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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Are there any affordable OEM scan tool options for DIY-ers? [closed]

Every scan tool I've seen offered to consumers only provides basic OBDII or CAN data. Some only offer the ability to view basic stored codes, and maybe a freeze-frame capability. This $20 scan tool ...
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Truck fleet monitoring project

I need to design a truck fleet monitoring system and make a prototype of it during my traineeship this year. I've been looking into the different buse networks that are already implemented in trucks ...
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Developing an OBD2 application - Engine Warning Lights

I am currently developing an application which retrieves diagnostic trouble codes from my car's OBD system and display any DTCs in a list. However, as my car has no trouble codes I am unable to test ...
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BMW - Reading fault code without OBD reader

OK - this is frustrating. It was dead simple to read the error code on my old 323i using the button on the stalk. I recently bought a 2014 328i xDrive and for the life of me cannot find a way to ...
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What data are logged, at which frequency, and what is the size of the log?

Is there a way, for a given car model, without physical access to a car of this exact model, to find what data are logged, what is the frequency at which they are logged, what the size of the log is, ...
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OBD2 mode 3 wrong response

I'm a research engineer working on OBD2 scanner, I'm using ELM327 v1.5 interface to communicate with cars. I used Dacia Logan 2013 (French car) to test OBD2 modes, the MIL indicator was ON. When I ...
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Android OBD2 Fuel

Currently I'm developing an Android app that uses an OBD2 ELM327 device to read some data from the car, so I could use it in my application. Now, when I want to read the fuel, fuel consumption or ...
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Cars with single fuel type how retrieve tank level to dashboard?

I see that BiFuel cars had fuel level and type readable from ECU by using pid 0151 and 012F. Cars with monofuel don't have this pids sensors, so how the dashboard retrive the fuel level? Maybe the ...
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OBD-II Fuel type and level of Monofuel Cars

I'm making an application like Torque and i have some issues with commands of Fuel Type and Fuel level with cars that use only one type of fuel like, Only Diesel or only gasoline. With car Bifuel ...
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How can I make my ELM327 OBD-II secure?

My ODB-II (ELM327) device has the default PIN of 1234. Is it possible to change this PIN? And how?
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Where can i find official scientific documents with table of PIDs for ECU

I need an official document for reading information from PIDs that manage comunication with ECU of car. I'm searching to sae.org and iso.org but i don't find nothing. Can someone guide me?
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BMW CAN bus data format

https://www.reddit.com/r/CANBus/comments/39pzpp/bmw_3series_2015_odometer_reading/ I am using the above website as reference and sending commands to engine ECU. I have a log from BMW engine ECU (below)...
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Measuring Honking through OBD

This is probably too simple question for this forum but would appreciate your help anyways. I was wondering if I buy and connect a OBD port to my car and is successful in collecting data, would there ...
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OBD request trouble code mode 3 and mode 7

I'm trying to get my own app on phone to read Trouble code in car... I see that i have 3 mode to do this... first is to use the mode 01 with command 01 (but this command is generic) or the mode 03 and ...
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Does limiting the number of PIDs on an OBDII Live Scan increase the sampling rate?

I was messing around with the live scan settings on my BlueDriver OBDII scanner and I checked another PID box and got this message: To provide the best quality of data, we recommend logging no more ...
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can elm327 (bluetooth,wifi) adapters read and clear airbag(srs) codes?

There are a lot of bluetooth and wifi obd adapters but only a handful of them(e.g blurdriver) claim that they can read and clear abs and srs codes, so I'm wondering whether a cheap elm327 based ...
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Can the OBD port be used to disable the car alarm?

My car alarm (2007 Mercury Mariner) has been going off uncontrollably at all hours and my neighbors are furious. I cannot afford to take it to the dealer, who wants hundreds of dollars to even look at ...
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How read/calculate the amount of consumed fuel estimated for a travel?

I read some Question like that but the best that i found is to fill the tank and read how many km you can do with that tank and register it. But i'm developing an application that read information ...
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Is it possible to produce Fuel Efficiency graph using OBD2 app

Can the Torque app be used to produce a Fuel Efficiency graph for my car, or do I need a specialist for this kind of information ? Generally I want to measure the most fuel efficient extra-urban ...
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1995 VW Eurovan OBD I to OBD II adapter

My 1995 Eurovan has a check engine light coming on. I have a standard OBD II reader but this vehicle requires a OBD I reader. I see they sell OBD I to OBD II adapters online but I have read that with ...
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Can I turn the steering wheel in Honda Civic 2017 (No Honda Sending) by sending commands via CAN bus (OBD ii port)?

I want to turn steering wheel my 2017 Honda Civic LX (without Honda Sensing) by sending commands via CAN bus (OBD ii port), My car has Electronic power steering. I am doing this because I need to some ...
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Volvo S40: Identify cause of alarm triggering

2005 Volvo S40 with about 100k kms. Every once in a while, usually after I've just parked the car, exited, and locked it, the alarm will go off. I understand there is a common issue with these ...
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Is it possible to check ABS, ESP and Airbag data from obd port?

I'm developing an app that read data from car via OBD port. I'm not expert with this port and i would like to know which type of data i can read from this port. For sure i can read speed, rpm, ...
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Are fuel additives effective for DPF de-clogging

My car (Citroen C3 II) recently got its "DPF clogging" light on. As suggested in the manual, I have driven at lower gear / higher RPM for some time, and the light shut down. However, since I expect to ...
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VAG TP 2.0 complete list of AT commands

I am trying to find DTCs from various ECUs in a Skoda Rapid 2009 model. I am using OBDLink SX (elm 327 chip) and Putty (similar to HyperTerminal) https://jazdw.net/tp20 This link gives the list of ...
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Classifying a DTC as active, past or potential

Scantools always classify a DTC as active/current, history/past, potential/memory. How do they classify that? Sample raw data: 80 F1 5A 05 58 01 C1 00 20 0A Can you help classify it as past, ...
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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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Why does my VW diagnostic codes give “Implausible Signal”?

I asked a question some time ago about a check light, specifically airbag and seatbelt light. I have since then checked the code with a code reader and removed it. Making the car drive without any ...
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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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Can OBD2 devices send car alarm to a smartphone app?

I’m new about cars and would like to know if OBD2 devices like ELM327 are able to send the car alarm to a smartphone app, like Torque or OBD Car Doctor. So, instead of the car alarm making noise, the ...
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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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Seat belt / airbag light ON polo 2013

Hello I have a polo from 2013. I just inherited it from my grandfather, whom has not driven it that much. Most of the time it has been in garage. Only done 28.000 km After I got it a lamp started ...
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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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2003 Honda Accord Crank But no start

I did something really silly last night :( - I have a 03 Accord V6 sedan that I recently changed the transmission. After I hooked up the new tranny etc.. I noticed when I start the car the SRS, (!) ...
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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 ...