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I have just bought a cheap Konnwei Bluetooth OBD dongle. Unfortunately I can't seem to get it to work with my Ion - things connect briefly, then drop the connection again. The same dongle works fine in my Ford Focus Xetec 1.6 diesel. I have tried Canion, Torque and Dash Commander with it.

Is it possible there is a fault with the OBD socket in my Ion? Is there an easy way of checking, without spending loads of money on a more expensive dongle?
OBDLink / Re: Steering check no obdb fault code
« Last post by EMC on Yesterday at 07:42:34 AM »
The problem I have is I have a steering check indication is displayed on car display . But no fault code when connecting scantool . I know scan tool  is working as it can detect a disconnected Glow plug, and shows correct fault code. Help ! ::)

Scantool SX, purchased January 2016, Windows 10, 2004 Renault Megane CC, 1.9 Dci ,UK, diesel 4 cyclinder.
Yes.  I was referring to Key OFF / Engine OFF.

If I want to know if a driver has left a light on or a door unlocked, I can only do this once the driver has left the car so would have to generate a query X minutes after they driver has left the car. This would simply be triggered by as timer .   It would only consist of one set of queries X minutes after a journey so draining a battery would be somewhat restricted although  see your point.  I have already come across some OBD plug-ins that can drain the battery if the car is left unattended for a few weeks (going on Holiday for example).

I might also want to periodical query the door locks, status of lights, seat-belts etc. while the engine is running but to my knowledge this is acceptable with Key ON / Engine Running (as long as there aren't too many queries like this).

Can I ask, is a query issued on the CANbus (via OBD) considered a transmit.   A transmit to me is actually trying to change the value of a PID as distinct from issuing a query to obtain the current value of PID.  This may just be semantics as I will only ever be accessing the OBD as a Read-only Listener (even though I am transmitting a query via the OBD) and will only ever alter data by means of clearing the DTCs which I known is possible via one of the OBD modes.

Developer Forum / Re: GM/Opel MS-CAN (Pin 3+11)
« Last post by chalky78 on Yesterday at 02:48:19 AM »
Hi Shawn,

Please could you ask if there's any update to this? Sorry to push, but I'm holding up production of our interfaces depending upon this.

OBDLink LX / Re: OBDLink LX and Android radio
« Last post by rfunder on Yesterday at 12:50:45 AM »

I have no problem in changing the pin on the radio to 1234.
But I don't get prompted at any point. The radio only supports 4 digit pin, and for some reason it looks like it gets "confused" by the 6 digit request by the OBDlink.
OBDLink MX Bluetooth / Re: Wheel speed sensors
« Last post by Shawnf350 on February 07, 2016, 08:11:13 PM »
I can't guarantee a PID is definitely supported without  connecting to a vehicle,  but the Obdlink app does have User Defined GM PIDs including wheel speed sensors.

General OBD Questions / Re: Elm327 Firwmare Down???
« Last post by Shawnf350 on February 07, 2016, 07:58:10 PM »
If your tool isn't an Obdlink we don't provide support .
I would suggest you contact your Ebay seller.

OBDLink LX / Re: Causes check engine codes
« Last post by Shawnf350 on February 07, 2016, 07:56:09 PM »
Ok..obdlink app.
A P0420 would take a while to come up.
I would suggest going into communication settings and changing the protocol from automatic to the one used by you Suzuki.
You can check for that when connected go to settings then information.

General OBD Questions / Elm327 Firwmare Down???
« Last post by ozkan331 on February 07, 2016, 01:53:11 PM »
Hi Guys.

I have got a Ford Mondeo 1997. I bought bluetooth mini obd2 elm327 version 2.1 in and this item came to me but didnt work 2.1 in my car. I want to down this firmware to version 1.5.
Elm327 version 1.5 is working in my car. How can i down my mini elm327's firmware from 2.1 to 1.5????
DashCommand / Re: Why won't this work
« Last post by abre on February 07, 2016, 01:30:35 PM »
Type of iPhone doesn't matter the layout is always the same...
So to check the WiFi settings
Go to settings
Select WiFI
Connect to your OBD WiFi then select the blue i (info) icon there you will see the IP, Subnet, Router and DNS addresses of your connection.

Config mode on the ODB is better done on a laptop (from my experience).  On the OBD press the button 3 times then connect to the WiFi and then in your browser go to

The settings in DC are under settings, scroll down to connection and there is a setting for OBD-II data port, this is set on default to Auto, select and input the IP as and port 35000.

Hope that helps
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