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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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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Detect AC(on/off) and Window(open/close) of CAR using OBD

Is there any way to detect AC(air conditioner) and Window(open/close) using OBD? I am putting links below for the OBD reader but I am unable to find any way to detect the AC(air conditioner) and ...
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Calculate tyre pressure of a car from OBD parameters

I want to calculate the tyre pressure of a car from OBD parameters. I don't want to take TPMS or any custom PID for this. One of the indirect method is the calculate: ((w_LF + w_RR) - (w_RF + w_LR)) /...
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Do car manufacturers provide specific make/model/year information for each diagnostic-trouble-code?

Recently my car's check-engine light came on, I used a car OBDII port code reader to get the diagnostic-trouble-code (DTC) and then I googled what the DTC meant. I noticed that lots of the websites ...
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OBD2 to USB Cable for Windows 10

One could put an argument that this question is about software and not mechanics, however now-days everything is computerized (including cars and their diagnostic tools) so I believe this question ...
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What OBD II protocol does the 2004 Ford Explorer use?

Does the 2004 Explorer use J1850 or some other protocol? Is there a way to extract codes by jumpering pins on the OBD connector? Thanks
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My ELM327 OBD-II adapter is not responding anymore to its original bluetooth PIN (1234). Is it possible to recover access to it?

I recently bought an ELM327 adapter from China and was very satisfied with it. It was working fine with Torque and other OBDII apps for Android, and I could always pair with it using 1234 as the ...
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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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P0380 OBD-II Trouble Code: Glow Plug/Heater Circuit “A”

I found the following error in the error log of my Ford Focus Tunier 1.6 tcdi diesel 109HP (2006): P0380 OBD-II Trouble Code: Glow Plug/Heater Circuit “A” First i thought it was due to a defect ...
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Is there a reason to monitor calculated (not measured) OBDII mode $01 catalyst temperature values?

My assumption is that on a 2 bank system, if both catalyst always read the exact same temperature, the values are calculated or inferred from other sensor inputs. My guinea pig is a 2005 Ford ...
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My 2008 Miata only has 3,600 miles on it but failed the smog test

2 OBDII monitors (evap system, and EGR and/or VVT system) have not yet finished self-checks, apparently because the battery was replaced. The smog station says I need to drive the car about 75 miles ...
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Are OBD-II PID codes the same for all car manufacturers?

In the Wikipedia PID list we can see that 0x0C for engine RPM, 0x0D vehicle speed, etc. Is this same for all car manufacturers? In Arduino examples we can see that data[2] reserves the PID (for ...
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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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Which is the Best Scan and Diagnostic tool for Asian Vehicles? [closed]

I am looking for a Scanner and Diagnostic tool that will be used for Asian Vehicles. I am not sure which scanner to buy which works with Asian makes like Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Mahendra, Suzuki and ...
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Getting MIL on a Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 without an OBD device

I have a dodge grand caravan 2012 and yesterday, the check engine light went on. I know there's usually a way to get the error codes without an OBD device... I was able to do this on my old caravan ...
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How to add a new transponder / key to a Daihatsu immobiliser

How can I add a new key to a Daihatsu immobiliser? The key I have has a Texas 4C transponder, and is used in the Daihatsu Copen and Daihatsu YRV (to name just two).
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Volkswagen Golf MKV Fault log

I have a folkswagen Golf MKV 2005 model, i used torque to check what the yellow motor sign means, and this is what i received: P2201 - Powertrain NOx Sensor Circuit Range/Performance bank1 P2096 - ...
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OBD2 protocol in trucks

How can I check if these trucks are OBD2 compatibile? Trucks: Mercedes Atego, type 818 [Daimler 970.21] Man, type 8.113 If they are compatible with this protocol can you tell me where can I find ...
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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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Flashing O/D (OverDrive) light — Where is the code?

I'm working on a 2007 Ford Mustang. The O/D light is flashing and the transmission has some rough shift transitions. When I use OBDII to read the codes, there are no faults found, no faults in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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BMW E90: Professional Radio (Alpine CD73) USB Adapter won't work

I bought an USB Adapter which emulates a CD Charger. The port wasn't used yet. When I plugged my battery the Radio worked, but I couldn't find the CD charger /USB in my radio source menu. Do I have to ...
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Expose Car Hardware information

I am looking for way via which i can access my car information when it is running like speed,acceleration,gear information,oil information,etc . My Car details : Hyundai Verma : Model 2006 , Manual ...
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Detect engine stumble or hesitation

I want to know if I can detect my engine is having hesitation/stumble problem from an OBD. I mean not from any fault codes, but from the parameters obtained from the OBD. e.g. calculate the obtained ...
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ODB2 Fuel Level 2004 Chrysler Town & Country

I am wondering if anyone knows if a 2004 Chrysler Town & Country supports Fuel Level over ODB2. I have been unable to find a list of which vehicles do/don't support this. Thanks.
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Error MIL: off Spark ignition

I checked my OBD2 sensor and it shows on DTC that message. Along with P0171 system too lean on my Mazda 3. I put in an injen intake and that was 3 years ago. The check engine light came on 3 months ...
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what does the highend OBD2 scanner offer?

I just want to clear some misconceptions that i have about the obd2 scanning tools : Is the difference between the high/low-end scanners is the software only? Do the highend use more connection wires ...
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Scanning CANBUS [duplicate]

I am in search for a method of scanning the CAN on my car using a cheap ELM327 chip. I can query the ECU (made by Denso) without issue, however when I attempt to set the ELM327 scanner into ...
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CAN-BUS in a SEAT cordoba 99'

Does anyone know if SEAT cordoba (99' model) has CAN-BUS interface? Where can one find this kind of info? Thanks!
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OBD/OBD2 port on a 1993 mitsubishi triton MJ

Does anyone know if there is an ODB2 diagnostics port on a 1993 Mitsubishi Triton MJ 4x4 Ute?
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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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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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Can an OBD2 device be used to limit vehicle speed?

Is it possible? And if so, which OBD2 device can do it?
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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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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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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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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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P1070 code error for mitsubishi space star

A few days ago - started engine in morning and while in neutral and engine cold it immediately revved to 2000 rpm... much higher than normal... once engine warmed up it drops.... but now engine ...
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Translating raw CAN responses into meaningful min/max/value

http://www.scangauge.com/support/x-gauge/xgauges-for-cansf-vehicles/ This website lists data reported by certain sensors. Lets take an example: Gauge = Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 1 TXD = 07E00106 ...
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Car OBD protocol?

I would like to connect OBD2 GPS device in my cars. OBD2 connector support limited OBD protocols. I can't find which protocols present in my cars. So i just want to know what protocol is present in my ...
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Calculated vs absolute engine load [duplicate]

The OBD-II protocol (SAE J1979) has a couple of PID's that relate to engine load: +------+-----+---------------------------------+ | Mode | PID | Description | +------+-----+------...
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Fuel Consumption and other Fuel related data from basic OBD-II parameters [duplicate]

I want to know how can i obtain the values of Fuel Consumption, Fuel Economy and other fuel related information from basic OBD-II parameters like Vehicle Speed, RPM, TPS etc. I have noticed that not ...
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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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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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What good is a scan tool?

Other than reporting error codes, is a scan tool useful? Can it help you to tune the car to optimize gas mileage for example or other helpful things?
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Can reading from the ODB port interfere with a custom STO map?

I recently had a full freeflow system fitted to my Opel/Vauxhall Astra Turbo Coupe. Along with this, I had a stage 1 STO map done to take full advantage of the new exhaust characteristics. At any rate,...