Torque/OBD2 bluetooth adapter?

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gzibell

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Anyone tried this on their EVO? I just ordered up a bluetooth adapter from ebay for $20. Wondering if it works or if I wasted my money. Supposed to be able to read dtc's and clear them if the cel light is on. If you have tried it let new know your experience. Include what bluetooth adapter you used and what kind if car you were working on.

thanks in advanced.

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teh roxxorz

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I personally haven't tried it, but if its bluetooth compatible [which the evo is] it should work. Sometimes I use my laptop as my evo "speakers" when I'm bored. :p
 

gzibell

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I personally haven't tried it, but if its bluetooth compatible [which the evo is] it should work. Sometimes I use my laptop as my evo "speakers" when I'm bored. :p

?? I know the evo is bluetooth. :-} thats off topic but how do you do that? don't know if it is very useful but my laptop has bluetooth built in. interested to know.


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teh roxxorz

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?? I know the evo is bluetooth. :-} thats off topic but how do you do that? don't know if it is very useful but my laptop has bluetooth built in. interested to know.


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Well I'm just saying the device should be able to read the internal flags of the system [if led is on ect], and do all the fancy things it should, so I think you're all set. As far as the "headset" goes:

1. Turn on bluetooth on both devices, make sure both are discoverable
2. On the phone, scan devices, it should find your computer, and click pair, it'll show you a code, right it down just in case it doesn't fall through in the next step
3. Wait about 30 seconds and you should get a notification of a device trying to connect to your computer, click it, and it should have the same pairing code, click okay and you should be done

Now, on the phone, start playing music, and it should say "playing through blue tooth headset"
 
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gqstatus0685

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I just got mines in the mail 2 days ago. I plan to play around with it today after I get out of class. I own a 96 Accord and a 07 Altima that I will be testing it on. The OBDII BT sensor I have came with a mini disc.

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gzibell

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I just got mines in the mail 2 days ago. I plan to play around with it today after I get out of class. I own a 96 Accord and a 07 Altima that I will be testing it on. The OBDII BT sensor I have came with a mini disc.

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Let me know how it works out for you! I am excited to get mine in the mail to test but I just ordered 2 days ago. 10-21 days for shipping from china. Hope I didn't get ripped off.
 

wrx4memp

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workd freaking awesome... been using it to pull CEL codes for a while.... though it is very vehicle ecu dependent... not all ecu obd connections send all the good stuff...

08 ranger wont send timing info... where as 09 civic si does...

it works real well to see if GPS and car Speedo are synced...

little things like that kinda bother me but not like you need it unless you are tuneing the car for performance... or something...
 

blulitespecial

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I've had a great experience with this combo. Saved me a bunch of money from buying a standalone reader that can only tell you the CEL codes.

I've used it on my 03 sentra to monitor my o2 sensors, clear codes, read codes, and just playing with other things. Can't remember which adapter i bought, but all those china ones are so similar it won't matter much
 

lacrossev

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I'm using this $20 adapter with Torque. Worked so well that I had to buy another. My friend kept my first one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BLUE...t=Motors_Automotive_Tools&hash=item336441a084

Torque is excellent. It does everything I need. It will clear the codes and will show the readiness indicators so you can know when it's ready to go in for your emissions check.

Bought the exact same one as this, works great on the 05 outback xt, 02 wrx, 04 sti and 08 mini cooper S at home. The software keeps getting better and better.
 

00mred00

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I have an 07 Legacy GT with a Cobb AP. I have been thinking of diving into this arena so I will be following this closely.

hallo fellow subie owner :)

I traded my 05 LGT for an 08 WRX two yrs ago and really miss that LGT


anyone else try this thing.

I too have been contemplating picking up an adapter. are they one size fits all?
 

Drewmungus

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Bought the exact same one as this, works great on the 05 outback xt, 02 wrx, 04 sti and 08 mini cooper S at home. The software keeps getting better and better.

SWEET!!!!!!! I was just wondering if would work with my 03 WRX. Kinda weird the amount of Subaru guys in this thread.

Anybody know if the guages are working and accurate? Mainly the boost.


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gzibell

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SWEET!!!!!!! I was just wondering if would work with my 03 WRX. Kinda weird the amount of Subaru guys in this thread.

Anybody know if the guages are working and accurate? Mainly the boost.


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The gauges all work great for me and I believe them to be accurate. The highest boost mine has shown with the grand prix gtp is 12.2 psi. I think stock is 7 if I remember right and well mine is not stock so I think they are accurate. I couldn't resist the urge to stuff a smaller pulley on the sc to get more go fast.
 

Jimdog420

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Oct 23, 2010
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I'm a small shop owner in orlando and I bought the cheap 20 adapter about. 8 months ago. It works great with the exception of some Ford vehicles get buggy with this particular adapter.

The wow factor alone is awesome when my customers watch me bust out my evo and read and clear their codes.
And the recent ui change torque just received put it over the top.

It doesn't read ABS codes as of yet.

Swyped from a galaxy far far away......
 

tdusen

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I just got a new adapter (same one as before). I was testing and thought for sure I got a bad device. Turns out it's fine. The pairing code changed.

My 1st had a pairing code of 0000, this new one is 6789. After I figured that out, it paired fine, but still couldn't talk to the car ECU.

When I got home, I tested with my 1st device to make sure everything else still worked and it did. So, before complaining, I tried the new device again. This time it worked. I think the difference was that I was in a parking garage during the first test and couldn't get a GPS fix. At home, I did get the GPS fix and everything worked.
 
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