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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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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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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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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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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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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Where is the injector circuit on a 2007 Toyota Yaris?

I have the PO201 error code which appears randomly every 30Km to 50 Km. The issue sounds possible as the car ran 2000Km with a damaged spark in cylinder 1 before repair. However, they are no circuits ...
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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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How difficult is it to collect obd commands ?Will it be different for different brands?

OBD is something very interesting I found these days.Thanks to this repo https://github.com/pires/obd-java-api & wikipedia which provides the basic information of PIDs.But there is a lot of ...
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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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Which value should takes to show Gauge value, Fuel pressure or Intake Manifold Pressure?

Currently, I'm working on an app which should show Gauge value (inHg) of the vehicle using OBD reader. Which values should I use to show the Gauge? Is there any formula?
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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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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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Interfacing with CAN bus

I am looking to write an application in C# and use both ARM based computers and x86 based computers. My question here is when using a J1939 to DB9 cable, do I need a specialized interface for the CAN ...
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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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OBD2 device that connects over cellular data?

I'm looking to monitor any and all stats of my vehicle. Are there any OBD devices that connect remotely over cellular data, and come with a nice phone app? I'd like to be able to monitor the car from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Isuzu D-max 3.0 2009 port OBDII

I'm not a mechanic or anything, but I'm too curious. I live in Colombia and I have a vehicle that is marketed here as Chevrolet Isuzu D-max 3.0 model 2009 (diesel engine) I know that my vehicle has ...
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How does a typical OBD communication start?

I'm trying to understand how, at the level of SID (Service Identifier) ​​and PID (Parameter Identifier), a communication must start between an external scan tool and any vehicle ECU (Electronic ...
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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 use a BMW round 20 pin to OBD II adapter with a OBD II scanner?

I'm looking to buy an e30 or e36 BMW and 99% of those don't have an OBD II port because they were made prior to 1996 but they all have the BMW round 20 pin I believe. I came across this adapter:and 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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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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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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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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Can OBD-II be used to control the vehicle?

Is the OBD-II port in vehicles only used for reading diagnostic codes or is there some functionality that allows the vehicle (eg. engine revving) to be controlled through OBD-II? Thanks.
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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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To run a new ODB-II line from car computer

I bought a used Toyota Camry 2010 sometime in August. I noticed that there is no OBD-II port in the car. I have checked everywhere in the driver side and even passenger side. I noticed the car was ...
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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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Mapping VW DTCs from a scantool to the raw data obtained

I scanned a VW Golf TDI 2015 using a scantool (at a workshop) and it gave the following 2 codes - Engine module: P0103 - Mass Air Flow (MAF) (G70): Signal too High Instrument cluster module: ...
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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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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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Calculating fuel flow rate through obd || sensor not supporting 015E and 0110 commands

I have been working on a project where i want to calulate fuel flow rate using data from the obd2 sensor. The car on which i was testing didn't support the pid 015E which is for fuel flow rate. Then i ...
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How to calculate fuel consumption and CO2 emission on flex fuel cars using OBDII data?

Here is the thing: I'm trying to estimate the fuel consumption of cars using OBDII data. It's quite simple if we can treat each fuel and its stoichiometric air fuel ratio separately, but when it turns ...
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Weird OBD2 error on newer Honda models

We are using an OBD device (https://freematics.com/products/freematics-one-plus/) for some research work. We tested on several cars like Honda 2006, Subaru 2018, VW Golf 2013, Mercedes GLK 2017, etc. ...
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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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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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Replacing Cam Position Sensor; any gotchas?

I have a 2007 Nissan Murano. My Check Engine light is telling me that the cam position sensor (bank 1) is bad. I've located the sensors, and they are both readily available and easy to get to. Is ...
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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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P0420 in a Prius

EDIT #2: I rescanned, looking at the correct data, and found the rear O2 sensor was definitely bouncing up and down with the forward sensor's lambda reading. Since I have looked for leaks and couldn'...
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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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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