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Bluetooth OBDII and app recommendations?

Anyone have any Bluetooth OBDII and app recommendations?

Some searching, and I find lots of people having trouble with the first ones they try.

I have a 2015 Versa SV and an android phone.
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cant really give you much to go on, i have an iphone so my app choices are limited as far as OBD diagnostics go. Android on the other hand has a nice little app called Torque that gives you very detailed information on your car and i believe works with both wifi and bluetooth OBD II devices, if you want even more detailed information than the regular torque app can give you then you'll have to go for torque pro which costs $5 last i checked.
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Amazon.com: BAFX Products - Bluetooth OBD2 scan tool - For check engine light & diagnostics - Android ONLY: Automotive Amazon.com: BAFX Products - Bluetooth OBD2 scan tool - For check engine light & diagnostics - Android ONLY: Automotive

I got this one and use Torque. It works well and their customer service is great.

I had a problem they gave me the solution quickly and offered to exchange it if it didn't work.
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Now that I've tonight actually found where the OBDII plug is, I think I'm going to have to consider size, if it's something I'm going to keep plugged in. I was distracted by the dealer security plug that's more obvious right by it, that I knew was too small for OBDII.
Anyway, anything I leave plugged into the port, is going to kind of point straight towards the bottom edge of my seat.
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I just bought a bluetooth OBDII scanner on eBay for $7 shipped. They sent me a watch instead of the scanner so I am still waiting on it...

But like others have said, Torque seems to be the most popular with generally good reviews. Once I get mine im going to see if I can read the check engine light on my Honda and then im going to try it on the Versa just to make sure it works on everything I have, Ill report back hopefully this coming week when i get it.
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I just bought a bluetooth OBDII scanner on eBay for $7 shipped. They sent me a watch instead of the scanner so I am still waiting on it...

But like others have said, Torque seems to be the most popular with generally good reviews. Once I get mine im going to see if I can read the check engine light on my Honda and then im going to try it on the Versa just to make sure it works on everything I have, Ill report back hopefully this coming week when i get it.
I'd like to see how that goes, the ebay $7 ones I clicked on have estimated delivery dates as far out as april 24.
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I'd like to see how that goes, the ebay $7 ones I clicked on have estimated delivery dates as far out as april 24.

I just got mine today.

I tried it on both my Honda and an 03 Elantra with no luck. My Galaxy S4 mini would find the scanner but the Apps that I downloaded would not recognize it.

I tried a bunch of different apps with no luck. I found the exact same product on Amazon and it had like 500+ 5 star reviews and 121 1 star reviews. Most of the 1 stars stated the unit was dead on arrival....which I am assuming is what happened with mine since it wasn't packaged all that well. It also came with a mini CD that had a bunch of pirated Apps on it like Torque Pro. I didn't install any of it because I am sure it is loaded with Chinese' finest trojans and viruses.

Ill be telling the seller I want a refund and going with a different unit. Jalopnik recommended one that was $19 a month or so ago so I am going to get that one.
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I'd be interested to know which one works for you as well. Please keep us posted.

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So the adapter that I got would not work. It would light up but the Torque app could not find the adapter. After dealing with the morons who I bought it from I got a refund and then went ahead and bought the BAFX unit that someone else had posted. I just got that yesterday and spent about 30 minutes trying to get it to work and it would not. My phone would connect to the device but I kept getting the error, "Cannot connect to ECU" over and over and over. I uninstalled/reinstalled everything and did all sorts of troubleshooting that others have recommended and nothing worked. Junk

It seems to be pure luck if you actually get one that works. Look at all the reviews. Youll see tons of 5 stars and tons of 1 stars.

One thing I found VERY odd is that both units (different brands/sellers) came with the same virus filled mini cd with illegally downloaded paid version of software. DO NO INSTALL THIS.

I also did more research and found out that some of these units have actually disabled cars. Apparently the first company to make a bluetooth OBDII device was legitimate but they did not encrypt their software. So what happened (like usual) is that CHina got ahold of it and copied it. So ALL of the units you see for cheap are running the exact same software even if they say it is version 2.0.x.x.

Im returning this and not bothering with these junky things. I just borrowed a friends dedicated OBDII scanner and read all 4 of my codes within 30 seconds with no issues.
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So the adapter that I got would not work. It would light up but the Torque app could not find the adapter. After dealing with the morons who I bought it from I got a refund and then went ahead and bought the BAFX unit that someone else had posted. I just got that yesterday and spent about 30 minutes trying to get it to work and it would not. My phone would connect to the device but I kept getting the error, "Cannot connect to ECU" over and over and over. I uninstalled/reinstalled everything and did all sorts of troubleshooting that others have recommended and nothing worked. Junk

It seems to be pure luck if you actually get one that works. Look at all the reviews. Youll see tons of 5 stars and tons of 1 stars.

One thing I found VERY odd is that both units (different brands/sellers) came with the same virus filled mini cd with illegally downloaded paid version of software. DO NO INSTALL THIS.

I also did more research and found out that some of these units have actually disabled cars. Apparently the first company to make a bluetooth OBDII device was legitimate but they did not encrypt their software. So what happened (like usual) is that CHina got ahold of it and copied it. So ALL of the units you see for cheap are running the exact same software even if they say it is version 2.0.x.x.

Im returning this and not bothering with these junky things. I just borrowed a friends dedicated OBDII scanner and read all 4 of my codes within 30 seconds with no issues.
Damned shame it didn't work man. I am really tempted to try the one from amazon/ebay. I think I might since it will be covered by buyer protection, only thing wasted would be time.

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