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  • orangeboy
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    Can any one recomend an app for iPhone that works like a car diagnostic tool
    I’d want to reset / clear fault Codes not just read them

    legend
    Member

    Unless your cars diagnostics work by bluetooth, you’ll need a way of connecting the iphone before you need an app

    Premier Icon Rusty Mac
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    A lad a work showed me a Bluetooth widget available on eBay they plugs into an OBD2 port but I didn’t see an app for apple, just android and windows.

    Duno if this link will work as I am on my phone

    Bluetooth Super Mini Android ELM327 OBD2 OBDII 1.5 Car Diagnostic CANBUS Tool UK

    http://bit.ly/1cOjA6S

    orangeboy
    Member

    Blue tooth bit is easy , but as above all I found was windows/ android stuff

    trail_rat
    Member

    You can buy tools to do what you ask for between 6 and 30 quid depending on car. Why does it need to be done by your phone specifically ?

    Premier Icon Rusty Mac
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    Could you do Bluetooth to a laptop or netbook? Most come with a disk and computer program.

    orangeboy
    Member

    The cheaper tools seem to be car or at least make specific
    An app seemed a nice easy way to go about it

    My laptop died and not seen the point in replacing it

    legend
    Member

    Didn’t realise (mostly cause I didn’t think there was a need for) that you could easily get a bluetooth adapter

    trail_rat – Member
    You can buy tools to do what you ask for between 6 and 30 quid depending on car. Why does it need to be done by your phone specifically ?

    many of them are utter-garbage though. E.g mine will only give a code of 01/01 N/A….. useful

    trail_rat
    Member

    Aye well if you buy with your eyes closed 9/10times youll get shite.

    Research. , mines works fine with obdII cars , diagnosed a buggered cps and a lambda as the reason my mates car didnt run and that my trucks fuel pump wasnt buggered 🙂

    But many faults with cars wont register a fault or can trigger a false code so following a code reader blindly is an expensive game.

    legend
    Member

    trail_rat – Member
    Aye well if you buy with your eyes closed 9/10times youll get shite.

    So what happens if you buy one recommended by a popular intarweb forum and its still shit?

    Nice assumption though

    orangeboy
    Member

    Maybe. I should ask what stand alone reader is best on a budget

    bencooper
    Member

    You can get Bluetooth OBD2 widgets, but because of Apple’s locked-in Bluetooth, most of them won’t work with the iPhone. You can get WiFi OBD2 widgets too, and they do work.

    The best app is DashCommand, but it’s not cheap – look on the App Store for OBD2 to find others.

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