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Bluetooth OBDII scanner

Post by arbop » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:31 am

Is anyone able to suggest/recommend a good Bluetooth OBDII scanner, that will work in iOS? I've been looking, most seem to be Android or Wi-Fi.

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Re: Bluetooth OBDII scanner

Post by jbeebo » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:31 pm

I purchased the BlueDriver module - works great on the car and inside iOS. Decent app GUI, it is pretty intuitive. Used it to diagnose and fix a misfire on cyl2 and a lean long term fuel trim issue.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00652G4TS

I'd recommend it. However, this is no replacement for a VIDA/DICE setup, no generic OBD2 reader can match its capabilities.
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Re: Bluetooth OBDII scanner

Post by eightfifty2x0 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:36 am

jbeebo wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:31 pm
VIDA/DICE setup
what is that?

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Re: Bluetooth OBDII scanner

Post by jonesg » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:33 am

Volvo VIDA is specialized diagnostic software used by technicians at volvo dealerships and the rest of us now.
First thing I did with mine was disable the seatbelt warning bell.
Dice is the interface box between your laptop and the car.
Heres a demo.


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Re: Bluetooth OBDII scanner

Post by eightfifty2x0 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:44 am

jonesg wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:33 am
Volvo VIDA is specialized diagnostic software used by technicians at volvo dealerships and the rest of us now.
so, what do you recommend me do, if i want to check the electronic problems in my car?

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Re: Bluetooth OBDII scanner

Post by jonesg » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:22 am

eightfifty2x0 wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:44 am
jonesg wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:33 am
Volvo VIDA is specialized diagnostic software used by technicians at volvo dealerships and the rest of us now.
so, what do you recommend me do, if i want to check the electronic problems in my car?
Get vida on a USB SSD and order a dice unit. $100 each.

Theres a european supplier too.
https://www.facebook.com/volvovidauk

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