PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
OBDII reader with Android

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 22 Nov 2013, 03:52 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Central NH
Posts: 24
Default OBDII reader with Android

Does anyone have any experience with the OBDII readers that integrate to a smartphone (Samsung S3 specifically)?

I am in the market for one (an OBDII Reader) and saw that these are available and they are relatively inexpensive. There are many varieties on the market that work with smartphones so looking for advice.

Thoughts? Suggestions?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 23 Nov 2013, 11:07 am
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,324
Default Re: OBDII reader with Android

I just posted a PM to you about two of the OBD readers for Android that I'm using. I can tell you the DroidScanPro is, in my opinion, the best and least expensive. The app is free but you have to get the OBD interface device, which I don't believe is very expensive.

Try it out, see how it works on your Android, then if it does work go for the OBD interface!

Me, I'm always monitoring my OBD port, because when you happen to have one minor issue, if you don't correct it rapidly it can normally grow into a larger issue.

And by the way, mine is also an S3...

Here's one of the bluetooth OBD port scanners - all of $9.70!
http://www.amazon.com/ELM327-Bluetoo...uetooth+obd-ii


FYI I just bought this one so when it arrives I'll let you know how well it works. Should be good but we'll see.

Last edited by Chromenut; 23 Nov 2013 at 11:20 am.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 23 Nov 2013, 11:50 am
PiperGeorge's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 6,444
Default Re: OBDII reader with Android

I got one of those things for mine and it works great. Somethimes it takes a bit to connect, but no problems.

What is this DroidScanPro, when I search all I can find is an app to scan documents

Found it, it's OBD DroidScanPro $2.99

Last edited by PiperGeorge; 23 Nov 2013 at 11:52 am.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 23 Nov 2013, 12:11 pm
PiperGeorge's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 6,444
Default Re: OBDII reader with Android

I've got Torque Pro (their pictures, not mine)



Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 23 Nov 2013, 01:18 pm
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,324
Default Re: OBDII reader with Android

I just got Torque Pro too, anyone wants a copy, let me know!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 23 Nov 2013, 01:43 pm
PiperGeorge's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 6,444
Default Re: OBDII reader with Android

The pictures I posted are not from the version I have.

And like it says, some of the cheap Chinese/eBay scanners don't work. Mine is a cheapy from China and works 99% of the time although sometimes it takes a few minutes to get it to connect.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 23 Nov 2013, 04:12 pm
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,324
Default Re: OBDII reader with Android

Here's a screenshot of my version of Torque on my S3:

Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 23 Nov 2013, 04:22 pm
PiperGeorge's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 6,444
Default Re: OBDII reader with Android

And remember to unplug the scanner tool when your not using the car. When I first got mine I figured I'd leave it in all the time, but I guess the power is hot all the time because I had a dead battery when I came back after 3 days of not using the car. Never had a dead battery before or since!!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 23 Nov 2013, 04:33 pm
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,324
Default Re: OBDII reader with Android

Quote:
Originally Posted by PiperGeorge View Post
And remember to unplug the scanner tool when your not using the car. When I first got mine I figured I'd leave it in all the time, but I guess the power is hot all the time because I had a dead battery when I came back after 3 days of not using the car. Never had a dead battery before or since!!
Yes, one of the guys on my forums said the same thing, ran around for days with it plugged in until it killed his battery. At least it's small enough to just set it in the glove box, it's like 1/20th the size of my regular OBD port reader. Glad to move on to using my Samsung S3 instead, add to it I've put my daughter's PT and my wife's Town & Country in it also, so I've got three profiles so far. Looks pretty cool!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2002 Cruiser OBDII Problem justinbowser Tech & Performance Forum 10 27 Apr 2011 09:37 pm
Stage1 and OBDII tests Fuct Stage Turbo Kits 2 09 Feb 2011 02:25 am
OBDII Error codes (help?) PoppaGrunt Tech & Performance Forum 9 24 Jan 2011 11:37 am


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:38 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors