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Old 10th January 2015, 17:27   #1066
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No, Windows App too not retrieving data.

In Beat, both Android and Windows Phone App is quite straight forward. Connect the dongle, Pair it to the phone, Start the car and Start the app - Voilà! data retrieval is instantaneous and smooth.
Did a bit of searching in Google, to see anything about the Innova's compatibility with the Torque App + ELM 327 - It says 'Not compatible'.
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Innova's compatibility with the Torque App + ELM 327 - It says 'Not compatible'.
Oops! So that concludes everything.

It is high time that all manufactures should standardise OBD II protocols and dongles.

By the way what are the alternatives available?

Kudos to Mobile manufactures for standardising micro USB port.

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Did a bit of searching in Google, to see anything about the Innova's compatibility with the Torque App + ELM 327 - It says 'Not compatible'.
Yes, the Innova and some other Toyotas (at least the older ones) seem to use a non-OBD2 protocol called Multiplex-OBD (M-OBD). Although the connector is the same, the protocol is not compatible with OBD2-only readers.

One needs a scan tool that is M-OBD compatible, like this advanced PC-based one:

http://dtdauto.com/Product/Product_d...I%20Scan_E.htm

Bluetooth-enabled basic ones that work with smartphones should also be available, but they don't seem to be common.

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It is high time that all manufactures should standardise OBD II protocols and dongles.
I guess this has already been done in many markets (including India) for new cars rolling out of the factory. It's only some of the earlier ones that aren't OBD2 compliant and I believe not much can be done about this now.

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Could anyone tell me the reason for this error code.

Surprisingly, on the last OBD scan, there were two errors and now just this.
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Could anyone tell me the reason for this error code.

Surprisingly, on the last OBD scan, there were two errors and now just this.
Please mention which car? A google search with car model and error code will give you a lot of information.
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Please mention which car? A google search with car model and error code will give you a lot of information.
Sorry, forgot to mention the details.

Car is a Figo Petrol. I tried checking the code via the Torque app itself which re-directs to a page which shows the details, but it said no such error code available.

Edit: Googled it and seems like a odo error due to oversize tires.

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Could anyone tell me the reason for this error code.

Surprisingly, on the last OBD scan, there were two errors and now just this.
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Edit: Googled it and seems like a odo error due to oversize tires.
Did a bit of giggling with the "Code+Ford+Figo".

Was redirected to the "The Automotive Indian forum". Hope it helps.

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At first I was little shocked but then when I looked up the code on Internet - was relaxed

The code was : B2680 ( Odometer Changed ).
The search result provided a pdf document on Ford Figo General Service Bulletin which says :

"Should the Technician during PDI, detect the following Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) stored in the Power Control Module (PCM):*

• B2680-60: Odometer Changed.*

and the fault code cannot be cleared with the IDS.*Do NOT to replace the Instrument Cluster (IC) or carry out any repairs as it does not affect the performance of the vehicle.

Thought of sharing it in case anyone noticed the same
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...ures-figo.html
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Old 16th February 2015, 21:38   #1073
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Picked up a Elm 327 mini obd 2 reader today but my joy was shortlived. I have a Dec 2011 Swift Zdi and the adapter doesn't seem to be working.

This is what's happening:
As soon as the OBD II reader is plugged in,the torque app detects the adapter and I get the following messages on top left corner of the screens:
Checking protocols
Checking protocols automatic
Checking Protocols:lots of data like iso,baud etc etc

As this is happening,on the top right corner I see 3 solid blue icons.

This goes on for a minute and then on the top left corner I see 'Connecting to device' (one of the 3 solid blue icons disappears) after which it fails to connect unless i remove and plug the device in again.

I'm using a Nexus 5 with Torque lite app. The same device+phone+app combo works perfectly on my cousins 2013 Chevrolet Sail and I can see a lot of data.

What could be going wrong here ?

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As this is happening, on the top right corner I see 3 solid blue icons.

This goes on for a minute and then on the top left corner I see 'Connecting to device' (one of the 3 solid blue icons disappears) after which it fails to connect unless i remove and plug the device in again.
Try deleting the OBD pairing and re-pair.

The solid blue icons:
1) GPS
2) Mobile App functioning
3) Bluetooth pairing of mobile and Dongle
4) Live feed from ECU

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All these must not be blinking.

Last but not the least - Reinstall the Torque App.

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Try deleting the OBD pairing and re-pair.

The solid blue icons:
1) GPS
2) Mobile App functioning
3) Bluetooth pairing of mobile and Dongle
4) Live feed from ECU

All these must not be blinking.

Last but not the least - Reinstall the Torque App.
Tried it all. Repaired the device,reinstalled torque and also tried ScanMaster,Fun2Drive and a few other apps,none of them connect except Torque.
It holds the connection for a minute or so after which it says connecting to device and doesn't connect until i replug. Once replugged the same cycle repeats

On the Chevy Sail I saw 4 icons once it was running,in my car it only shows 3
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It holds the connection for a minute or so after which it says connecting to device and doesn't connect until i replug. Once replugged the same cycle repeats

On the Chevy Sail I saw 4 icons once it was running,in my car it only shows 3

Which is the exact device you have? I have tried multiple devices + multiple cars + multiple endpoints be it phone tablet or laptop. There will be a difference in the OBD protocol in the swift which the OBD reader is not comfortable with. By comfortable I mean to say that the OBD readers we get are clones of the actual ELM 327. Though it is meant to function like the ELM, there could be bugs specific to certain OBD protocols, or the device you have got could have an issue with it. For example, one of the devices I have has a problem with connection drops every alternate time. The device has to be paired again to work properly.

What you could try is install scanmaster in your laptop and check the connection. Compared to the connection set up by phones, I have seen that the laptop gives a much reliable connection. At least by these things you can rule out the possibilities or corner the fault.
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Which is the exact device you have?
This one:
http://www.ebay.in/itm/281556869492?...84.m1439.l2649


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What you could try is install scanmaster in your laptop and check the connection. Compared to the connection set up by phones, I have seen that the laptop gives a much reliable connection. At least by these things you can rule out the possibilities or corner the fault.
I installed scanmaster on my laptop but the connection to elm device failed. Initially I got a 'No COM port' error so changed the interface to bluetooth. Is that right option ?
If its indeed the device itself,which one should I buy next ? I see ebay listings from as less as 500 to 2.5k

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Do buy this type of tyre reader. To me it looks like the fault is at the dongle.

Have been using this once since 4 years. No issues whatsoever.

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Vgate-Scan-An...item19ebc13dce
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Do buy this type of tyre reader. To me it looks like the fault is at the dongle.

Have been using this once since 4 years. No issues whatsoever.

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Vgate-Scan-An...item19ebc13dce
Will it not interfere with your left leg when using the clutch ? Sent a msg to the seller asking if it'll work,he's saying it wont' work with Swift VDi,he's not sure of ZDi

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I installed scanmaster on my laptop but the connection to elm device failed. Initially I got a 'No COM port' error so changed the interface to bluetooth. Is that right option ?
If its indeed the device itself,which one should I buy next ? I see ebay listings from as less as 500 to 2.5k
Don't change the device immediately. I have used this mini reader in Skoda's, my WagonR and Dzire. First rule out all other factors. Scanmaster in laptop is pretty straight forward. Once you pair the OBD reader, windows recognises as a COM port and assigns a COM port id to it. This can be COM1, COM2 etc so when you connect the device, remember the port number. In scanmaster, you select the same COM port or set as auto detect. Same applies to the OBD protocol selection. If automatic protocol detection doesn't happen, then try choosing the protocol manually. IIRC it's ISO9141 or ISO15765.

Some Samsung phones were having communication issues with specific devices so not sure if this was resolved. Also, it is acknowledged that the latest android versions are a little problematic with such applications. Hence do try to connect with Laptop or some other phone and check. If you want to try the one I have currently, I can lend my device to you in case you stay in South Bengaluru.
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