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Old 01-12-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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bluetooth obd2???

hey,

this is more of a question about a product, but also asking for info on said product and similar items, i am looking at getting a blue tooth OBD2 scanner, one that is compatible with an iphone, so i can store it up inside my dash connected to my obd2 port at all times and can check my phone (app) and see my read outs at all times.

i know there are many different companies that produce said product, but i am wondering if any of you have tried them, and if you have any info on them, or warnings about them.

i am running a 96 4runner, obd2 is under dash (up and to the right of gas peddle)

any info or concern would be greatly appreciated. also if you have a preferred company or blue tooth scanner that would also be appreciated.

thank you for you're time
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:55 PM   #2
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this is a video of a guy with a 3.4 swap in his 2nd gen runner with a blue tooth scanner and an app on his galaxy 2. does anyone know what kind it is or where i can get one that is iphone compatible?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2ByCpcyXog
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:33 AM   #3
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The instructions in the following link is what you need to do to get a Bluetooth obd2 dongle to work with iPhone. http://forums.evolutionm.net/04-06-r...-iis-apps.html
It sounds rather involved to get it working compared to Android OS. I bought my Elm327 Bluetooth dongle from eBay for $20 (cheap Chinese knock-off), and installed torque app for my android for $5. It works perfect.
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Torque Pro. It works well on my Droid X for $5. I got the dongle from Amazon $24: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00

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yea i found out why there isnt any for the iphone, apple trademarks there bluetooth, so any app creator, or obd2 creator would have to pay for the rights to use it. my brother has a galixy 2 so we are going to get the elm327 and the torque app for it, also when we get the obd2 i am going to get the CD, so i can use my laptop when he isnt around. thanks for the info guys. other than that how do you guys like it?
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:29 AM   #6
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and about the site you sent, thanks for that. thats how i did it with my iphone 3gs, because it wasnt updated and i had it jail broken, i just got an iphone 4s with the newest update and there is no way to jail break it yet. but when it does come avalible i will deffinantly use that methode. thanks again
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and about the site you sent, thanks for that. thats how i did it with my iphone 3gs, because it wasnt updated and i had it jail broken, i just got an iphone 4s with the newest update and there is no way to jail break it yet. but when it does come avalible i will deffinantly use that methode. thanks again
I thought I'd seen a JB for 6.0.1 It was a tethered break though.
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I use GoPoint Bluetooth adapter for my iPhone 5, kinda expensive at $140 but does an awesome job and the app is free also
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Just ordered the bafx one any clue about adjusting tire size or is that not possible? Thanks guys
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Does http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00 dongle and Torque give you MPGs?
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