On-Board Diagnostics-II (OBD-II). Questions usually involve scan tools, their use and their compatibility, as well as how to interpret Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs).

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Does a CEL always result in an OBDII DTC?

Will any error which causes the check engine light to go on show up as a DTC during a regular OBDII scan? This is obviously only in relation to OBDII compliant vehicles.
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Retrieving handbrake status light and reverse light from OBD II

I have a project to replace my car's instrument panel with a Android tablet. So I'm developing an application that communicates with an ELM327 device through bluetooth. I have managed to successfully ...
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Can the throttle position be high during idle

I used an OBD to get data from one of my friend's car - Volkswagen Polo 1.5L Diesel. But the car was idling at around 900 rpm, while the throttle position I got was around 22%. How is it possible? As ...
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OBD Accessory External Power Supply

I recently purchased the Zubie Car Hotspot from Verizon that connects to the OBD port on a car. I have mine connected to the Tesla Model X, unfortunately I need the connection to remain always on but ...
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Tapping into the on-board computer

I'm thinking of replacing my car's radio panel with a custom built Raspberry Pi device, something like this device. However, it's usefulness would be much larger, if I could get information from the ...
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Honda Accord Maintenance Minder accidental reset/ what to do now?

I changed the oil on my 2015 Honda Accord LX myself for the first time. Following a YouTube video, I reset the Maintenance Minder. The problem is that I didn't note the extra codes that show up on the ...
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OBD2 to USB Cable for Windows 10

One could put an argument that this question is about software and not mechanics, however now-days everything is computerized (including cars and their diagnostic tools) so I believe this question ...
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Which is the Best Scan and Diagnostic tool for Asian Vehicles? [on hold]

I am looking for a Scanner and Diagnostic tool that will be used for Asian Vehicles. I am not sure which scanner to buy which works with Asian makes like Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Mahendra, Suzuki and ...
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Diagnosing “wrench icon” on 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: will OBD2 scanner help me?

On my 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, I frequently get the yellow "wrench" icon which appears on the LCD screen to the left of the speedometer. On approximately 25%-50% of the trips I take with the car, the ...
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Find all modules supported in my car

I own a Mahindra Scorpio S10 (2015 model) and want to find out what modules are there in my car (ECM, TCM, Body Control Module, Suspension control module etc.) using an ELM 327 Bluetooth device. Can ...
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What is the motorcycle equivalent of OBD-II?

I once met an OBD-II expert while traveling and asked him if motorcycles (especially the fuel-injected ones) employ a similar protocol. He said that the use of such a protocol is not as widespread ...
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Can a vehicle be harmed with bad inputs via an OBD-2 port?

I bought a cheap (sub $10) ELM 327 Bluetooth clone OBD-2 diagnostic adapter on a local "ebay-style" market where the seller specializes in car diagnostics and has several thousand positive reviews (...
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P1070 code error for mitsubishi space star

A few days ago - started engine in morning and while in neutral and engine cold it immediately revved to 2000 rpm... much higher than normal... once engine warmed up it drops.... but now engine ...
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DIY OBD II “Memory saver”

Since I had a need for a "memory saver" while changing a battery on a 05' S500 I decided that instead of borrowing one from a friend all the time, I will make my own.. Now isn't it just a power supply ...
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Auto door lock does not work with automatic transmission shifting to and from “Park”

My toyota corolla 2014 Altis auto door lock has not been worked. I read Electric central door lock does not work with automatic transmission shifting to and from “Park” and also Toyota Corolla ...
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Are there any OBD scan tools compatible with a Volvo V50 2005 Europe

I understand this is not a website to ask for specific products. I have spent nearly 3 hours on the web trying to find a scanner that will be able to read and erase codes from my Volvo V50 2005 Europe ...
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'Check Engine' code P0171 System Too Lean - Is it safe to drive?

My 2003 Toyota Corolla's Check Engine Light came on. I read the codes using an OBD code reader and got P0171 - System Too Lean (Bank 1) and P0133 - 02 Circuit Slow Response (Bank 1, Sensor 1). The ...
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Does OBD II pin 16 output is always 12 Volt?

Does OBD II pin 16 output is always 12 Volt? Is it possible to the voltage is altering when ignition on, like rising from 12 to 14 Volt? Or Voltage output of the buses, trailers, heavy duty vehicles ...
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2005 Impala OBD2 not working right

I have a 2005 Chevrolet Impala (Base trim, 3.4L) and I recently purchased a cheap OBD2 Bluetooth reader. Unfortunately, Torque (Android app) isn't able to read data from this transmitter when ...
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Can a universal catalytic converter be legally fitted to my Prius in California?

My 2006 Toyota Prius with 280k miles is throwing the P0420 code, which means that it (probably) needs a new catalytic converter. I live in California, which makes life much more difficult to replace a ...
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Is control module voltage and battery voltage the same?

Is the Control Module Voltage (from OBD Mode 01 PID 42) and battery voltage the same? If not, what is the relation between them? Why is the max value of Control Module Voltage (from OBD Mode 01 PID 42)...
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How to detect Passenger Seatbelt Indicator using OBD2

I have trouble code information as below for B00D1 OBD Trouble Code which use to detect Passenger Seatbelt Indication. I am referring below links to get trouble code information: http://www....
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What's the Difference Between OBDII adapters and Toyota Mini VCI?

I've been researching Toyota diagnostic connectors, and ran across something called a Mini VCI adaptor meant for use with Toyota's TechStream software. The physical interface looks like a standard ...
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What kind of DLC did Toyota's have before switching to OBDII?

What kind of DLC did Toyota's have before switching to OBDII? What year did they switch to OBDII outside the United States?
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TXD, RXF, RxD, MTH understanding and decoding

http://www.scangauge.com/support/x-gauge/xgauges-for-cansf-vehicles/ This website lists data reported by certain sensors. Lets take an example: Gauge = Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 1 TXD = 07E00106 ...
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OBD-II Enhanced PIDs

I was looking at the Torque Pro app and in the section where there is a list of custom PIDs that can be used, one is a Transmission Temperature PID. But it is exactly same as Engine Coolant ...
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Auto determine the bluetooth device is OBD or not?

Current I am working on OBDII. While in bluetooth discovery to connect obd, How I determine which device is obd and which device is normal bluetooth device.Because I want auto connect my app with obd. ...
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Mode 06 approaching failure limit

In Mode 06 (OBD), one gets a current value, max value and a min value for every MID, TID supported. If the current value is out of the max/min range, that MID, TID is considered a 'Fail'. But there ...
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1989 Chevy Scottsdale 2500 HD 5.7 liter 350

I have just finished a body off restoration of my 1989 Chevrolet Scottsdale 2500 HD. My question, is there an OBDI or OBDII or do I need a adapter to scan it? Even if I rebuilt the engine and ...
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Interface tracking device with OBD II (or alternative sources of data)

I have recently been working on writing software for some very small tracking devices. I decided to take on an electronics engineer and start building some boards myself using a GPS/GPRS module. I ...
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How do I get to see my Mode 06 in OBDii

Mode 06 in OBD2 is good to get an insight of what faults the car might encounter in the future. But I am unable to find out what command should I send to get Mode 06 data. It has TID$01 CID$01, so how ...
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Mode 02 - Freeze frame data use

I got some data on sending 0202 command (Mode $02, PID 02). It is the freeze frame data. I don't understand why does anyone need the data? Do anyone (including mechanics) ever open Freeze frame data? ...
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My 2005 Honda Accord with OBD codes: 0507 and 0011. Howto Troubleshoot

The check engine light came on very recently with two error codes being thrown. From this source, the following will cause 0507 P0507 HONDA - Idle Control System RPM Higher Than Expected A vacuum ...
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What are good features to look for in an OBD-II reader

I recently took my car in for the engine light. It turned out to be a minor problem (crack in gas cap let water in). It would be nice to have a low-cost OBD-II reader to be able to find out for ...
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Android App for ELM 327 that allows to reset codes for Cadillac CTS

On my Cadillac I get engine light to come up because I have changed my petrol cap and sensor is malfunctioning. I got myself wifi ELM 327 OBD-2 reader, and by using my laptop I managed to get RPM of ...
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Is it Possible to Control Lights through OBD-II Port?

Is it possible to use a car's onboard diagnostic port to toggle the headlights, interior lights, or parking lights? If not through the OBD-II port, how would I go about remotely toggling the lights on ...
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Writing CAN Messages

I want to know what should I write with the CAN ID to send it to ECU. I am using ELM327 and Raspberry Pi with all connections to OBD-II. Initially for sending general PIDs to the ECU through ELM327 ...
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Detect AC(on/off) and Window(open/close) of CAR using OBD

Is there any way to detect AC(air conditioner) and Window(open/close) using OBD? I am putting links below for the OBD reader but I am unable to find any way to detect the AC(air conditioner) and ...
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Can I use an OBD2 Scan Tool on older GM vehicle?

I can get an adapter that connects my OBD2 scan tool to my 12 pin GM scan tool connection. But will the tool be able to read the codes and tell me anything useful? Or do I need to get a scan tool that ...
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Received frames from vehicles with multiple ECU chips

I'm not generally a 'car person', so hopefully I can explain this well enough to get some help here: When sending messages to an OBD-II device, I receive one response in most cars I've tested. ...
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How can I calculate MPG using an OBD-II Device

OBD-II provide following readings Mass Air Flow (PID 0166) Fuel–Air commanded equivalence ratio (0144) Can these be used to calculate the actual fuel consumed? Is the output correct?
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(Mandatory in the EU) CAN through OBD-II?

I know that in the US, since 2008 vehicles must have a CAN connection on the OBD-II plug, but what about Europe? Do vehicles have to add CAN to the OBD-II plug? Or is it possible to directly send ...
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Ford Focus 2008 Error code: P2585-61

I own a Ford Focus 2008 1.6 TDCI. Recently I filled the DPF Additive tank with EOLYS Fluid but I couldn't regenerate and reset the values that day, so I drove to my home. Following day, I went to ...
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Mahindra KUV 100 and Suzuki Alto OBD protocol

Can someone please tell me the OBD-II protocol of Mahindra KUV 100 (diesel) and Suzuki Alto (diesel). Also whether ELM 327 Bluetooth will work? http://www.ebay.in/itm/SuperMini-ELM-327-Bluetooth-v2-...
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Disabling OBD2-Interface in a car

If a car-thief wants to steal a modern car, he often uses the OBD2 (On Board diagnosis) to "hack" the car. Simplified: He achieves this by plugging his "hacking device" in the port, which aquieres ...
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Toyota Fortuner OBD2 protocol

I used an ELM 327 and Torque app in one of my friend's Toyota Fortuner (2012 model), but didn't get correct data. Rpm was nil, Air intake temperature was negative, Load was constant at 6.66667%. After ...
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What does it mean when the ELM327 OBD2-reader gives two lines of info for 0100 request?

I have an ELM327-based OBD2 reader that I can issue commands to when connected to a car. I'm running this on a 2015 Acura RDX. When I issue the request 0100 to get supported mode 1 PIDs, I get the ...
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Nitro OBD2 SCAM OR WORK?

I was looking into general car stuff like storage and lights the general stuff. I ran into a device called a "nitro OBD2" they have one to save fuel one to generate more power and stuff. Looking into ...
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Need explanation on Commanded EGR and ethanol%

There are 2 PIDs listed in this Wiki page - Commanded EGR and ethanol%. I have tried getting the values from some cars but have not succeeded. I am curious to know what do these 2 PIDs mean? Can ...
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VW Golf IV Possible Engine Misfire

I guess I better start with a few details on the car in question: VW Golf IV 20 valve V5 petrol engine (2.3L) ~80k miles on the clock Now the problem, it feels to me as if the car is down on power,...