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Nov 11, 2018
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This would have been an amazing deal back in the 90s/20s. Cheaper to get a bluetooth device.
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Jan 27, 2011
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yea, $25 for a bluetooth/wifi one has my vote.
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Just get one with wife and connect it to your phones wife. $10
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Jan 6, 2005
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What app do you guys prefer for BT reader?
The first rule of RFD is, you do not talk about RFD.

The second rule of RFD is, you DO NOT talk about RFD.
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jackass_ca wrote: What app do you guys prefer for BT reader?
torque is free. basic basic
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Jul 5, 2018
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MooseV2 wrote: Just get one with wife and connect it to your phones wife. $10
Wow you can get a free wife for $10 and cellular salesmen also give you a wife with the phone? Not only that but they connect? I do have the wonder the quality of said wives and the ethics of it though.
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Feb 12, 2006
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xTurboZx wrote: This would have been an amazing deal back in the 90s/20s. Cheaper to get a bluetooth device.
For about $5 via Aliexpress. Surprised they haven't gone up in price over the years.
qaz393 wrote: torque is free. basic basic
I actually paid for Torque, nothing to do with my Google Rewards credits. It works REALLY well, can even be setup as custom style gauges for your car. +1 for Torque
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Jul 22, 2020
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jackass_ca wrote: What app do you guys prefer for BT reader?
Android I use Torque Pro
iPhone I use OBD Fusion
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I was using Torque before, as well as dashcommand and Dash. I can't remember why I stopped using mine. I have to find the module again.
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Jul 6, 2009
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Calgary
Order an ELM327 obd2 reader from aliexpress for like $2-4 and pair it with free torque app.
if you need it faster you can get them off ebay for maybe $13.

here's the real rfd
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Feb 14, 2006
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Tripen wrote: Order an ELM327 obd2 reader from aliexpress for like $2-4 and pair it with free torque app.
if you need it faster you can get them off ebay for maybe $13.

here's the real rfd
Realize these are ALL based on the unsecured elm327 v1.0 PIC code, which in my 2003 corolla took 3.5 minutes to connect. Ensure your canbus version is supported in V1.0 or you potentially will spend $29 on a $25 setup, it won't work because you realize you have an unsupported iphone that just don't bluetooth, or be angry something that should take 15 seconds take 20x longer than needed.
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MooseV2 wrote: Just get one with wife and connect it to your phones wife. $10
Presume that your autocorrect is overactive? My wife has zero interest in either my phone or my scanners.
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Bluetooth is best. I got a blue driver. It updates all the time with new cars and information
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micromen wrote: Bluetooth is best. I got a blue driver. It updates all the time with new cars and information
Bluedriver is great (I have one as well) but in fairness it is 3x the price of this one - yes, it does 10x what this reader does. If you're a cheapster (and this is RFD), the Torque Pro app is something like $6 and the BT dongle is $15-25.

I keep my BD plugged into my 11 year old car because I like to run periodic mode 6 tests and monitor the LTFT levels. I have a few other scanners as well and my new favourite is my OBDLink MX+. I prefer it's graphics but I like the Bluedriver's presentation of data. Which one I use depends on what I am hunting down. I have five cars that I use these on and I like that I don't have to pay a fee by model.
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Can this clear ABS Codes? ELM327's cannot clear ABS codes.
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Ruciz wrote: Realize these are ALL based on the unsecured elm327 v1.0 PIC code, which in my 2003 corolla took 3.5 minutes to connect. Ensure your canbus version is supported in V1.0 or you potentially will spend $29 on a $25 setup, it won't work because you realize you have an unsupported iphone that just don't bluetooth, or be angry something that should take 15 seconds take 20x longer than needed.
How about this one from Walmart: LM327 V2.1 Android Torque Auto Scan Tool:
It only supports android though..
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Dec 27, 2007
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This thing is so cheap, why didn’t the car makers add it as a standard feature on their car?
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Jan 9, 2012
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100% go with Bluetooth over the wifi option. The issue is when you are connected to the ODB reader via Wifi, when you go to Google something or use data on your phone Android will think that you are connected to a wifi router or something, which will bring up the no internet screen on your browser.

At least it does with my S9, it is super annoying because then you have to disconnect, then reconnect everytime you want to look up an error code. My wifi one actually just stopped working, so my next reader is definitely going to be Bluetooth.

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