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    Hi all. What's the word on the street about the http://www.digimoto.com/ units? I have a miata and I'm looking towards this unit. Any thoughts??

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    what kind OBDII code reader needed ? simple one or advanced one ?
    if looking for functions just with reader and erase error OBDII/OBD2 codes, you can refer to BANNED

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyFitz
    Something new from Scantool: ElmScan 5 supports all OBD-II protocols and ships with a number of compatible programs. $139.95

    http://www.scantool.net/products/elmscan_5.htm
    I am a distributor for scantool.net, and I also develop the most advanced software for their ELM-based hardware. You can order directly from them and receive some very limited demo software, or you can order a kit from us which is bundled with our very popular ProScan software. You can also get a $5 rebate from us by specifying "mp3car rebate" in the note section of your payment. Our ElmScan 5 kits are on sale for $149.99 right now, so with the mp3car rebate, you'll only spend $5 more and you'll receive a lifetime of ProScan upgrades and support. Its a no-brainer.

    Our web site: http://www.MyScanTool.com

    Let us know how we can improve ProScan for you guys. Also, please contact me via my web site if you have any important comments or questions as I can't keep an eye on every thread.

    Thank you,
    David Gore
    Developer of ProScan OBD-II Scan Tool Software
    http://www.MyScanTool.com

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    for simple OBDII reader, refer to autosvs.com

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    just puchased 1 of these:

    http://www.tooltopia.com/index.asp?P...D&ProdID=10964

    I'm pretty happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProScan
    Let us know how we can improve ProScan for you guys. Also, please contact me via my web site if you have any important comments or questions as I can't keep an eye on every thread.

    Thank you,
    David Gore
    Developer of ProScan OBD-II Scan Tool Software
    http://www.MyScanTool.com
    Does the ElmScan 5 hardware have a SDK or documentation available so that I can write my own piece of software to query it?

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rootus
    Does the ElmScan 5 hardware have a SDK or documentation available so that I can write my own piece of software to query it?
    There is -- check the datasheet. Unfortunately the ELM327 commands are proprietary and you'd have to write the driver yourself. Instead, consider using J2534 API. It's a standard driver for vehicle interfaces created and published by the society of automotive engineers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyoravec
    There is -- check the datasheet. Unfortunately the ELM327 commands are proprietary and you'd have to write the driver yourself. Instead, consider using J2534 API. It's a standard driver for vehicle interfaces created and published by the society of automotive engineers.
    Doese the "J2354 API" free version ? Have you ever tried it with the ELM327 ? THANK YOU

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    In theory somebody could write a PassThru (SAE J2534) driver that hides the communication details. In reality there is no driver or SDK for the ELM, so each developer must hack something together that handles bits and bytes on the serial port.

    If instead you use a tool like Mongoose you can use the J2534 driver functions to connect, send and receive messages, setup periodic messages, and apply message filters. The device driver should be responsible for the implementation details; you just want to "get on the network".

    The driver should be provided (free) by the vehicle interface manufacturer for their hardware -- you're not charged for printer drivers either. Interface manufacturers can purchase the J2534 specification from SAE for about $50. There are no royalties or other fees. It's an open international standard that isn't supported by lowest-end devices like ELM.

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    ok so no one answered the question.. cheapest obd-2 device i can use on my 04 civic. to interface with my car pc.

    please let me know. thank you

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