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Tool used to interface with onboard computers in a vehicle.

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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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Short term fuel trim shows -9% (Rich)

Honda Civic 2007 90km odometer Problem- Fuel consumption I have scanned my car and it shows STFT -9% along with below parameters. Coolant temp -> 64 LTFT -> -7.03 Oxygen sensor voltage -> .55v EGR ...
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OBDLink Settings for Fuel Economy

Specs: App: OBDLink v5.4.1.1072 (iOS) Adaptor: OBDLink MX+ (bluetooth) Vehicle: 1999 Ford F250 7.3 turbo diesel (Aug 98 Production) Have been working with this Scantool for a couple weeks now, by ...
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Mechanic shop tool for car

I'm just wondering what the diagnostics tool is called that mechanics use to diagnose a vehicle, the one that they have to roll out to do a full in depth scan, not the typical OBD2 reader
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Innova RepairSolutions (Mac) Stuck Updating Firmware (Code Reader 3120f)

The Problem: The RepairSolutions app has been switching back and forth between "Erasing Firmware… 0% completed" and "Upgrading Firmware… 0% completed" for more than half an hour. What I Did: I just ...
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Heavy Truck OBD2 diffrent from Car OBD2?

My problem: I try to read data’s from Heavy trucks(40Tonns) via OBD2. This is needed for a research project. I have already read many articles about OBD2 and interfaces for OBD2 like about the ELM ...
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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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Sniffing the CANbus on an Audi A5

I've asked a similar question before: Connecting to car CANbus Unfortunately I haven't progressed much. The first product I tried was a CANLogger 2000, I got nowhere with it, so I sent it back. ...
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Where are the Logics and Data of the OBD System Stored?

I'm wondering if OBD Data is stored and processed on it's own board or integrated into other systems, or both. Or neither. Wikipedia just confused me further. What I got out of the wiki is that OBD ...
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Car Scanner tool and output

I am pretty green in this field. Recently, I have bought a Honda Civic 2007 and planned to investigate its condition out of my curiosity. I bought a OBD-II tool and scanned my car. To my surprise, I ...
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Difference between OBDII and CAN

What is CAN (controller area network)? What are the differences between an OBD-II protocol and a CAN setup?` How do I use an OBD-II scanner on a vehicle with CAN?
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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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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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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 a vehicle be harmed with bad inputs via an OBD-2 port?

I bought a cheap (sub $10) ELM 327 Bluetooth clone OBD-2 diagnostic adapter on a local "ebay-style" market where the seller specializes in car diagnostics and has several thousand positive reviews (...
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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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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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Getting VIN's of North American Vehicles

I'm considering getting a BlueDriver scan tool, but to use it's reports feature either it needs to detect or you need to manually enter a North American VIN. Since I live outside the USA, I was ...
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ELM 327 How i can know a calculated CO CO2 HC & NOx with ELM OBDII? Is it possible?

I have a question, if i have many codes from my ELM 327 OBDII, Mass sensor, Km traveled, Lambda, Temp, fuel pressure, gallons x time, engine load.... hao i can calculated these emissions?
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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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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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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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Are there any OBD scan tools compatible with a Volvo V50 2005 Europe

I understand this is not a website to ask for specific products. I have spent nearly 3 hours on the web trying to find a scanner that will be able to read and erase codes from my Volvo V50 2005 Europe ...
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1989 Chevy Scottsdale 2500 HD 5.7 liter 350

I have just finished a body off restoration of my 1989 Chevrolet Scottsdale 2500 HD. My question, is there an OBDI or OBDII or do I need a adapter to scan it? Even if I rebuilt the engine and ...
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Mahindra KUV 100 and Suzuki Alto OBD protocol

Can someone please tell me the OBD-II protocol of Mahindra KUV 100 (diesel) and Suzuki Alto (diesel). Also whether ELM 327 Bluetooth will work? http://www.ebay.in/itm/SuperMini-ELM-327-Bluetooth-v2-...
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Looking for easy ways to set error codes

A lot of people want the check engine light to go off. I am doing some research for school and I want it to come on. Does anyone know some simple problems or faults I can create with a vehicle in ...
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Any open-source OBD scanner analysis tools?

I've been having some weird problems with my '06 Pontiac G6, and finally broke down and bought a Bosch code scanner to see if the DTCs could tell me anything... they didn't. This scanner has the ...
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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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Unable to connect OBD2 scan tool

Cheerz, I have purchased recently OBD2 scan tool(Autel MaxiScan MS300) which supports ISO9141. My car (Mitsubishi Lancer GLX 1.3 1999) seems like ODB2 compatible using ISO9141-2 protocol for ...