Tag: bluetooth

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Bluetooth OBDII Connect To ECU

MVS Forums contributor ESL explains how to connect to your Volvo’s ECU via Bluetooth adaptors: Torque uses the standard OBDII emission diagnostics. If you can’t connect with Torque,…

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USB Charger + Cell Phone Mount

I think one of the best things about newer cars is the interior electronics. I want to be able to talk handsfree, navigate via satellite, and play music off a USB drive instead of a CD. For longer trips, I want the phone charging. But I’m a lazy child of the future, and I don’t like plugging things in, swapping things around, etc. I want to have my phone Just Work with the car, with minimal fussing about.

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Android Torque app and ELM327 Bluetooth

Almost all commonly available ELM327 bluetooth adapters use a Chinese clone of the ELM327 chip. The initial offering of the ELM327 from Elm was not protected; it’s firmware could be easily downloaded, so knockoffs quickly came about. They are much cheaper in quantity than the real ELM327. Finding an adapter with a real Elm Electronics chip is quite difficult, although I haven’t had trouble with the clone. Sometimes it will be reluctant to connect at first, but I suspect this has more to do with bluetooth than anything else.