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    Default OBDII Android App and BlueTooth OBDII scanner

    Many of you have asked what I am using to collected and display OBDII information from my 1998 Jeep.

    I am using the Torque application for my Android smart phone.

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    For well over a year, maybe more than 2, I've been using this 50 OBDII bluetooth adapter that I purchased directly from China. On eBay I think. It's worked great, but it's always a pain getting out of the Jeep because the cord gets caught on my foot.



    So I started looking for one that I could connect to the OBDII port and leave connected. I found this on eBay for 25 and free shipping.

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    I'll need to pair it with my Android and then I'll have full OBDII information at my finger tips while driving, or working on the Jeep!

    -- more to come --

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    Default Re: OBDII Android App and BlueTooth OBDII scanner

    I've been thinking of picking up a Bluetooth adapter like that one, and finding a program I can use when working on my XJ or even other folks vehicles that are OBDII..
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    Well after running this thing for a week, or so, I can say it's great. At Matt's suggestion (as in "I leave my scanner hooked up all the time) I've left this one plugged into the OBDII port. I don't normally drive my Jeep over the weekends, so it sat for a good 3 days and it still started without any hint of drain.

    So now I have OBDII access as long as I have my smart phone with me. Very convenient and the little "nub" is well out of the way and sight!

    A great solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudderoy View Post
    Well after running this thing for a week, or so, I can say it's great. At Matt's suggestion (as in "I leave my scanner hooked up all the time) I've left this one plugged into the OBDII port. I don't normally drive my Jeep over the weekends, so it sat for a good 3 days and it still started without any hint of drain.

    So now I have OBDII access as long as I have my smart phone with me. Very convenient and the little "nub" is well out of the way and sight!

    A great solution.
    Torque is a great application, if you are into horsepower, speed, 1/4 miles times Dynomaster is a great and pretty accurate GPS App as long as you set it up correctly.

    What I want to know is Superchips Vivid Android Tuner why it says only 99-01 4.0 XJs. ZJs is 96 up as well as Wranglers so I would think it would work with a 97+ XJ. We should all email Superchips and ask! I'm emailing to find out. (tech@superchips.com) I just emailed them asking why they don't support 96 up XJs, the more emails the more likely they will get other years supported. I used to live 5 minutes from their Tech Center, about an hour away now.
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    Default Re: OBDII Android App and BlueTooth OBDII scanner

    I should have asked, can a 99-01 ECU be used in a 97-98?

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    Default Re: OBDII Android App and BlueTooth OBDII scanner

    No. The 99-01s were distributorless ignitions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    No. The 99-01s were distributorless ignitions.
    Blah! Another roadblock, maybe it's my sign that I just need to keep stang, save and buy virgin XJ to build.

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    Default Re: OBDII Android App and BlueTooth OBDII scanner

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    No. The 99-01s were distributorless ignitions.
    I think 00-01 are distributor-less. The 1999 is set up like the 1998, different intake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudderoy View Post
    I think 00-01 are distributor-less. The 1999 is set up like the 1998, different intake.
    How hard would it be to switch over to 99-01 If I had a 97?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJexpedition View Post
    How hard would it be to switch over to 99-01 If I had a 97?

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    97 is OBDII I wouldn't change anything.

    I've never done a conversion like that. Just asking for trouble in my opinion.

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    Default Re: OBDII Android App and BlueTooth OBDII scanner

    Quote Originally Posted by Mudderoy View Post
    Many of you have asked what I am using to collected and display OBDII information from my 1998 Jeep.

    I am using the Torque application for my Android smart phone.

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    For well over a year, maybe more than 2, I've been using this 50 OBDII bluetooth adapter that I purchased directly from China. On eBay I think. It's worked great, but it's always a pain getting out of the Jeep because the cord gets caught on my foot.



    So I started looking for one that I could connect to the OBDII port and leave connected. I found this on eBay for 25 and free shipping.

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    I'll need to pair it with my Android and then I'll have full OBDII information at my finger tips while driving, or working on the Jeep!

    -- more to come --
    So that bluetooth adapter works with Torque? I've been looking at getting that same thing and I already have to Torque app. I would love to know what all is going on while on the fly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepin_idaho View Post
    So that bluetooth adapter works with Torque? I've been looking at getting that same thing and I already have to Torque app. I would love to know what all is going on while on the fly!
    Yeppers, works great. I'll probably be ordering another adapter for the TJ, just plug it in and forget it.

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    Default Re: OBDII Android App and BlueTooth OBDII scanner

    my buddy uses one for his but his is just the code reader plugs in the OBDII plug and his phonereads it for any car

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    Default Re: OBDII Android App and BlueTooth OBDII scanner

    Does this app need a data connection to work? I like to keep a spare phone in my Jeep and I have a rooted G1 laying around that functions without a simcard. I figure I could hard mount the phone to that space right of the gauges that looks like they meant for things to be mounted to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joliet Johnny View Post
    Does this app need a data connection to work? I like to keep a spare phone in my Jeep and I have a rooted G1 laying around that functions without a simcard. I figure I could hard mount the phone to that space right of the gauges that looks like they meant for things to be mounted to.
    It shouldn't.

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