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    OBD 2 scanner ELM327

    Hi guys

    I want to buy a OBD2 scanner to check things out on my car.
    The cheapest I can find is a little unit for R10 or so.
    http://www.dx.com/p/elm327-bluetooth...A#.WHd2QRt97Dc
    http://www.dx.com/p/super-mini-elm32...g#.WHd2cBt97Dc
    Are these things legit or are they kak?

    Is there something better I should get? I dont want to spend more than say R250.


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    Re: OBD 2 scanner ELM327

    I bought a similar one, but couldn't get a free app that supported it, and didn't want to spend money on an app to see that it still didn't work.

    What car do you plan on using it on. Technically it should be ODB2 universal, but sometimes things don't work out like that.


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    Re: OBD 2 scanner ELM327

    Quote Originally Posted by AceSwiftShooter View Post
    Hi guys

    I want to buy a OBD2 scanner to check things out on my car.
    The cheapest I can find is a little unit for R10 or so.
    http://www.dx.com/p/elm327-bluetooth...A#.WHd2QRt97Dc
    http://www.dx.com/p/super-mini-elm32...g#.WHd2cBt97Dc
    Are these things legit or are they kak?

    Is there something better I should get? I dont want to spend more than say R250.


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    Zasstra had them on special 2 days or so ago for R220. The free app is called Torque its in the Play store.
    They do work. Note if it has firmware under 1.4 its a real one. IF its 1.5 its a clone dog bastard but still works.
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    Re: OBD 2 scanner ELM327

    It's a golf 5 gti. Should work.

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    Re: OBD 2 scanner ELM327

    Quote Originally Posted by sal12345 View Post
    Zasstra had them on special 2 days or so ago for R220. The free app is called Torque its in the Play store.
    They do work. Note if it has firmware under 1.4 its a real one. IF its 1.5 its a clone dog bastard but still works.
    I suppose there's no way to check the firmware until you have it in your hands?
    How did you find this out?

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    Re: OBD 2 scanner ELM327

    Quote Originally Posted by AceSwiftShooter View Post
    I suppose there's no way to check the firmware until you have it in your hands?
    How did you find this out?

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    I was looking for one a while back. Most everyone you get here is 1.5.. Zasstra even advertises their units as V1.5 thinking its a good thing.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELM327
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    Re: OBD 2 scanner ELM327

    I see there are many brands of the elm327 on that site. No idea which is the best. I searched "obd" and this popped up lol https://www.zasttra.com/products/vag...gyn-instrument

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    Re: OBD 2 scanner ELM327

    My obd reader doesnt work on all cars, even if its the same brand, for example, it works on a jetta 1.9tdi, but doesnt work on a kombi 1.9tdi(same year), found a bunch of cars it works on, so yes luck of the draw, and i use torque pro(its like r50 in ay store), or you can just test the free version of torque and see if it works with your adapter, before going and buying the pro one

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    Re: OBD 2 scanner ELM327

    reading up is getting interesting!
    https://www.elmelectronics.com/products/ics/obd/
    see chart for different firmware versions.

    I think i might get this one, it is v2.1
    https://www.zasttra.com/products/min...ore_info_block
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    Re: OBD 2 scanner ELM327

    I ordered 1 from ebay for my 1.4 Polo Vivo, still waiting...

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