1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

ELM327 Mini Bluetooth Pairing

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by WalkeJ, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. Jun 22, 2015 at 7:14 PM
    #1
    WalkeJ

    WalkeJ [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2015
    Member:
    #154185
    Messages:
    79
    Gender:
    Male
    Central California
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRD Off Road Tacoma
    I purchased an ELM 327 Mini Bluetooth OBDII adapter and had planned to use it with Torque app on my android phone (Droid Razr M).

    Problem is I can't get it to pair with my phone. It sees it and attempts to pair. It sometimes asks for the PID for device. I have tried both 1234 and 0000 and it still won't pair. The phone comes back and says "Could no communicate with OBDII".

    Any ideas?
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2015
  2. Jun 22, 2015 at 7:17 PM
    #2
    raginrougarou

    raginrougarou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2015
    Member:
    #154927
    Messages:
    111
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Forrest
    Vehicle:
    2015 Gray Tacoma TRD Sport
    Subd...I have the bafx one and the exact problem. Was gonna call tomorrow and see about getting another one.
     
  3. Jun 23, 2015 at 3:48 AM
    #3
    WalkeJ

    WalkeJ [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2015
    Member:
    #154185
    Messages:
    79
    Gender:
    Male
    Central California
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRD Off Road Tacoma
    Are you trying to pair yours with an android phone? What phone?
     
  4. Jun 23, 2015 at 4:11 AM
    #4
    raginrougarou

    raginrougarou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2015
    Member:
    #154927
    Messages:
    111
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Forrest
    Vehicle:
    2015 Gray Tacoma TRD Sport
    Yeah, an android phone. I've tried my Galaxy s5 active, my fiancé HTC m8 and my asus tablet. Nothing works, which makes me think it's the reader.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2015 at 5:28 AM
    #5
    WalkeJ

    WalkeJ [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2015
    Member:
    #154185
    Messages:
    79
    Gender:
    Male
    Central California
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRD Off Road Tacoma
    Yeah, I have tried my Droid Razr M phone and Asus ePad with no luck either... Looks like I'm going to be working a refund as well.

    Do you have one that you think you are going to try next?
     
  6. Jun 23, 2015 at 5:31 AM
    #6
    raginrougarou

    raginrougarou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2015
    Member:
    #154927
    Messages:
    111
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Forrest
    Vehicle:
    2015 Gray Tacoma TRD Sport
    I am not sure...the one I ordered was supposed to be the best one, so I may try getting another one like it. Maybe a faulty one? If not, I will probably get the ultra gauge, I was really hoping to stay away from a wired gauge though.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2015 at 9:58 AM
    #7
    WalkeJ

    WalkeJ [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2015
    Member:
    #154185
    Messages:
    79
    Gender:
    Male
    Central California
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRD Off Road Tacoma
    Well.... I got my ELM327 to pair with my phone finally. I'm not sure what I did right to get it to work, but I removed the "OBDII" BT device from my BT settings on the phone, then I actually started up the truck and plugged in the OBDII adapter and immediately did a search of BT devices on my phone. It found the device and asked for a PID. I entered "1234" and it immediately paired and the device moved up into my "paired devices" list on my phone. It didn't actually show as "connected" like other BT devices do on my phone, but when I started up the Torque Lite app, it saw the BT device and connected with the ECU and got data! Now that it is paired, it connects every time now without any issues (although it never does show as "connected"). As I said, I'm not sure exactly what made it work, but it now does. It could be that the device is only available to pair with for a short period and you need to search and pair as soon as possible. It may be that the truck needs to be running and data flowing to pair successfully (although now that it is paired the truck does not have to be running to get connected). It could be that I actually was connected previously, but did not know it.

    In any case... Try some more with different PIDs, doing it as quickly as possible, with the truck running, etc. Maybe you will have some luck as well.
     
  8. Jun 23, 2015 at 10:06 AM
    #8
    gearcruncher

    gearcruncher Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2012
    Member:
    #90305
    Messages:
    5,054
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Canadain bumper technician
    Great white North 51.0333° N, 93.8333° W
    Vehicle:
    2010.TRD.SportDCLB4x4Limited leather package
    TRD Sport Rally -5 speed automatic Limited ,Factory heated leather seats ,chrome package,Super white with front windows tinted to 35 % Dick Cepek DC-2 wheels Summer tires - Good year silent armor P265/65R17 Winter tires - Good year P265/65R17 Ultra Ice studded Illuminated 4x4 switch TRD 3rd brake light cover ($20) TRD seat belt shoulder protectors (5). ($50) TRD ...B pillar emblems ($20) TRD rear slider sticker with devil horns ( $6) TRD summer floor matts ($60) TRD steering wheel emblem ($20) TRD floor pedals .($95) TRD shorty antenna ($14) TRD front Windshield emblems ($17) TRD head pillows .($60) TRD head rest protectors TRD door scuff protection $20 TRD floor matt emblems ($40) TRD tow plug emblem . ($40) TRD cigarette lighter with LED.($35) TRD tissue dispenser ($12) TRD front bezel emblems ($9) TRD door emblems ($6) TRD lanyards($9) TRD lisence plates with TRD bolts($50) TRD fender emblems TRD center caps Part Number:PT904-35070-CC ($80) TRD cd
  9. Jun 23, 2015 at 3:37 PM
    #9
    WalkeJ

    WalkeJ [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2015
    Member:
    #154185
    Messages:
    79
    Gender:
    Male
    Central California
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRD Off Road Tacoma
    @gearcruncher... Thanks. That thread had a lot of good info! Not sure why I didn't find it with a search.

    Thanks
     

Products Discussed in

To Top