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 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.
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.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.
I agree. It has been a huge waste of time. I just e-mailed the seller of the most recent scanner that did not work so we will see how this goes. I just borrowed a friends $80 scanner and it pulled the codes in about 20 seconds with no issues at all - way less of a headache. If anything, save money and get the codes read from free from an auto store.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.
Thanks Versa, great info given.I agree. It has been a huge waste of time. I just e-mailed the seller of the most recent scanner that did not work so we will see how this goes. I just borrowed a friends $80 scanner and it pulled the codes in about 20 seconds with no issues at all - way less of a headache. If anything, save money and get the codes read from free from an auto store.
On a side note, when I tried the adapter on my wifes car, it made the speedometer needle jump up to 30MPH when I plugged it and and unplugged it. That made me very nervous and I didn't use it again after that and got a refund. There have been reports of peoples vehicles getting messed up (like failing to start) after trying these things out.
Upon further research and as stated in the manual for the BAFX one it only reads EMISSION related codes - if it works at all. So thins like ABS won't be shown and who knows if it will show something like an engine knock or a transmission solenoid going bad.
Just a heads up!
Amazon.com: iSaddle Super Mini Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Scan Tool Check Engine Light & CAN-BUS Auto Diagnostic Tool for Windows & Android Torque (Blue Color, Super Mini): Automotive
This is the one I got 2 years ago. It works with my 2015 versa, 2008 yaris and 2003 dodge ram 1500. it is the short one so I can't see it and I leave it plugged into my versa all the time since last June.