Torque Pro) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/
The one I use is pretty much this, or a clone of it. Or that's a clone of the one I've got.
Either way, it'll almost certainly do everything you need it to so long as you're fine faffing about with drivers and things if it doesn't work right away.
Is the check engine light on? You can go to any parts store like advance auto and they will scan for free. Write down what they tell you.
You can also buy this and use your smart phone to read codes using your smart phone. It'll also let you have a digital dashboard on your phone/tablet.
Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Car Diagnostic Scanner Check Engine Light for Android - Compatible with Torque Pro https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_l8bqyb6BDQ200
You can get the code readout for free from any auto parts shop like autozone, advance auto parts etc. If you have a smartphone, it's a good idea to invest in a cheap obd2 reader yourself. You can get one for $13
Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Car Diagnostic Scanner Check Engine Light for Android - Compatible with Torque Pro https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_gWZbxbDZ8YT3Y
I use this with TorquePro, idk if there's an Apple version, but reads codes, displays real-time info, pretty handy in general.
Get yourself a little ODB-II reader off Amazon (something like this one) and hook it up via bluetooth to your phone to apps like Torque or Cargly (on Android at least).
This way, in case you can't find a trusted mechanic near you, you can at least uncover some of the Check Engine errors.
You need to diagnose the CE light. Get one of these and use the Android/iOS app to read the code.
As for the plugs, they look fine but once you've gone to the trouble to taking it out, you might as well replace it considering how cheap they are.
This is the one I use:
11 bucks, small profile so it can stay plugged in 24/7. Haven't had any issues with it yet.
If you got a "Check engine" light on, and you want to know what it means but dont want to drop it off at a pricey mechanic just for a diagnosis and potentially expensive repair, head over to amazon and pick up one of these blue tooth OBD2 scanners. That ones for android(I have it, works great), this one works for iphone and android.
That plus a typically free app like "Torque" let you find out the error codes your car is throwing out(and all other kind of basic diagnostic stuff), so you can google it and see if its something you need to fix right away, could easily fix yourself(with youtube), or if its just a minor problem you dont need to worry about yet.
And if you do take it to the shop, you can probably save them some time(and thus money for yourself), and being more informed, keep yourself from being taken for a ride.
If your car is 1996 or newer it should have a port for these(typically under the steering wheel above the pedals), save yourself some anxiety about that new warning light that just showed up.
Anything Gen 2 or later that is in good condition and with the right milage will probably be fine. We currently have a 2006 and a 2010 in our driveway. With used car prices being what they are at the moment, they both currently blue book at about twice what we paid for them despite the milage we've added. One about two years ago and the other about a year ago. So, prices are high at the moment.
Shop around and check out the car carefully. You can get the Dr. Prius app and a compatible OBD2 reader to check the traction battery health of cars you're considering.
I would strongly recommend reading the code. If you can get to an auto parts place, like Autozone, they will read the code(s) for free. Plenty of places sell readers for $20, and you can even order a Bluetooth OBDII reader that works will a smart phone for $13 (here is the one I have currently: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PJPHEBO -- I also recommend Torque Pro on Android, for an extra $5, but I think the free Torque Lite app works for reading codes as well).
Knowing the code will help troubleshooting, where saying the check engine and VSA lights are on just means that there is some sort of a problem. Might be something major, or might be something fairly simple to fix, but hard to know without the code (or more details on what was happening before/when the lights came on, what the car did right when the lights came on, how soon after a "hard reset" the lights come back on, etc, and even all that will still potentially be less useful than knowing the diag code).
Professional tech here. I love this one. Use the Torque app on the appstore. Costs about 5 bucks and the scanner is 12. Had mine for 2 years and it still works great.
I have one of these Bluetooth OBDII adapters and use it with the Torque app.
This setup gives me a variety of real-time information like temp and boost.
I use this Bluetooth OBDII adapter and the Torque Pro app.
Also gives you boost/vacuum readings, which is nice.
Get an OBD2 reader that works with your phone (android or iphone). This car probably doesn't have any issues, it's just not in ready mode. Dr Prius, Torque, and hybrid assistant are apps that will show you the battery health and engine codes.
$7k for a 2008 is STEEP. But I don't know your market.
Sure 😃 (I'm just copying and pasting from my Amazon app, so hope there are not mod rules against this)
Bluetooth adapter - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_MRATJHZ3CZJ7NH93DXAA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Than you need to get the Scan My Tesla app for either iOS or Android
You can easily find a YouTube video for how to install... But most importantly you need to 'Power Off' the car before you unplug the wiring loom. I also suggest a trim removal tool vs. a knife to pry open the panel. You get a free one when you buy a cabin filter set from Amazon (which you'll need at some point :) )
Hope that helps. Feel free to DM if you need any other help.
Ah I see. It's well worth the $5-6 btw. I really like this Panlong OBD2 reader for $10 off Amazon the Dr Prius app recommends.
Also, if you have an Android phone, buy one of these
Then install this app.
For $10 you have a device that can read codes on your car, and will tell you if the drive cycle is complete for emissions tests.
If not Android, I'm sure there are alternatives, but I don't know them
You can use a combination of Torque, Dr. Prius, and a good OBDII reader to get the diagnostic codes yourself if you want. Then just look up the codes on Google. Those will cover most things that come up. Tech Stream has also been mentioned here, and I've only had to use it for things like programming new keys. It's a little less user friendly and requires a laptop. These tools and googling have saved me a lot of money on the four Priuses we've owned. Getting the codes and then doing a little research on the specific issues has been worth it even when we've had someone else do the work. Sometimes though, it's an easy enough fix.
Protip: If you do this, hook up a bluetooth cel code reader so you can see if there are other problems besides the one you are ignoring.
If you wanna be cheap.
And use the app called OBDScan
Then just keep resetting the codes to continue allowing you to charge. Did that for two years before I sold mine.
This is the one I bought that was recommended by the Dr. Prius app. It's been working great. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO
Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Car... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
This one was suggested in Dr. Prius's website.
This obd2 is confirmed to work with Dr. Prius app for measuring battery life.
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This was the exact one I used for $12.99
Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Car Diagnostic Scanner Check Engine Light for Android - Compatible with Torque Pro https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_9FB4P5CNGD580GX8HADE
I use that adapter, with the Torque app on Android
I gothcu bro
OBD Bluetooth Plugin
Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Car Diagnostic Scanner Check Engine Light for Android - Compatible with Torque Pro https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_JT9Q9YS2QMWYKFB8DTG8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Easy fix, just buy a $12 Bluetooth OBD2 scanner off Amazon and clear all the codes! Good as new!
I purchased this one, it's affordable and works perfect, I'm in the process of replacing my entire pack. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_493M3655EX218JDP9B9P?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Also this is the most recent one I have purchased. They are pretty much all EML327 boards repackaged or rebranded the the seller.
This is the one you want https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_fabc_sY58FbQ678E6H
I got this one for Christmas one year. Works pretty good with an app and is super cheap.
Bluetooth scanners are under $15 on Amazon. And Torque Lite is free on the play store.
I see below you're on iOS, get the wifi adapter instead of BT. You'll be okay.
Anyway, air, fuel, spark, one of them is your root problem. How does it run when it's running? Does it lack acceleration within the rev range? Does it crank when it's not starting or just plain old nothing? Do you hear the fuel pump kick on and prime?
For ten buck on amazon you can get a scanner.
Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Car Diagnostic Scanner Check Engine Light for Android -... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJPHEBO/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_f9bEBbBVT7583
I bought this one (Amazon link):
But the app also has an article talking about the scanners they recommend with the app, this being one of them.
For Android I got this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PJPHEBO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Get an ODBII reader, you can check the ODBII status yourself. I use this with torque (so $10 total), and it's useful for other stuff too.
The ODB2 readers are less than $20 on amazon and connect to your phone.
I've got something similar to this that I use to check codes with my phone (and occasionally clear them).
You can buy a $10 ODBII/bluetooth adapter and connect to it with your phone, and read and/or reset the codes.
I've got a bluetooth one that I keep in my glovebox. It's more compact than a standalone one, but probably doesn't have as many features.
From what i have seen online these are what are needed, but i would look into them a bit more if your looking at doing it.
App to read codes
Well I got this one, works just fine
It's a waste of money to get the more expensive scanner, unless you go with the proper software based one that pulls all the codes in the Volt. Like this one from Bosch which requires a monthly subscription and needs to plug into a laptop, and it's not cheap.
> Econoline l6 1996 e350
A quick check online seems to indicate your vehicle is equipped with OBDII. If you haven't had the codes read, you can probably get them scanned for free at an auto parts store like http://www.advanceautoparts.com/
You bring up a good point, as the guy selling you the van may have taken the "Check Engine" light bulb out of the dashboard. (typically when you put the key into the ignition and turn it one click, all the dash lights come on, at least for a moment, as a "bulb check". If you don't see a light that says "check engine" the bulb is probably burnt out or removed.)
A worn out O2 sensor can seriously affect your gas mileage in a bad way.
You could also order your own OBD2 scanner, this one is about $13.
>I don't have overdrive with this model on 3 speeds....
Without overdrive, you're going to seriously kill your gas mileage if you cruse at 70 MPH down the interstate. Only having a 3 speed is a poor setup if you planned to do lots of highway driving.
There is a list you can choose from with links to amazon here: http://www.electricvehiclewiki.com/Leaf_Spy_Pro#Clone_ELM327_Bluetooth_Scanner
I'm not sure how old that list is though.
Here is the one I bought. It works about 90% of the time, but every once in a while I have to unplug and replug it back in. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PJPHEBO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
This one worked for me. Can't beat $12.99...
You can buy a bluetooth OBDII scanner that plugs into your car and gets a reading from an app on your phone. $10 on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PJPHEBO
You can buy one for $10 on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PJPHEBO
This one worked fine for me.
As I pointed out above, the data the "guys" at Autozone will be able to get from a scan will be severely limited.
Furthermore... you can pick up a far more adept OBDII reader that'll communicate with your smartphone, for about $12 on Amazon.
This is a random result.. there are many brands/types...
The software will set you back about $5 in the Google Play store...
Neither of these options will get the kind of data that comes with VCDS. It really can't be overstated.
I have a 2009 Altima 2.5S and this cheap Bluetooth scan tool work with OBD Car Doctor on my android phone.
I just got one of these. Spiffy.
I have an Android so I'm good in that department. But I purchased this dongle. Is it ELM327 compatible?
Well let's hope it does it does because I just placed an order for this.
I've heard from a couple sources that this one (and it's mobile software) is decent:
No personal experience though.
My understanding is that Apple requires all Bluetooth devices to be certified by Apple before iOS will recognize them. This is why you can get a Bluetooth OBD2 scanner for your car that connects with Android, but to use an iPhone requires one that uses Wifi.
Here's what looks like an android phone that would work with LeafSpy for $25. I have no idea personally how it would work though. You also need a bluetooth OBDII adapter like one of these. (Just picking one at random from Amazon here - do your own research when picking one out.)
Panlong super mini OBD is worth to try, here is the link
Yeah, I just didn't want to seem like I was advertising.
This is the one I use right now. It's inexpensive and has been reliable, although I had some problems with it not connecting when I first got it. That said, those issues may have been the phone. Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Car Diagnostic Adapter Check Engine Light for Android - Compatible with Torque Pro
This one is super cheap with free shipping. I have no idea whether it works or not—reviews are mixed. That said, I would recommend a mini one like the other two. The reviews that complain about the CD can be disregarded as you won't need the computer drivers. Professional Diagnostic Tool OBD2 OBD-II ELM327 ELM 327 V1.5 Bluetooth Car Diagnostic Interface Scanner Works On Android
I recommend this one. It seems to be the same model as mine but a different branding. It's cheap, Prime, and has an explicit
2y warranty. [2Y Warranty]Veepeak mini OBD II Bluetooth Diagnostic Scanner Adapter,Super mini Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Auto Engine Code Reader,Bluetooth OBD2 scan tool For check engine light & diagnostics-Android ONLY