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Best blue tooth code reader?

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by OBX Shred Mobile, Dec 7, 2023.

  1. Dec 7, 2023 at 11:00 AM
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    OBX Shred Mobile

    OBX Shred Mobile [OP] New Member

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    Anyone have a blue tooth code reader they really like?
     
  2. Dec 7, 2023 at 1:01 PM
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    TrueTexas

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    I have a Bludriver but wouldn't recommend it since you cannot read transmission fluid temps on Toyotas with it. Makes it worthless for changing the tranny fluid. Learned this the hard way in the middle of changing the tranny fluid ony daughters Camry. Had to do the clown dance procedure jumping the obd2 pins and shifting back and forth from neutral to drive until the light came on.

    I think I'm going to get a Scangauge or ultragauge before either of our cars needs it's next tranny fluid change.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2023 at 1:23 PM
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    icebear

    icebear Recovering Kia Owner

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    https://www.carscanner.info/choosing-obdii-adapter/

    I found this site (associated with the iOS/Android app) to be informative on what to get, what not to get but I haven’t bought one yet.

    I had a $30 VeePeak-brand one that worked for around 1.5-2 years of rare use before dying a mysterious death so I wouldn't get that again.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2023 at 1:37 PM
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    kmeeg

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    I had this one and it works "ok". But when reading live data the connection disconnects.
    upload_2023-12-7_14-33-46.png


    Now I have wired scanners. Scanguage 2 is full time connected.
    upload_2023-12-7_14-36-57.png

    I also have this cheap wired Autel one to help others.
    upload_2023-12-7_14-36-7.png
     
    Spare Parts likes this.
  5. Dec 7, 2023 at 8:23 PM
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    negusm

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  6. Dec 8, 2023 at 9:08 AM
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    Nubes

    Nubes Toyota Addict

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    I bought a cheap($25) ELM327 compatible adapter and bought the Torque Pro app for Android. I can read and clear codes and I setup a real-time info dashboard to monitor transmission temps when towing.
     

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