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  • can some one recomend a OBD II reader

    Im looking to buy one and i see a few diffrent brands out there but basicly

    I want to be able to hook it up to my laptop
    and then later on
    hook it up in a diffrent car perminetly attached to my carputer

    any suggestions

  • #2
    http://www.obddiagnostics.com/
    System:
    Epia M1000 w/512MB PC2100, Xenarc 700TS, ATI 7500 PCI, OPUS 150 PSU, 2.5 40GB 5400 HDD, 802.11g PCI, Slim Slot DVDR,
    Gyration RF Kybrd, OBDII adpt. + sftwr, XP pro, iGuidance/Royaltek GPS NAV, XMPCR, Kenwd KAC-8401 4 chnl amp, 10" pwd sub

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    • #3
      What if you have OBD 1, is there an interface for that.

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      • #4
        look into www.scantool.net ... the software leaves a little to be desired but the hardware is cheap and they allow other developers to code for their hardware.
        My JeepPC Install

        "there are no stupid questions, just stupid people."

        "it's been agreed the whole world stinks so no one's taking showers anymore"

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        • #5
          ordered mine today

          i hope to entgerage it into the car puter but well see

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          • #6
            which did you order?
            My JeepPC Install

            "there are no stupid questions, just stupid people."

            "it's been agreed the whole world stinks so no one's taking showers anymore"

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            • #7
              http://www.obddiagnostics.com/BR1.jpg

              this one

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              • #8
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                Car PC - If you have to ask why, you'll never understand.
                XAA289.com

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                • #9
                  General question for a newbie:
                  do we get speed info trough the OBD-II port or just diag info?
                  -Mars

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                  • #10
                    Screenshot

                    Screenshot from OBDDiagnostics
                    Attached Files
                    System:
                    Epia M1000 w/512MB PC2100, Xenarc 700TS, ATI 7500 PCI, OPUS 150 PSU, 2.5 40GB 5400 HDD, 802.11g PCI, Slim Slot DVDR,
                    Gyration RF Kybrd, OBDII adpt. + sftwr, XP pro, iGuidance/Royaltek GPS NAV, XMPCR, Kenwd KAC-8401 4 chnl amp, 10" pwd sub

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                    • #11
                      i was looking at at the software for it
                      i didnt see that screen thought

                      where did you get that?

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                      • #12
                        From here. http://www.obddiagnostics.com/ScrnShot/Winscreen.html
                        System:
                        Epia M1000 w/512MB PC2100, Xenarc 700TS, ATI 7500 PCI, OPUS 150 PSU, 2.5 40GB 5400 HDD, 802.11g PCI, Slim Slot DVDR,
                        Gyration RF Kybrd, OBDII adpt. + sftwr, XP pro, iGuidance/Royaltek GPS NAV, XMPCR, Kenwd KAC-8401 4 chnl amp, 10" pwd sub

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                        • #13
                          is installing that hard to do? or does it just simply plug into the cars computer?

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                          • #14
                            is installing that hard to do?
                            Nope


                            does it just simply plug into the cars computer?
                            Yep, Just about that simple!
                            System:
                            Epia M1000 w/512MB PC2100, Xenarc 700TS, ATI 7500 PCI, OPUS 150 PSU, 2.5 40GB 5400 HDD, 802.11g PCI, Slim Slot DVDR,
                            Gyration RF Kybrd, OBDII adpt. + sftwr, XP pro, iGuidance/Royaltek GPS NAV, XMPCR, Kenwd KAC-8401 4 chnl amp, 10" pwd sub

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                            • #15
                              Not so fast ...

                              Different cars have different formats for OBD-II. See the link at http://www.scantool.net/faq/general_...which_protocol to determine which format your two cars use. I was lucky ... the ISO format is used for my Jeep and my Volvo.

                              Suggest you also look at www.obd-2.com for another alternative. That is what I got, and it works GREAT. There is a group buy on this package going on right now at www.swedespeed.com (community forums) for much cheaper than the normal price. Link is here http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=18097 and prices are good until 15 March. I'm not affiliated with anyone running group buy ... I paid full price for mine

                              Hope this helps.

                              Dave

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