fcesar56
fcesar56
2/23/14 11:48 a.m.

I have a very old OBD-ll interface unit (even works on DOS and Windows 3.1). It works great but It's a PITA to hook up and having wires everywhere. This unit works only with it's own software. I've see so many out there with Blue Tooth, WIFI and connection to smart phone and iPhone and all kinds of prices. Can anyone tell me if they can work with any OBD-ll App/software and is there a good one that would not cost me an arm and a leg but still gives me all the goodies? Thanks

bgkast
bgkast Dork
2/23/14 12:36 p.m.

The best bang for buck seems to be the elm327 dongle. I use it with the android app "torque" ($5) it should work with iPhone and other apps too.

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic UberDork
2/23/14 1:42 p.m.
bgkast wrote: The best bang for buck seems to be the elm327 dongle. I use it with the android app "torque" ($5) it should work with iPhone and other apps too.

This.

Tom_Spangler
Tom_Spangler Dork
2/23/14 4:25 p.m.

+2. They are dirt cheap from Amazon.

fcesar56
fcesar56 New Reader
2/23/14 4:33 p.m.

I found a youtube youtube video of this….. I'm kicking myself for being so cheap and not replacing my 10 year old junk I thought was great….. it's like going an old "motorola Star Tech" to an iPhone 5S.

Thanks for the tip.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
2/24/14 9:37 a.m.

+1 for EML327 & similar. Note that BT-OBD modules don't work with Apple devices due to artificial limitations in iOS, you need a Wifi-OBD module for that.

Jerry
Jerry Dork
3/4/14 6:49 a.m.

Amazon

I bought this one when I bought the Subaru & my older one was too big and would hit my shin. Working great with my S3 & Torque. $17.

DaveEstey
DaveEstey UberDork
3/4/14 1:03 p.m.

I use a BT adapter and Torque in my truck.

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