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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by A3 T, Feb 3, 2013.

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    Its just a sales pitch, they are the same.


    I was thinking it was the phone connection at first but i can even get it to work with the laptop using the supplied software. I was then thinking it was that its not compatible with the car but its not working on the any other car :(
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    Maybe yours is just faulty then?
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    Its a bit hard to explain but the phone seems to connect to the adapter but wont read from the car.


    Ill try and make a video ;)
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    I've also come across this video that's got me thinking:



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    Well I will happily sit on the fence till you manage to work it all out and then jump in once its all sorted :)

    So good luck dude hope you get it up n running asap!
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    Well so far you seem to be the only one interested.....lol
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    one thing to note is that the iPhone will only work over Wifi, not Bluetooth.
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    whats the best app for iPhone ?
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    A standard iphone will only work over wifi ;)

    Here's a video showing how its meant to work:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOZ-YxqC8_g


    But even if that was the case i should still be able to connect using my laptop :think:
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    So has anyone got one of these working with an iphone?
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    I have a elm 327 wifi one working with my iPhone as far as I'm aware you can't use the Bluetooth version with apple devices only android.
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    Cool thanks for that so can I ask which obd adapter you have and what app are you using on the iphone?
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    This is the obd adaptor I'm using.

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    I used rev, dash commander and FUZZYcar but they are all **** to be honest I'm just glad I tried before I bought any of them.
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    V helpful mate thanks for that, so in regards to the apps are any of them free? and are they not good at all?
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    The apps are very laggy for real time data and not all the parameters are recorded for logging also I have found for the diagnostic side it only looks at the emissions side of things and the engine management light. I know I have 2 faults on my car 1 with the hvac (sp) flap on the passenger side and the other with the passenger door lock and these don't come up on the apps. At best the apps are only good for resetting the engine management light when it comes on as long as you know what the fault is showing.

    This is just my opinion, I have not seen the apps for free I think FUZZYcar is the cheapest then rev then dash commander. Rev has a lite app that is free but it doesn't do the diagnostics.
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    That's where ROQYBT4 comes in, It allows you to use bluetooth on iphones ;)


    But that still wouldn't explain why it still wont work on a laptop.




    Maybe i should try one of those big black adapters like the one you have pictured.



    Do you know if its v1.4 or 1.5 ?
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    Update.....


    I managed to get this to work today.


    What you need to do is set up rogyby with the ignition off then setup dashcommand with the ignition on.


    I still think my adapter is faulty as i keep loosing the bluetooth signal and it doesn't correct itself until i unplug the adapter and plug it back in.


    Another thing is that i know I've got a fault code stored as it shows up with vagcom but dashcommand is telling me i don't have any.


    Does anyone know any other good apps ?
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    I bough mine from this seller but the one in your link looks the same:


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Super-Mini-OBD2-ELM327-V1-5-Bluetooth-Car-Scanner-Android-Torque-Auto-Scan-Tool-/121052535105?clk_rvr_id=447249055543&ssPageName=ADME%3AL%3AOU%3AGB%3A3160&afsrc=1&nma=true&si=p%252FouCTs21z3B10%252BIzJ6RDaWllhY%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


    But like i said it keeps dropping signal so I'm thinking of giving this one a try:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wireless-Bluetooth-Car-ELM327-OBD2-OBDII-Diagnostic-Interface-Scanner-PC-Android-/150830767530?pt=UK_Diagnostic_Tools_Equipment&hash=item231e36ddaa



    And here is a link to the dashcommand app:


    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/dashcommand-obd-ii-gauge-dashboards/id321293183?mt=8


    And Rev:

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rev/id302420711?mt=8





    You'll also need to have your iphone jailbroken so you can install RoqyBT4 :

    http://www.roqy-bluetooth.net/wp/?page_id=155




    If your phones not jailbroken then you'll need a obd wifi adapter (not the bluetooth one that I've linked to) like shariain has pictured.


    Hope this helps ;)
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    I managed to get rev to work (still keeps dropping signal) but that didn't find any fault codes either.


    The fault code i know i have because vagcom picks it up is:



    17705 - Pressure Drop between Turbo and Throttle Valve (check D.V.!)
    P1297 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent



    Could it be that the code is vag specific and this other software only picks up generic fault codes ?
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    I think they only pick up on emission based fault codes that put the engine management light on.
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    Hmmm.... That's not what they say in their sales pitch.

    You would think dashcommand would do a better job as it's from the same people that make scanxl software.
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