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Old 10-04-2013, 11:55 PM   #1
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Question ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII Scanner thing

Hello everyone,

I would like to get your experiences on the ELM327 OBDII scanners. I just bought a couple (yes the cheap ebay clone ones, but seller assures that they are good quality and work well) . I am having some trouble pairing it up to my Vitz.

I have the Torque pro app and some Scantool app on my computer. Now they both detect the adapter with no problem, but I cannot get any information from the ECU. There's not much information on the web about these adapters so I checked here and some of you have experience with these.

I saw a video on youtube of someone who used this with their Yaris and it was working quite well.

So, my problem is that I cant read anything from the ECU. The app and bluetooth connection seems fine, but I can't get any readings (RPM, speed etc). Any suggestions on what I should try with settings or anything else ? I am really keen to get this to work. Also if the adapters are faulty I want to return them then.

I've got a 2005 Vitz RS 1.5 JDM spec.

Thanks.

here's that link for youtube video:

http://youtu.be/Ev1J5ugnG5c
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:13 AM   #2
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I heard on here that Japanese market cars use a different OBD standard, not OBDII.
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:08 AM   #3
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This thread may help you.
http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47661
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:19 AM   #4
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Japanese Toyotas use M-OBD, rather than OBDII.

The off-the-shelf apps won't work, but the ELM should actually work if commanded properly. Do you have a Windows based laptop that you can connect to the ELM, where I can either send you a custom app, or walk you through some special commands via Hyperterminal to do some testing?

I have actually been wanting to get access to an M-OBD car to test some theories for a device that I have developed.
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:39 PM   #5
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Elm 327

I have an ELM327 and it works great using the Iphone with the application fuzzycar. Sometimes you just have to restart the programs several times to get it to connect.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:03 PM   #6
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I have an ELM327 and it works great using the Iphone with the application fuzzycar. Sometimes you just have to restart the programs several times to get it to connect.
You have a US car, which is OBDII compliant. The OP does not.
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:33 AM   #7
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Hi, do you now somewhere place i can buy the scan bluetooth for my yaris from japan! Thanks for response!
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:22 AM   #8
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Hi, do you now somewhere place i can buy the scan bluetooth for my yaris from japan! Thanks for response!
I personally have not seen any bluetooth or wifi OBD devices that are compatible with Japanese market vehicles (M-OBD, rather than OBDII). The second issue with that would be finding software that supports M-OBD for the phone or tablet you want to use it with.

At this point the best option is the Toyota Techstream system, but that is USB and requires a PC to run the software.
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:51 AM   #9
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I too was disappointed to learn that my Jdm Vitz RS used M-OBD. I also purchased the elm327 on ebay.

CTscott I can be the test person if u want.
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:10 PM   #10
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I also purchased one, although on amazon. Wish it read more sensors, but it does the trick for me. I use it with torque app.
No issues with connectivity on my '07 Sedan.
Remember to remove the adapter every time you turn your car off though, drained my battery overnight!
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:50 PM   #11
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I also purchased one, although on amazon. Wish it read more sensors, but it does the trick for me. I use it with torque app.
No issues with connectivity on my '07 Sedan.
Remember to remove the adapter every time you turn your car off though, drained my battery overnight!
Like I said to someone else above the O.P. and others asking have Asian market Yaris which are not OBDII. All US/Canada market cars are OBDII compliant and therefor do not have the issue of the O.P.
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:12 AM   #12
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Guys, I've discovered an android apps that talks to JDM toyota using ELM327

Its called hobdrive

Its bloody expensive and its very user UNfriendly.
The demo is free and may give you some basic idea of how it is to use.
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:06 AM   #13
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Is Toyota Techstream system compatible with M-OBD? If I am not wrong, it support OBDII protocol the same as elm327
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Is Toyota Techstream system compatible with M-OBD? If I am not wrong, it support OBDII protocol the same as elm327
Techstream supports a few Toyota specific protocols as well as M-OBD and OBDII.
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Old 12-04-2014, 05:32 AM   #15
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Just an update guys, I may have cracked getting Torque(pro) to work with our JDM Vitz. So far I have managed to get it to successfully connect, but its not getting any real time readings. I will be trying out a few more things. Hang tight
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:16 PM   #16
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Try this. This code in the vehicle profile allowed torque pro to read data from most of the sensors in the ECU via an ELM327 reader.



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Old 12-13-2014, 07:00 PM   #17
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n Try this. This code in the vehicle profile allowed torque pro to read data from most of the sensors in the ECU via an ELM327 reader.
Tried it, does not work. What type of adapter are you using ?

I managed to get this other shitty app hOBDrive demo to get some readings, but for some reason I cannot get Torque to get readings.

It's connecting with your code, but no readings. I tried some more codes I got from the net, same result.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:18 PM   #18
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Rakin's NZT240 predates CAN bus (depending on the year). If that is the case, then the comm would be completely different from your 05 Vitz.
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