[kwlug-disc] OBD-II/OBD2 Diagnostic Scanner

John Johnson jvj at golden.net
Thu Mar 6 22:23:17 EST 2014


In December, I had an oil change at the Mr Lube at the Home Deport in 
Waterloo.
Included as part of the service they did a diagnostic but were not able 
to print out the results.
They did, however, tell me what codes were showing.

Note: The oil change was not one of $19.95 bargain basement jobs.
(I went for the promotional freebie windshield wipers.)

JohnJ


On 2014-03-06 17:16, Nickle, Brian wrote:
>
> Let me know if you find a local place. I need one of these too.
>
> On Mar 6, 2014 3:53 PM, "Dave Cramer" <davecramer at gmail.com 
> <mailto:davecramer at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     Well that used to be a good solution. Now you can't even take an
>     e-test with the light on.
>
>     Unless you fix the underlying cause then of course the light will
>     come back on.
>
>     Dave Cramer
>
>
>     On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 3:41 PM, CrankyOldBugger
>     <crankyoldbugger at gmail.com <mailto:crankyoldbugger at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>         I've had a few different garages hook up similar devices to my
>         truck and none of them could figure out how turn the light
>         off, or a couple of them could turn it off only to have it
>         come back on in a week, so don't be surprised if you spend
>         money on this device and still get no further ahead.
>
>         I'm thinking of just putting some tape over the light so I
>         can't see it anymore...  ;)
>
>
>
>         On 6 March 2014 15:29, Andrew Mercer <andrew at andrewmercer.net
>         <mailto:andrew at andrewmercer.net>> wrote:
>
>             Yeah, a lot of nice tech there, but probably way outside
>             my price range. I basically just want to know if my engine
>             light is on because it's the gas cap loose or something
>             insignificant like that. I'm not interested in changing
>             any settings or collecting data, etc.
>
>             On 2014-03-06 15:14, CrankyOldBugger wrote:
>
>                 I'm not a mechanic, but it seems to me that NAPA has
>                 many similar items..
>
>                 http://www.flyertown.ca/flyers/napaautoparts-te?sf_any=true&flyer_run_id=8474&type=1&postal_code=n0b%202n0&store_code=3900&hide=flyer,catalogue,farmcatalogue#!/flyers/napaautoparts-te?flyer_run_id=8474
>                 <http://www.flyertown.ca/flyers/napaautoparts-te?sf_any=true&flyer_run_id=8474&type=1&postal_code=n0b%202n0&store_code=3900&hide=flyer,catalogue,farmcatalogue#%21/flyers/napaautoparts-te?flyer_run_id=8474>
>                 [4]
>
>                 On 6 March 2014 15:07, John Johnson <jvj at golden.net
>                 <mailto:jvj at golden.net>> wrote:
>
>                     I know of an app for an Android Smartphone called
>                     Torque.
>                     (I have never used the app.)
>                     The catch: The app is only US$5 but one needs a
>                     Bluetooth ODB-II dongle plugged into the vehicle's
>                     diagnostic port.
>                     https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.prowl.torque
>                     [2]
>                     JohnJ
>
>                     On 2014-03-06 14:52, Andrew Mercer wrote:
>
>                         Hi guys, I've found on Amazon an Android
>                         compatible OBD-II/OBD2 diagnostic scanner such
>                         as one described in this article:
>
>
>                         http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/be-mechanicwith-android-and-linux?page=0,0
>                         [1]
>
>                         but if there is a place that sells them
>                         locally I'd rather get it from there. Does
>                         anyone know of a place (or places) in KW that
>                         sells this kind of tech?
>
>
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>                 Links:
>                 ------
>                 [1]
>
>                 http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/be-mechanicwith-android-and-linux?page=0,0
>                 [2]
>                 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.prowl.torque
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>                 [4]
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>                 http://www.flyertown.ca/flyers/napaautoparts-te?sf_any=true&flyer_run_id=8474&type=1&postal_code=n0b%202n0&store_code=3900&hide=flyer,catalogue,farmcatalogue#!/flyers/napaautoparts-te?flyer_run_id=8474
>                 <http://www.flyertown.ca/flyers/napaautoparts-te?sf_any=true&flyer_run_id=8474&type=1&postal_code=n0b%202n0&store_code=3900&hide=flyer,catalogue,farmcatalogue#%21/flyers/napaautoparts-te?flyer_run_id=8474>
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>             -- 
>             Andrew Mercer
>             Kitchener, ON
>
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