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    Default Re: OBDII scanner as additional "dashboard"

    Quote Originally Posted by AWJS View Post
    What device and app do you use?
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    I don't think it displays transmission temp, I could never find it on mine.
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    It does, you must just follow the advice on Pajero Club Victoria (Aus). I think Cats also posted what to do and how to get it to show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneaky Pete View Post
    It does, you must just follow the advice on Pajero Club Victoria (Aus). I think Cats also posted what to do and how to get it to show.
    The info that you get differ from car to car and also might need a few custom sertings to get more info, like the gearbox temp setting on the Pajero.

    My OBDII reader that I used in my Pajero is now in my VW bus and it still gives a lot of info.
    What is important is to get a reader that will switch off after a while after the car is switched off, otherwise it will drain your battery. The problem with this is that you have to switch it on if you want to use it, mine does anyway. Easy enough if the OBD port is close enough, but can be a problem.

    Using a second phone or tablet is a good idea. I use Torque Pro and it is easy enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneaky Pete View Post
    It does, you must just follow the advice on Pajero Club Victoria (Aus). I think Cats also posted what to do and how to get it to show.
    Do you have a link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderGear View Post
    Do you have a link?
    https://www2.pajeroclub.com.au/forum...04&postcount=6
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    I use the Carista OBD2 with the OBD Fusion app on my iPhone. The Carista app lets you setup a bunch of features on the Amarok like “wink” when your indicator is on, or seatbelt warning etc. The OBD Fusion is a different app that indicates alot of info and you can setup your own dash with gauges and size and type of each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    How secure are those blue ELM327 Bluetooth devices. Everyone knows the password is 1234. It is hard coded on the device. Can someone who drives close to you mess around with your ECU ?
    Fairly safe I'd say. I tried a to set the mode to read the entire map using Python, but it wouldn't read it. If you could read it, you could set it to change the lookup tables. TorquePro will clear the trouble codes though. The different OEMs didn't stick to the standard set of codes. So, some can see more sensors than others. It mainly sees the engine's computer and not the others on the bus, like tranny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3bar View Post
    yip works like a bomb
    well worth the effort to either fit an android radio or a tablet on dash or visor

    very cool tool
    Unfortunately couldn't get it to pair with a Hilux ECU.
    Would like to find a bluetooth device that works on Toyota.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mernell View Post
    I use the Carista OBD2 with the .
    Very well laid out.

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    Can you get it to show the turbo temperatures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reccepops View Post
    Can you get it to show the turbo temperatures?
    if your ECU "broadcasts: it? I pick up the incoming air temp on mine with the Everest. Maybe it's that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AWJS View Post
    I want to get on of these units (or similar) and connect it to a old smart phone for additional information in my old 2005 Touareg. I would especially like to keep an eye on the transmission temperature when towing heavy loads and 4x4 driving. I know that this is no VCDS scanner and will not even try to use it for fault finding and error codes.

    Anyone with similar devices?


    Anyone had success with a bluetooth device that works on a Hilux ?



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    Some dial options in Torque Pro for Android.
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    A comparison of scan tools I did back in 2016.
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    I am using Torque Pro, there is lots of data that is not available for my LC76. Could a chip prevent stuff like EGR temp etc?
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    There are 139 OBD-II standard SAE J1979 PIDs, where PID is either parameter or process ID. However, you'll be lucky to see between 27 and 50 of them. If you can set the mode, there are two extended sets in mode 21 and 22. Torque Pro uses mode 01 to show the current data and 03 to show the stored trouble codes (if any) and mode 04 to clear them. Mode 09 will request the vehicle ID (VIN). The PIDs are in hexadecimal.
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