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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Not receiving multi line response ELM 327

I am sending the following commands to my Hyundai i20 2012 model (OBDLink SX Bluetooth device): AT Z AT H1 AT L1 AT S1 AT AL AT SP6 AT SH 7D1 18 00 FF 00 The response I am getting is 7D9 10 0B 58 03 ...
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Recalibrating speedometer over OBD-II

Is it usually possible to adjust the deliberate lying of the speedometer? My Renault Twingo reads about 5% too much, but the odometer is spot on, so the computer knows the right speed. Also, we're ...
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How can I rev a “drive by wire” car from under the hood?

I've got a 2013 Hyundai Accent with a noise coming from somewhere under the hood. Happens only at a fairly narrow band of engine speed (1100-1200 RPM). I've been trying to hunt around for the source, ...
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Is the Calibration Verification Number (CVN) unique

Is the Calibration Verification Number (CVN) unique across all cars?
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Unexplained Low LTFT on my Mazda cx7 2.3 turbocharged

So, it started when i got CEL with code p0172: system too rich bank1. I took the car to the mazda dealer, they said you need to replace MAF sensor. I agreed and got the new sensor installed. Now CEL ...
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Open source OBD II scanner hardware without ELM or STN

We have built an OBD-II scan tool using an STM32 microcontroller and it works for most vehicles. But occasionally our device fails to detect the OBD protocol, whereas the OBD scanner (ELM) will detect ...
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Calculate boost from MAP Sensor via OBD-II

I'm working on a little project where I want to calculate the boost pressure (in bar) which my turbo currently produces. I use a wifi OBD reader that I plug into my car. I saw mobile apps calculating ...
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Reverse engineer a scan tool to display what commands it sends [closed]

I came across this video: youtube.com/watch?v=VtMvccqE8ks Any idea/resources how to build this setup? I am not much interested in monitoring the CAN bus for commands (headers or CAN IDs) of power ...
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OBD II Scanner refuses to communicate with the vehicle!

All the fuses check out All the relays check out Could I have a faulty ignition switch? Or an open somewhere? How do I go about troubleshooting this? It cycles through all the protocols, finds ...
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What does it take to program a used ECU?

I own a Mazda MPV 2000 with a faulty ECU. The vehicle has an immobilizer. It will not start with the former ECU. It floods the engine with fuel. After extensive diagnostics on the vehicle and the ...
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Pending overheating related OBD codes disappear before becoming stored?

If my car has overheating/coolant problems, but no check engine light, is it possible that there are pending codes which haven't became stored yet because I keep refilling the coolant before the ...
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Is it safe to get power from OBD 2 port for dash cam?

Most dash cams don't have a large enough battery to record while the vehicle is off so most people recommend using an external power bank. However, to my understanding, most power banks with enough ...
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OBD-II Mode and PIDs specifically used for Electric vehicles?

I am working on developing a vehicle CAN communications protocol being implemented in an electric vehicle. I was wondering if anyone knew if there is a standard MODE and PID for OBD-II messages ...
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How can I analyze my Acura TL's response to low octane gasoline?

My six-cylinder 2008 Acura TL specifies "premium" fuel. My wife often fills it with "regular" (i.e., 87 octane). As I understand it, under certain operating conditions and loads, the lower-octane ...
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OBD or CAN - what's mandatory (EU and US)

First of all, I've already tried to do my research and tried to get all the info I'm asking for myself (which obviously didn't work). I want to know if CAN or OBD(-II) are in fact mandatory in the US ...
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Where can I get a comprehensive list of GMLAN Symptom category codes?

GM and several other manufacturers have added additional information to the 5 digit codes. These are not “codes” but are “Symptom categories”. The DTC symptom is made up of an additional 2 digit ...
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Read vehicle speed from Isuzu D-Max 2015

I'm using an OBD reader with Elm327 v1.5 chip. I have made a software that reads vehicle speed (pid 010d). This software works ok on VW Transporter and some other cars but not on Isuzu D-max MY 2013-> ...
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OBD2 Mode 1 PID 12

What are the meanings of the returned values for OBD2 Mode 1 PID 12? One source shows me A0 Upstream of catalytic converter A1 Downstream of catalytic converter A2 From the outside ...
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Can retail OBDII scanners “kill” my car's ECU?

I have a run of the mill OBDII scanner from Amazon. I connect it to my phone's (Android) app, Torque PRO, via Bluetooth. I have been using it for 22-months. No problems whatsoever. My car never ...
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Controlling door lock/unlock via CAN bus

I'm trying to figure out how to lock and unlock the doors of a 2016 Mercedes Citan using the CAN bus via the OBD-II port. Is there some kind of OBD-II interface where I can control this with plain ...
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adapter for ODB2 device

i have a car: "fiat punto street 2016". I just bought a device from ebay that can give me some informations and errors status, the problems is that the device has an interface OBD2 and it's ...
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Need to read OBD-II steering angle PID on 2009 Toyota Camry [duplicate]

My graduation project is about developing the car side mirror. And for that purpose I need some data from my 2009 Toyota Camry. I have searched for the PID's (parameter ID's) for some sensors, but I ...
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Catalyst Temperature

Please refer to Catalyst Temperature PIDs (mode 01 pids 3C, 3D, 3E, 3F) for the following questions - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OBD-II_PIDs#Mode_01 Q1. Is there a thumb rule that the catalyst ...
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Calculate Intake Manifold Absolute Pressure from MAF Engine using OBD Data

I need to calculate Intake Manifold Absolute Pressure from OBD Data. I have Toyota Corolla GLI 2010 Model. This car has MAF engine which does not return Intake Manifold Absolute Pressure. Where'as I ...
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Calculate vehicle range using OBD-II data

Is there a way that I can calculate the current range of a vehicle, using data provided via OBD-II? I know I can find out the fuel percentage using fuelLevelInput, but how can I find out how many ...
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Can a check engine light reset itself when a scan tool is connected?

I have a Toyota RAV4 2002 4WD. I was driving to the car wash when suddenly the check engine light come on when I accelerated hard. After the wash, it still was on. I drove home, shut it off, turn it ...
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Less than specified bytes of data from OBD

0100 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OBD-II_PIDs#Mode_1_PID_00) should provide 4 bytes of data. But there has been cases, like Audi A4 2.0 TDI, where the data from 0100 was less than 4 bytes. So is the ...
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Data for car parts and sensors [duplicate]

If a fault code appears in the OBD scanner, how tough is it to map the fault to the part of the car that is causing the problem? Is there any website (or api or mobile app) that has this mapping so ...
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How do I go about troubleshooting DTC codes?

When the check engine light (CEL) comes on, there is usually a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) that can be read from the OBD-II (onboard diagnostic) port on modern codes. How do I go about using the ...
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How can I troubleshoot a U0208 DTC code on a 2009 Land Rover LR2? [closed]

How can I troubleshoot a code U0208 on a 2009 Land Rover LR2? It has a 3.2L engine. Thanks!
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How can I access the output of my backup camera?

My 2016 Subaru Forester has a backup camera. First I've ever had, and very neat. Of course, it engages the screen when I put the car in reverse, and shuts off in other gears. I've been reading about ...
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Does disconnecting the battery reset on-board memory?

Will disconnecting my car battery reset the on-board memory or do I have to manually erase it to remove error codes? I ask because I have a faulty electrical system that throws gas leak errors and I ...
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Incomplete Catalytic Converter Monitor on otherwise flawless old Tacoma

I have a 2000 Toyota Tacoma with 250k miles on it that runs like a champ. But, after some repairs, the catalytic converter monitor (or catalyst monitor) has never set. Every mechanic has told me ...
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P0420 Catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1 With CO emission only!

I saw this code in OBD2 scanner on Skoda Fabia 1.2 2006 64hk petrol. It doesn't matter to me except that the car failed the inspection and I'm not allowed to drive it any more. The problem was too ...
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CAN-BUS only reading one repeating frame

I'm trying to read the CAN-BUS via the OBD port with a PiCAN, it works fine for one of our cars. But for the other (a 2007 Mini One) I'm just getting the same frame repeated until the bus is ...
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How to Reverse engineer the manufacturer specific protocol on OBD2 for acquiring enhanced vehicle data

I understand that generic OBD2 readers gives a limited set of vehicle data (PIDs). Enhanced set of vehicle data could be aquired via the protocols which is car manufacturer specific (not published). ...
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OBD2 CAN Protocol: ISO 15765-4

I understand that one of the CAN protocol that OBD2 uses to read vehicle data is ISO 15765-4. However this is the one that is used by generic OBD2 reader devices like ScanTool; And it provides a ...
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Identifying faulty O2 sensor with scan tool

I have a 2002 Toyota Corolla (engine 1zz-de) and I am trying to get to the bottom of a p0171 code. I've read from other posts that a faulty O2 sensor could cause the lean condition, so I have been ...
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2008 Chrysler Crossfire - Check Engine Light

My check engine light has been on for quite sometime. I was hoping maybe somebody on the forum can give me a few pointers on what to look for. Even though the light is on, the car is running better ...
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Vehicle parameters available on OBD2 port

The vehicle parameters (PIDs) that are available on the OBD2 port of a vehicle are quite limited. And also they vary from vehicle to vehicle - both the count and parameter set itself. Have two ...
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Why do I get weird-looking fuel trims when connecting the OBD Fusion app to a 2009 LR3?

Preamble I was looking at a 2009 Land Rover LR3 over the weekend with the OBD Fusion app. The vehicle had no CEL issues; this was more about thoroughly inspecting a prospective purchase. I can't ...
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OBD2 Mode 9 Calibration ID and Numbers

What is the actual use of the OBD2 Mode 9 Calibration ID (0904) and Calibration Numbers (0906)? Are they constant or do they change? If so, under which circumstances? I have read the standard, but I'...
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What is the difference between Toyota GTS and TIS software?

I've found two types of Toyota OEM software available. One is the GTS ( Global Tech Stream ) software which is freely available from Toyota's EU site. The other is the Toyota TIS ( Technical ...
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Mini-VCI J2534 cable question

I purchased a mini-vci j2534 and I cannot get it to work with any of the ODBii software I have. I cannot read a honda, nor 2 chevy's. Is this cable ONLY for toyota programming software? I do have a ...
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OBDII across the world?

Is OBDII consistent across the world? Any vehicle sold in North America particularly in the United States must conform exactly to all OBDII rules. What about vehicles that are sold in the US but ...
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OBD MIL commanded status and DTC stored

OBD-II Mode 01 PID 0 gives commanded MIL on (bit A7, see link) and Number of confirmed emissions-related DTCs (bit A6-A0, see link). I did hit Mode 01 PID 01 on a few cars but got surprising results. ...
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OBD reader returning “0 Codes” way too fast?

Normally, when I read my '07 Hyundai Sonata, the reader takes about 10 seconds and then returns "0 Codes" (or whatever). However, I just was checking out a 2010 Sonata. I hit Read and it popped up "0 ...
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control car's steering angle from linux

I'm trying to send steering wheel angle commands to my car. It's a fairly recent car (Renault Espace IV). I'm using an OBD2 port to access it, and I also have a ShieldCan. I managed to read data from ...
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Mode 01 PID 01 OBD-II

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OBD-II_PIDs#Mode_1_PID_01 Mode 01 PID 01 - Monitor status since DTCs cleared. In the 1st chart, B7 is 'Reserved' and must be 0. But for a few cars (like Skoda Rapid) ...
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Relation of VIN of a car with emission norms of a country it is sold

A VIN of a car determines the country of manufacture. So if a car has a VIN of Canada (CARB emission standard) and is sold in India (BS-IV emission standard), will the car comply with BS-IV standards? ...