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OBD II tool for 2001 Tacoma...?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dricketson6464, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. Mar 15, 2020 at 11:34 PM
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    dricketson6464

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  2. Mar 16, 2020 at 1:31 AM
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    Does your Tacoma not have the OBD II system??

    Trying to read ABS or Transmission Codes I know some lower cost code readers will not support doing that.

    Just what reason where you given that it will not work? I think we all want to hear this. ** Trying to up sell to a more expensive model

    Design flaw on there product that it does not work on any OBD II system.

    Get your money back complain false advertising you bought a product they claimed would work now they tell you it won`t.

    Just what happened when you tried to connect?? Ignition on truck side clean and not full of dirt ?

    Worse case get your codes read at one of the auto parts stores. till this mess is sorted out .

    I have been using the Actron code readers one in each vehicle I need to look for the model #.
     
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  3. Mar 16, 2020 at 7:53 AM
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    Kleenax

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    ANY OBDII compliant reader will allow you to read your codes on a Tacoma. You can go to Harbor Freight and buy their cheapest model and be able to read your "Check Engine Light" (CEL).

    I have this OBDII Reader installed on my 2001 Tacoma right now, and it works perfectly. Bluetooth to your iPhone app! Love it.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00652G4TS

    I also have this Harbor Freight tool (mine is an older version) that I have used on my 1998 Subaru Outback for years, and also my Tacoma.
    https://www.harborfreight.com/zr4-obd2-code-reader-63808.html
     
  4. Mar 16, 2020 at 9:32 AM
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    MountainPassing

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    i have an ultra gauge in my 80-series and my tacoma. you get codes but also real time data displayed in many parameters. they come with mounts and tell you real temp. rpm,voltage,etcetc. you can set alarms too so you never blow a head gasket for example or when to change yer oil etc. good product
     
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  5. Mar 16, 2020 at 6:50 PM
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    Have you actually tried it? I have a hard time believing any OBDII unit can't read and erase codes. Maybe some of the other menus, like live data (which none of my readers have) might not work, but holy cow the OBD standard is widespread and universal.
     
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    I have the Zurich ZR13. I tested it briefly on my Tacoma and it worked fine but I don't remember if it could do the live data.
    My truck got hit a couple weeks ago and is at the shop so I can't test it thoroughly for you.
     
  8. Mar 17, 2020 at 2:23 AM
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  9. Mar 17, 2020 at 3:01 PM
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    I can second the use of the BlueDriver. I have been using one for the last year or so and it works great!
     
  10. Mar 17, 2020 at 3:21 PM
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    Will this work in places your phone has no service??

    Now my phone makes phone calls every now and then when it feels like it should.
     
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  11. Mar 17, 2020 at 4:19 PM
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    jbrandt

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    Just search blue tooth obdII reader on Amazon, get that one, it's like $20, and connects to your phone.

    I run Torque Pro, and you can get a whole bunch of real time stats with it. App costs like $5. The free versoon works pretty good, too.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2020 at 5:36 PM
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    The device is BLUETOOTH, not CELLULAR, so it won't matter at all if you have no cell service; it will work fine.
     
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  13. Mar 19, 2020 at 1:29 AM
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    Then I guess my phone is to old If it has Blue Tooth no one has ever been able to make it work.

    The way it goes at times.
     
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    Check out the CRP-129 code reader by Launch. It's usually around $250 and works well with gen 1 Tacomas
     
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    I used a $5 eBay bt unit, worked fine with torque.
     
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    I have one of the Actron units, works fine. Also have an ELM327 based device that works with Torque via bluetooth, and its fine, but slow.
     
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    I have 3 of the Actron CP9125C that has worked on everything for me.

    Sometimes the vehicle side needs some cleaning to get the 15 years of dirt off.

    2 live in my OBII vehicles The third I carry as I play musical vehicles at work .
     

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