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#4492751 - 08/19/17 11:33 AM Turning your cellphone into a scan tool
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
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Loc: Clovis, CA

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#4492798 - 08/19/17 12:37 PM Re: Turning your cellphone into a scan tool [Re: Merkava_4]
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There's an app called Fixd which is a code reader.
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#4492820 - 08/19/17 01:10 PM Re: Turning your cellphone into a scan tool [Re: aquariuscsm]
kc8adu Offline


Registered: 08/02/05
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Loc: dayton oh
little info as to what it can do.
skip it and go for torque app.

Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
There's an app called Fixd which is a code reader.

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#4492826 - 08/19/17 01:21 PM Re: Turning your cellphone into a scan tool [Re: Merkava_4]
123Saab Offline


Registered: 10/27/10
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https://obdeleven.com/en/

Very useful if you own a VAG vehicle.


Edited by 123Saab (08/19/17 01:22 PM)
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#4492875 - 08/19/17 02:40 PM Re: Turning your cellphone into a scan tool [Re: Merkava_4]
alchargo Offline


Registered: 03/02/16
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Loc: NW Iowa
If you have an Android phone, check out Car Gauge Pro. It will also read specialized codes (B, C, U codes) on top of the standard P codes. Interface looks like it was designed by a 10 year old, but it works.

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#4492968 - 08/19/17 04:19 PM Re: Turning your cellphone into a scan tool [Re: Merkava_4]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
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Wifi/Bluetooth OBD2 dongles have been around for years now. Most of them use the same ELM327 chipset and there are a variety of manufacturer-specific apps that can go above and beyond basic code reading; Carly for BMW, for example, allows you to change a lot of the hidden bits on the ECU.
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#4493100 - 08/19/17 06:31 PM Re: Turning your cellphone into a scan tool [Re: Merkava_4]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
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Loc: Northern Kentucky
Yep I got the BAFX + android and torque pro. My BAFX is still working after almost 4 years of being in the glove box

BAFX Products 34t5 Bluetooth OBDII Scan Tool for Android Devices https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NLQAHS
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#4493561 - 08/20/17 10:52 AM Re: Turning your cellphone into a scan tool [Re: Merkava_4]
Donald Offline


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Loc: Upstate NY
Based upon my recent experience with "reduced engine power" mode on my pickup while 300 miles from home I ordered the BAFX scanner from Amazon.

I will still use the AutoEnginuity scan tool at home.
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#4501342 - 08/29/17 01:42 PM Re: Turning your cellphone into a scan tool [Re: Merkava_4]
DeafBrad Offline


Registered: 05/10/16
Posts: 236
Loc: WA
I decided to buy a bluetooth obd2 adaptor, and need to download a program from the app store. I see the Torque Pro is recommended here... any input on the free Torque Lite? I don't mind paying for the Torque Pro if it is much better than the Lite version.

Thanks,

Brad
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