• Scott Brown

Check Engine Light On? Check the Code Super Easy!!

Engine light on on your dash? Check engine light that comes and goes every now and then but never when you take it to mechanic. This might be the answer for you. You have a mother or a sister or a daughter that is not a short drive away to help when they have car problems... That was kinda sexist.. This might be for a brother or father too.. It even made it easier for me to help others easier. Now when some one asks about a check engine light, I can easily plug this into the OBD 2 connector in almost any vehicle that is 1996 and newer With OBD2 or CAN systems.

Cheap OBD2 reader

I received the Bluetooth OBD 2 reader in the mail that I ordered online.(Ebay: https://ebay.to/2myrtL0 Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LMbp6q) It arrived super fast too.

I opened the box and set it all out piece by piece (unbox YT vid below). At first I was kind of disapointed. I was thinking to my self, 'How is the software going to be packaged in this little box?' At nearly the bottom of the package was a small cd. I inserted the small oddly shaped disc in to my computer. I opened the file on my computer. The file contained OBD 2 Scan Tool software for Android, IOs, and Windows. I chose the android file and download the apk file for Toque. Torque is super easy use and has all the info I usually need for minor diagnostics. Read codes, see minor detail like RPM, IAT, O2s switch, coolant temp, etc.

before we get to far into this. The Blue Tooth reader I am using is a cheap online special (Ebay: https://ebay.to/2myrtL0 Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LMbp6q) Konnwei KW902. It will be very similar to many cheap Bluetooth OBD 2 readers you buy on sites like Ebay & Amazon.

Torque app on phone

OBD2 Bluetooth Power on

After installing Torque on my phone. I connected the OBD2 device to my Bluetooth on my phone. (Check out my youtube vid 'Setting up', vid below) I am a cheap ass so I am still using a S5 and the S9 is getting old. lol. If you want to send me a better phone, let me know. Jk.. unless you wanna.. Getting back on track.. The OBD 2 reader has to be plugged into a DLC that works properly. If you have bad wiring to your DLC you might have probs with this reader.

Oh yea.. make sure the OBD2 reader is powered on too!

With the reader plugged in and power on if possible, turn the vehicle on or to the 'on position' Vehicle does not need to be running to check codes and monitors but needs to be running to se minor live data. As soon as I see a RPM reading on my device I know the reader has connected to the OBD2 system.

You can check for codes and pending codes from the easy to read menu. It is so easy to use I had my daughter demonstrate for you! Take a look at the vid below.

Hopefully this helps someone out and please make sure to click my links, like my FB and YT!

Easy to read OBD2

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