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OBD-II connector

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by skyneon, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Oct 20, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    skyneon

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    I guess this is not an OBD-II connector? If so, where is it?
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  2. Oct 20, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    Shiftin2Sixth

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  3. Oct 20, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    I have no idea on that one. Maybe someone else will chime in for that.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2010 at 3:31 PM
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    I have a simple Actron that works well. It isn't very fancy, but it tells me the code and I look it up...no problem.
     
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    If you have a "smartphone", they can act as a code reader. You need about a $20 "dongle" (I know kinda conjures up nasty images, I didn't name it) And an app on your phone. I use it on my old droid and just leave it in my truck. The app I have is called Torque and it also acts as a hud... it can read horsepower, torque, mph, rpm, throttle position, acceleration graphs, boost psi (I wish), and a load of other crap like timing advancement and fuel trim that I have no clue as to what they are. Its pretty good setup for about a $25 investment.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    I've looked it up and it is only for Droid phones, but I own an iphone. Anything similar for an iphone that you know of? Thanks
     
  8. Oct 21, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    There are two code readers I recommend you look into: CarChip and Scangage II.

    The CarChip (http://www.carchip.com/) is a small module that plugs into your ODB II port and logs data from your car's computer system while you drive. It does not have a 'live' display you can read in the car - you have to use a PC after-the-drive to read it. You connect it to your computer via the USB port and run the CarChip software to download and examine/chart the various operating parameters that have been recorded. It will record data every second or on whatever schedule you configure, and will hold a lot of data. I have one and find it pretty useful. It also will read codes and reset the Check Engine Light (if a fault has been cleared).

    Scangage II (http://www.scangauge.com/) has a live display of up to 11 parameters (four at time if I understand the web page info). How much 'history' data, if any, is stored isn't clear from the webpage. It also has the ability to read and clear CEL codes. A lot of people in my MINI club seem to like this one, and I may get one one of these days...

    As always, YMMV!
     
  9. Oct 21, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    *Holds back taking crack at iphone*

    I kid :p I don't know of one in particular, but I'm sure they're out there. Just search for OBD in your app store. Not sure how I stumbled across Torque, but I'm glad I did.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2010 at 9:04 AM
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