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Title: Bluetooth OBDII interface
Post by: pillboxhunter 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?
Title: Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
Post by: marinabrid 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
Title: Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
Post by: gregers 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.
Title: Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
Post by: Chrispb on March 14, 2017, 11:51:45 AM
Greg if it has a fault you may not clear the light
Title: Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
Post by: gregers 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. :-[
Title: Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
Post by: Geduk 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
Title: Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
Post by: pillboxhunter 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.
Title: Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
Post by: johnnyroper 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.
Title: Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
Post by: pillboxhunter 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.
Title: Re: Bluetooth OBDII interface
Post by: Rui Martins on August 16, 2017, 07:53:14 PM
Im 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.