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ODB II - USB Interface - Any advice?

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by MCSquaredEqually, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Jul 1, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    MCSquaredEqually

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    I have been looking at a couple of devices that will allow me to hook my computer into the ODB II port. This will likely evolve into a netbook/carputer mod.

    Here are some of the units I've found:
    ODB Link CI
    ELMScan 5 USB
    OBDPro USB Scantool

    Has anyone used any of these units?
     
  2. Jul 2, 2009 at 12:05 AM
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    Not one of those. Been using a Scangauge for about 6months.. awesome device and tells me everything I need.
     
  3. Jul 3, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    Two are under $90. I'm surprised. A few years ago, the computer-interfaced readers were several hundred. See if you can download and try out their software (demo).. that may be the biggest factor in deciding between them.
     
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    X2! Great device to own.
     
  5. Jul 4, 2009 at 6:33 AM
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    I looked at the ScanGuage.
    Eventually my plan is to install a netbook that will handle ODB II, GPS, and the tailgate camera (I've got a 2009, so I have a camera, but no screen)

    That's a great idea. Hopefully I can find something to test.
    Thanks.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    Just putting in my vote for ElmScan5 - been using it professionally for 2 years now (the system, they've been doing updates) - couldn't be happier.
     
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