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Author Topic: Bluetooth OBDII interface  (Read 1395 times)

Offline pillboxhunter

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Bluetooth OBDII interface
« on: March 11, 2017, 04:06:42 PM »
When going to look at a potential purchase can anything useful be learned about the galaxy if using a bluetooth OBDII reader and torque on android?
I'd rather be on Orkney!

Offline marinabrid

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Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 10:39:22 PM »
i bought one from Amazon, a bluetooth reader, didnt work, seller then told me didnt work with vw system,  cant you borrow a small laptop and download the vcds program
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Offline gregers

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Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 11:28:37 PM »
well ive got an elm bluetooth jobby and android phone works lovely on my van,just wont reset the air bag light.so assuming it will only do the very basic stuff.
vw t5 camper van.
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Offline Chrispb

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Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 11:51:45 AM »
Greg if it has a fault you may not clear the light
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
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Offline gregers

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Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 08:28:50 PM »
chris,i know for a fact it was me who caused the fault,i stupidly unplugged the passenger airbag switch whilst the battery was still connected.then plugged it back in.hence the fault. :-[
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Offline Geduk

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Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 09:05:04 PM »
I got one but it not worth the money it said I had no errors but usb odb picked them all up

Offline pillboxhunter

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Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 10:25:24 PM »
I already had the Bluetooth thingy. Didn't have time to get a usb VCDS lead before going to look at Galaxy hence the question. Couldn't find the Diagnostic socket anyway so Neither would have been much use.
I'd rather be on Orkney!

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2017, 08:10:47 AM »
Diag socket up by right leg when sat in seat just by fuse box,you will see it if look down there.

Offline pillboxhunter

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Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2017, 09:03:27 AM »
I did find it exactly where you describe - and the bluetooth reader gets live info like revs temp etc - but says no faults stored which could well be true.Or not!
Any recommendations as to which cheap VCDS lead to buy from Ebay? I've got one that's at least 10 yrs old somewhere but that was xp and never worked.
Ideally needs windows 10 compatibility Although I do have an XP laptop for setting up my drone.
I'd rather be on Orkney!

Offline Rui Martins

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Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2017, 07:53:14 PM »
I´m using a bluetooth interface with torque but only to read data from the ecu.
The torque software can not read most of the errors from the ecu or reset the errors.
To do that i use VCDS. 

 

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