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OBD II cheap as cheaps, works well.
on 9 March 2014
This is a cheap chinese clone as the OEM central chip costs more than this unit, BUT it works well.
For other seekers after engine truths here are some findings.
- Vehicle: Rover 75 2.5L KV6 2000 Conny, it works, despite not working in some of these early models as OBD was not fully implemented in some cars. Would recommend an angled OBD extension cable ( a fiver on fleabay) as the unit sticks down and is in the way of your legs.
iPhone OS 7 and iPad 2: The unit offered DHCP on connect to it's wifi, so connected correctly immediately without manually setting the IP and so on.
Application: I tried all the free apps available, OBD Doctor offered the quickest working solution showing most of what I wanted. I have yet to get others, such as Rev or Engine Link working as they probably expected a different unit IP, easy enough to set in the iphone settings manually when I have more time.
Instructions: Mini CD with junk on it. Dont bother. Below is the information you need if DHCP does not work for you:
1) Plug it in to the ODB2 port under your dash and set the car key to the ON position (don't have to start the engine straight away on some vehicles as some data will be read) Start the car to read more data. Wifi should work even if the ignition is off. Be aware that if left connected there will be a small battery drain.
2) Find the ELM wireless network on your iPhone (settings - wifi) - mine said "CLKDevices" click connect.
3) In iphone wifi settings change from DHCP to static if you do not connect and receive an IP and a connection automatically;
IP 192.168.0.5 (any ip other than .10 should work) Subnet 255.255.255.0 Router 192.168.0.10 (you can probably leave this blank)
4) In your app connect to "192.168.0.10" and "port 35000" if required.
Some users report that the wifi requires a password, mine did not as it was open, if so try 12345678
When finished unplug the unit and reset your iPhone settings to your home wifi requirements.
For just short of £15 this is a marvel. 4 stars as the instructions are dismal, but google is your friend! If you want to know what those nagging fault codes on your car mean, investigate misfires and so on without paying enormous garage fees or just be geeky and monitor everything except the state of the ashtray get one!