Questions tagged [obd-ii]

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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Compiled list of OBD-II protocols used by various vehicles

Has anyone compiled list of OBD-II protocols (physical layers) used by various vehicles? they're required to be J2534 compatible but what about manufacturer specific pins? is it even common for ...
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How useful is a low-end corded OBD-II reader for inspecting a used car?

I purchased a low-end OBD-II reader from Wal-Mart a few months ago. Now I'm in the market to purchase a used car and I was wondering how useful the reader will be when I go to look at the vehicle. Of ...
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Volkswagen GTI OBDII Readiness

I have a 2015 Volkswagen GTI SE (2.0T) which is (a little over) due for an emissions test. A few weeks ago I had some rear-end bumper damage repaired, and while in the shop they cleared the trouble ...
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Cannot connect OBD devices to ECU on Toyota vehicles

I have two ODB devices. One is ELM327 Wifi OBD2 and the other one is OBDLink LX Bluetooth. My problem is that none of the OBDs connect to Toyota cars. More specifically: I have tested the two OBD ...
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OBD2 Scanner can not detect ECU 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer

I bought a OBD2 Bluetooth scanner online. However, when I connect it to the OBD2 port in the car, the app while connecting to the OBD2 scanner gives an error message that it cannot connect to the cars ...
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Engine jerks at certain RPM - Misfire & fuel system over pressure [P000F, P0302]

My Audi A5 1.8t has started having some hiccups after an engine job (Changed valves, timing chain & camshaft intake side) The car starts fine, it sounds fine, but it has the following problems: ...
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Using a device with external power and receive data from the CAN bus

I want to keep a device in always on situation in the car. I do not want the device to drain the car battery. The car is used at least once in two days and the current consumption of my device is ...
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Suzuki Swift Sport and ODBii

I recently purchased a new Suzuki Swift Sport, and wanted to use the Torque App for some checking ( mostly enjoy parameter reading, graphs.... ) but my wifi adapter was unable to communicate with the ...
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Can I trickle charge battery through OBD2 port 2007 civic

Trying to determine if 2007 civic OBD2 port is live with key off so I can trickle charge with a solar panel
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Can one set idle rpm through a commercial OBD diagnostic tool?

I'm talking about "permanently" setting the engine's ECU to maintain an idle RPM of my choice, say, 1200 or 1500? (by "permanently", I mean something that would be maintained after power cycling) If ...
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Tacoma inducing monitors after resetting ECU

My 2006 Toyota Tacoma had a check engine light, which I decided to try to turn off for the purposes of vehicle inspection. I thought that was okay because the problem was not emission-related but ...
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Can I Connect dashcam Blackvue DR900S on OBDII connector in Volvo XC70 2015?

Do I get 12V on OBDII pin 16 without ignition ON?
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Why does my OBD2 scanner not reset the errors as well as a mechanics?

My car has an intermittent fault that cannot be fixed. It has been to the garage so many times now and they cannot find the fault. I figure there is no point putting more effort into trying to fix ...
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GMC VLOM replacement necesssary

I replaced the head on a 2012 gmc 5.3 vortec. Now getting codes of 3401,3425,3443 & 3449. Being told it is always necessary to replace VLOM when doing this kind of work. Is that true?
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Will the check engine light come back on if I erase the code using OBD2?

My check-engine light came on. I have a 2003 Ford Ranger 4.0L. I'm new to using the OBD tool. So I used the tool and was very happy to get the result so easily. It is P0456, which means a very small ...
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What to look for when buying an OBD-II scanner?

I'm looking into buying an OBD-II scanner for my vehicles, but it seems there is more to consider than I initially thought. I had assumed that any OBD-II scanner would be able to read and clear codes, ...
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Electricity not working when car is off

2015 Honda Accord Replaced the battery in my wife's car. After replacing the battery, it seems as though none of these things work when the car is off - Headlights, Dome light, Power locks, key fob (...
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Mazda 3 OBD - CAN codes(ELM327) Programming

I have Mazda 3 (2005) and i read a while ago that i can use ELM327 (OBD2) to automate many tasks like. Lock & Unlock my cars doors Check whether my car doors are locked Check A/C Temperature ( I ...
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Can I read PID from other protocol?

My car (Renault Megane II) sharing PIDs through KWP protocol but also sharing other data (more advanced) through CAN. Some of data which I want to read is not available through KWP (PID). Is there a ...
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How to control/turn on dash board lights (ex. engine light) and alarms (ex. open door alarm, car alarm, etc.) with OBD II port?

Wondering how I would be able to send signals to my car (ford focus 2014) in order to turn on and control lights on the dash and various alarms in the car such as the open door alarm and car alarm. ...
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Siemens sim2k-34vr ecu parametrs and service ids

I need to read parametres like RPM of the engine from siemens sim2k-34vr ECU from obd2 port through K-line protocol,I tried standard service id 0x01 to read current data but ECU said 0x01 service id ...
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Evap System Leak, Repair and Clear Codes to Pass USA State Emission Inspection?

I'm aware of two related issues here Does Check Engine Light Clear Itself... I need the correct 2010 ... drive cycle steps to clear a “Permanent ” P0456 code I've just completed a particularly nasty ...
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Are “incomplete monitors” and “cleared codes” the same thing?

I have heard both usages. I guess that they are the same thing but wasn't exactly sure.
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obd2 port construction , Toyota Camry 95 and dodge durango 2002

I have a product that takes an obd 2 plug for power and I don't want to use my standard obd port. I need to create an obd 2 port for power purposes only, how could I do this and does the port run at ...
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04 Astra TS CDX: traction control light on, then power loss. No codes

This is the Australian model (Holden). Automatic transmission. About a month ago I was driving normally and the service light and traction control light came on at the same time. Performance didn't ...
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Volvo - send commands to read DTCs

I tried finding out the commands a diagnostic tool sends to my Volvo and I got this - 1D D0 16 16 03 22 F1 86 Protocol - CAN 29/500 (elm command: AT SP 7) Can someone help me with the method to ...
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Obd scanner requirements

My 1998 vw Jetta just died in my garage. Does it have to be running while using a obd scanner or will the electrical system still show the fault codes? Thank you
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Check Engine missing fault code: Missing really or not readable by odb reader?

I recently had a serious engine problem which caused the "check engine" light to go on and the engine can now not even be started. I checked the ODB dtc / fault codes in 2 ways: An undocumented "...
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OBD2 not showing up under Bluetooth devices

When plugged into one car it shows up but in the other one it doesn't. So I know the obd2 itself scanner is not dead. In the working vehicle all functions are working. works in 2005 Porsche Cayenne. ...
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How can I test alternator

The voltage of my car battery is not fixed when AC going to active. In fact, I saw that the voltage dropped when the compressor clutch turns on. I suspect alternator and battery. Now I want to test ...
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Problem diagnostic on Toyota Estima

In relation to my previous question: Hybrid battery not charging fully This morning I took the vehicle to the mechanic who has serviced all of my cars for the last 10 years. He called me later in ...
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Engine warning light P2191 / Hyundai Veloster problem starting when cold

on monday I had some issues starting the car and then an engine warning light with the code P2191. I clear the error but it appeared again. This is the starting sequence values of o2 and other: https:/...
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Use OBD to check car status

i wanted to know if it's possible to use a cheap OBD scanner connect the car to a computer and see the status of the locking system, if the car is locked or not, i dont want to change or send orders ...
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What does P0328 means?

Knock sensor High Input The problem reappears even by clearing the error with the knock sensor unplugged… Is it something expected ? Does it necessarily mean there’s a short circuit ? If not what ...
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How can I understand which will my car needs new sparkplugs? by ODB

I have bought an OBD2 Android. I saw many parameters in that. I was confused. But I want to know which will my car needs new sparkplugs? of course by OBD parameters.
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Battery died a few months ago. Since then catalytic converter smog test not passed

I have an old 2000 Camry car that died in storage and so I replaced the battery 4 months ago. That reset all the monitors. Since bringing it back up it also had a check engine light which required me ...
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OBDLink Settings for Fuel Economy

Specs: App: OBDLink v5.4.1.1072 (iOS) Adaptor: OBDLink MX+ (bluetooth) Vehicle: 1999 Ford F250 7.3 turbo diesel (Aug 98 Production) Have been working with this Scantool for a couple weeks now, by ...
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Is OBD II is still relevant or does it have a future?

I am thinking to invest and buy an OBD-II scanner. Before I do that, I need to know for how long automakers will comply and support OBD-II standard. I am asking since I am planning to buy a 2019 ...
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Are all OBD current data available on the CAN-BUS without request?

I am analyzing the CAN-BUS data from my motorcycle. I logged all the CAN-BUS traffic. One time with an ELM327 adapter connected and one time without. I am searching for the value of the Intake air ...
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Accelerator pedal position D and E sensors on OBDII

When monitoring vehicle data via OBDII port, I see that i have accelerator pedal position D and E. What are these and can I calculate overall pedal position from them? Thank you
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Ford mondeo mk3, obd not connecting to computer

I have an Ford mondeo mk3 where the air con isn't working and there is no voltage to the pressure sensors. So I was going to look for error codes. However when I connected the obd it can't connect to ...
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VW Golf Mk7 TSI Electronic Stabilty Control (ESC) error light on

I have a VW Golf Mk7 TSI Comfortline 1.4. My ESC error light is on, though I've had no recent work done on the car. I have taken the battery out and sent the car to a super service technician who ...
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OBDII Code P0348: Camshaft Position Sensor A

Last night, the check engine light went on on my 2006 Toyota Tacoma with 152K miles. When I got home, I plugged in my OBDII code reader and got Does this mean I just need to replace one of my ...
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How to completely eliminate the reverse beep on a 2012 Prius

I followed these instructions (same as described in method 3 of a wikiHow page) to "disable" the reverse beep on my 2012 Prius using a bluetooth OBD2 adapter and a mobile app to connect to it. Type: ...
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P0340 code, even after camshaft sensor replacement [Solved]

I drive a 2004 Honda Civic ex coupe manual with ABS, engine code D17A2 (SOHC, Vtec) I was driving my car and slowly revved up to 7krpm (smart, I realize) and suddenly my car lost power until 3500rpm ...
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ODB key pairing tools allow for easy theft - technical necessity or manufacturing decision

My 2014 Landrover Discovery 4 was stolen when they picked the lock and paired a new key with it using the ODB port. As it is keyless start, that is all they needed to drive it away. I still have both ...
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Ways to maintain the ᴍɪʟ disabled on a 2007 Yaris Volkswagen scandal like…

Well it’s a strange problem after taking the cheapest repair shop of the city where currently anything is not from me yet : engine speed is unstable after 70℃ on gasoline and 55℃ on ʟᴘɢ mode and air ...
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Long start then Check Engine Light On

I have a 2009 Honda Accord with about 150k miles on it. Over the last couple weeks I noticed the crank time getting slightly longer then today it took a really long time before turning over and now ...
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Engine lean issues

Vehicle is a 2006 Ford Courier, started having hesitation/loss of power after fill up at a gas station that I'd never been to before. I depend on it for transport so I'm forced to still drive it, ...
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What’s C3103 error code does means for my car?

I have error code C3103 which reappear randomly every 30km to 50km. But absolutely no description attached beside C means chassis. What does it means and what’s the additional steps to diagnoze ?

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