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    I thinking of getting this one http://www.autotap.com/autotap_windows_products.html. It has Enhanced Powertrain Data for Chrysler

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    Quote Originally Posted by CygnusA
    I have been happy with my OBDScan from www.ghg.net/dharrison. It's universal with nice software for troubleshooting and now they have a CAN interface too.

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    Nice! Quick question.. Do you know if it's possible to use this tool with other software packages? For example this one:
    http://autoenginuity.com/
    In download section..

    Or do all of these manufacturers make it so their soft is only compatible with their scanners?
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    Well this one publishes the interface schematics, message frame structure, and example code to help anyone who wants to build their own compatible hardware and/or software.

    http://www.obddiagnostics.com/

    Seems like the way to go if you don't like what's available and you want to write your own...

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    Newb ? here!!!

    im just getting into this obd2 scanning .......


    With units like digimoto, autoenginuity, and such devices can you use their software and also code your own programs as well ....

    looking for a unit that may come wwith some nice software to start but also for me to have the ability to some time code my own!!!!!?1??

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    I've been trying to figure out whether all the hardware devices use the API published by a couple of different sources. It seems like they should all use it, but you never know until someone tries it.

    Anyone have definite knowledge on this? Can all the different devices basically use some generic software, or are they proprietary?

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    Each hardware device has it's own API.
    The only thing that is "generic - OBD2" is the protocol to connect to the vehicle (between hardware box and vehicle). Not between hardware box and PC.

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    Thanks for the info.

    So how are people getting the API's to interface with their particular device?

    The only API's I've seen published are these:
    http://www.obddiagnostics.com/obdinfo/info.html
    http://www.ghg.net/dharrison/OBDScanAPI.PDF

    They seem to be exactly the same, but never mention that they are compatible.

    Anyone know of any other hardware with the API available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prometheusg
    Thanks for the info.

    So how are people getting the API's to interface with their particular device?

    The only API's I've seen published are these:
    http://www.obddiagnostics.com/obdinfo/info.html
    http://www.ghg.net/dharrison/OBDScanAPI.PDF

    They seem to be exactly the same, but never mention that they are compatible.

    Anyone know of any other hardware with the API available?
    www.obd2.com

    J2534 802.11b Interface with API to be released within next 2 months.
    Will conform to Feb '02 SAE J2534.

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    Goddammit... where's the ODB-I scanners? :P
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    Hi jyaron, good to see you here.

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