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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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? ...
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Emission performance of a vehicle using OBD

The California Air Resource Board uses OBD scanner for emission testing. (https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/obdprog/obdprog.htm) In other places like India, 'tail pipe exhaust gas analyse' method is ...
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OBD2 steering angle PID

I'm trying to get the steering angle of my car via the OBD2 port. I'm using a usb adapter, and Pyserial to read from it. I found this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OBD-II_PIDs Which lists the PIDs ...
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P2104 Throttle Actuator Control System Forced Idle error, but car runs fine

2 days ago, I had to jump start my 2009 Chevrolet Aveo. I suspect I left the interior light on all night which drained the battery. After I started the car, the engine warning indicator was on. (It ...
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Is there a viable option for updating OBD-I to OBD-II in order to increase possibility of engine tuning?

I've been told this is a terrible idea and just wanted greater confidence even though the warning against has been taken. I want to be able to fine tune a 1990 car with an OBD-I port in addition to ...
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Cannot Access ABS-control-unit with ODB2-adapter

I have an ODB2-Bluetooth-Adapter(link) to access the ODB-Protocol with my android-smartphone. It is basically working. The app that I use ("Torque") can connect to the ECU, shows me different values ...
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What does the ECU use the long term fuel trim for?

I have a 2001 Honda Prelude SH (Honda H22A4 engine). I was trying to determine how the reported short/long term fuel trims fit in to the fuel control loop (in particular I was wondering if the long ...
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Interpreting O2 sensor readings

I have a 2001 Honda Prelude SH (Honda H22A4 Engine). The exhaust has two oxygen sensors; one before the catalytic converter (sensor 1) and one after (sensor 2). Holding at 2500 RPM and sitting still ...
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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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Difference between black and blue eml327 diagnostic tool

I've recently bought an Alfa Romeo 147 1.6TS 2001 105hp(77kw), and the previous owner had an instrument, or gauge, or mileage table replaced along with electrical window and mirror button table on ...
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Dodge Durango Transmission Temperature via OBD2

How can I read the transmission temperature on my 2012 Dodge Durango 5.7L Hemi via OBD2 (a wifi adapter - using Torque for Android and DashCommand for iOS)?
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Trouble Code decoding

I've got a trouble code in my car and unable to figure how to decode it. 008 0: 43 03 00 59 01 54 43 00 1: 01 55 AA AA AA AA AA I can understand the response is in multiple frames, but unable to ...
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Oil, brake, servicing reminder lights turn off using OBD-II

I am doing a project to reset oil, brake, servicing reminder lights etc. using OBD-II Bluetooth scanners (VGate and OBDLink SX Scan Tool). Basically, trying to do what enhanced OBD-II scanners are ...
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Do fault codes get recorded with a time stamp into a log with a history of DTCs?

Just scanned my vehicle for the first time to check out the code for a Check Engine Light. I grew curious if these fault codes get logged somewhere with a date and time stamp of some kind at the time ...
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Door Monitoring Through OBD-II Bus

I have a Ford Fiesta Style (05) and was wondering if it would be possible to determine the status of the doors of the vehicle through the OBD-II bus? In particular I want to know whether or not the ...
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What data are OBD-II scanners capable of logging?

I've been reading that certain scanners are capable of logging data that can be recorded while driving. What sort of data are most popular to be recorded? Can someone comment with examples of data ...
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2000 chevy cavalier cheap upgrades

I am a high schooler that was lucky enough to get a 2000 chevy cavalier 2.2l automatic 4 door sedan for $100 for my 16th birthday. One of the parents owns a drag strip/race track that we can use, so ...
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Difference between FMS and OBD

What is the difference between FMS and OBD. Whether OBD is a standard or protocol. Recently I am working on a GPS device to tap the CAN bus in order to integrate with our fleet management system. In ...
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Mazda 3/Axela RVM light when OBD2 adapter connected

I have connected a OBD2 adapter (Bluetooth ELM327) to my 2010 Mazda Axela (1990cc) and I've noticed that when my phone is connected to the adapter, the Mazda RVM alert lights on the side mirrors come ...

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