Has anyone successfully used ELM327 OBD module to read none ECU can messages.
As part of my CarPC project I need a method to replace the Climate Controls and Steering Controls both od which are integrated into the Car's CANBUS via the OEM head unit!!!.
The car is a UK Vauxhall VXR8 and no-one does any unit here that allows the OEM H/U (which is a pile of Pooo). Crap Audio, BlueTooth can't pair with iPhone, No Sat Nav as std and The OEM unit is a) an old tech DVD unit with HIGH price tag at circa £3500!!!!
I have a ELM 327 ODBII scanner (Scan XL Device) however is seems to filter out none ecu can messages.
If this a no-go has found a cheap usb or serial generic canbus reader?
I have most (though not all) of the HVAC (Climate Control A/C), Steering Wheel codes.
The plan is to use a Laptop to develop a CAN OPC (OLE for Process Control) server for the HVAC and steering controls.
The only ones I have so far are targeted either embedded can controllers or Industrial applications and are priced to match.
Then Once it is working install a ITX based PC and junk the OEM head unit for a touchscreen enabled 7in display.