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Turning your cellphone into a scan tool #4492751
08/19/17 11:33 AM
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Clovis, CA
Merkava_4 Offline OP
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Re: Turning your cellphone into a scan tool [Re: Merkava_4] #4492798
08/19/17 12:37 PM
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There's an app called Fixd which is a code reader.


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Re: Turning your cellphone into a scan tool [Re: aquariuscsm] #4492820
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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.

Re: Turning your cellphone into a scan tool [Re: Merkava_4] #4492826
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https://obdeleven.com/en/

Very useful if you own a VAG vehicle.

Last edited by 123Saab; 08/19/17 01:22 PM.

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Re: Turning your cellphone into a scan tool [Re: Merkava_4] #4492875
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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.

Re: Turning your cellphone into a scan tool [Re: Merkava_4] #4492968
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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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Re: Turning your cellphone into a scan tool [Re: Merkava_4] #4493100
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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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Re: Turning your cellphone into a scan tool [Re: Merkava_4] #4493561
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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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Re: Turning your cellphone into a scan tool [Re: Merkava_4] #4501342
08/29/17 01:42 PM
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DeafBrad Offline
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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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