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OBDII port scanner

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by boser65, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. Aug 13, 2007 at 9:56 PM
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    boser65

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  2. Aug 13, 2007 at 10:05 PM
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    LRH

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    I think it is worth the money, about 70% as a tool, and 30% as a neat toy.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2007 at 11:39 PM
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    humanoid

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    Great little gadget!
     
  4. Aug 14, 2007 at 4:37 AM
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    ZonKs

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    I love mine. Get it, its worth it.

    Ted
     
  5. Aug 14, 2007 at 2:11 PM
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    stratton

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    isnt that part of the group buy that we might do on here. i am hoping that it goes through. i want one too.
     
  6. Aug 14, 2007 at 5:20 PM
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    LRH

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    What is the current group buy price? I ordered mine from Amazon since I was getting some books. I ordered on a Tuesday night 06-19 about 10:00 pm or so and had it Thursday by noon,~ 38 hours later. never got anything that fast, and I am still waiting on the last 1 of the 6 books I ordered. Price was 159.95 total OTD which I believe was $5.00 higher than the group buy, which was over at that time.
     
  7. Aug 14, 2007 at 10:43 PM
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    boser65

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    So, where did you (or where do you plan to) mount your scanners? The manufacturer suggests that, with the Tacoma, a great place to put it is on top of the steering column. Your thoughts?
     
  8. Aug 14, 2007 at 11:42 PM
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    LRH

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    Mine is on top of the column, w/velcro. Had to tilt/telescope column to allow viewing cluster. Looks a little out of place with the sharp 90º corners, wished it was rounded off a bit. Did remove it once to run and then clear code on wifes Trailblazer a couple weeks ago for a bad coil pack, now wish I had purchased extra cable, although it was pretty easy to remove cable. I ran cable from diagnostic port for about 8", then coiled up all but approx 2-2.5'. Removed flip open mini storage pocket and placed coiled up cable behind storage pocket door and ran remainder up and out of slot at top of column. and pluged it in. It does help to force a slight bend (mild kink) in cable to take the preload off the cable that wants to force the ScanGauge to tilt forward. Works great.............
     
  9. Aug 15, 2007 at 4:38 AM
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    nd

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    What exactlyl does this little gadget do that makes it so fun?
     
  10. Aug 15, 2007 at 4:41 AM
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    ZonKs

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    I velcroed mine inside that little tray below and to the right of the steering column. I like the factory look, so this works well. You can see the display through the bottom right cut out in the steering wheel. Out of plain sight and functional.

    Ted
     
  11. Dec 21, 2007 at 12:01 PM
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  12. Dec 21, 2007 at 12:47 PM
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    -engine load
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    -"trips" include max rpm, max speed, avrg speed, avrg mpg, distance, gallons used
    -tank mpg, gallons used, gallons to empty, miles to empty

    As well as some custom "x-gauges" you can program in later for tranny temp, horsepower, etc.

    There's more, but you get the idea.
     
  13. Dec 21, 2007 at 1:52 PM
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    maverick491

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    I love mine. I have mounted mine above the rear-view mirror on something called a blendmount.

    I am 3/4th of the way through writing and formatting the DIY write-up with photos and instructions for it. It should be up and posted before Christmas.

    Phantom, are you sure it is slated to do 0-60 and 1/4 mile times? I've not heard of them writing the code for that. Perhaps you are confusing it with the dashhawk?

    We are supposed to be doing a group buy in the spring, though I don't know that the group buy will be a significant savings over the normal $159 including shipping price.
     
  14. Dec 21, 2007 at 3:47 PM
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    3in1 posts on TN (he sells them). Horsepower is available now as well as some others. Tranny temp is too, or will be soon. I don't remember. He'll post them up on TN as soon as it's available. I have the old SG 1 so the X-Gauge codes are useless for me.
     
  15. Dec 23, 2007 at 10:54 AM
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  16. Dec 26, 2007 at 6:26 PM
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    vabchxrunner

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    Here is mine mounted, nice tool to have.
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  17. Dec 27, 2007 at 8:34 AM
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    Scan Gauge.
    Looks good. I'm undecided as to where I should mount my Scan Gauge, but this looks nice. What did you use to mount it?
     
  18. Dec 27, 2007 at 10:09 AM
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    vabchxrunner

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    i just used the velcro and attached it to the headliner. doesn't move at all and will not fall off. it will be fine as long as you don't take it off like 100 times.
     
  19. Dec 27, 2007 at 11:04 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I have a DashHawk and I love it. It does everything the Scangauge does but then also offers 0-60 and 1/4 mile times. It is $300 new though. I picked up mine on ebay for about $180.
     
  20. Dec 27, 2007 at 11:51 AM
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    piercedtiger

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    That dashhawk, it's an OBDII reader as well? And can clear codes? I might have to keep an eye on eBay for one for the truck. (SG lives in the car now since it keeps throwing CEL's)
     
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