Tag: OBDII

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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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Beyond OBDII – Small, Dedicated, Aftermarket Onboard Computers

Imagine pulling into your garage, and when your new onboard aftermarket computer is triggered by proximity to a WiFi node in your garage, the data from your drive [note upon re-read: not computer hard drive, but rather your “outing” in your Volvo] is sent to your home Mac or PC, and all parameters for the drive are processed into a neat report that may let you know before a code is set that your thermostat is likely getting a little long in the tooth. The report is emailed to your email account, and arrives at your phone (and your 14-year-old’s phone, because s/he is next in line to your Volvo and wants to ensure you’re treating it right) before you turn it off.

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Make your own Code Reader DIY!

Thanks Py for posting this information. If you don’t have the diagnostic boxes and are having trouble with a commercial code reader your OBD-II port might not be exactly what your code reader is looking for. In this case, you can make your own code reader that you can use like the original diagnostic boxes. Page 2 of this thread explains how!