What do you need?
- Android device, PC, or laptop (does not work with Apple products!)
- App / program: eg ScanMaster, Torque, OBD Car Doctor
- A car that is compatible with OBD2 or EOBD.
Connecting the step-by-step plan OBD2 Bluetooth scanner
If you are looking for an easy and effective way to discover the problems that your vehicle is presenting, the scanner is one of the tools that can help you diagnose the health status of your car. Today and thanks to electronics, it is much more convenient to perform tests to determine these faults, in this article we will detail in 6 steps how to make a diagnosis with an automotive scanner in the engine of a vehicle.
1. The scanners are powered by themselves and recover the codes automatically. Some show only demo codes; quite the contrary, other scanners can interact with a computer through a USB cable. As you become familiar with an automotive scanner and the manual, you can use methods such as making lists of definitions of OBD-II codes. You’ll have to refer to them later.
2. Find the link connection diagnostic data in your vehicle. On most vehicles, this can be found under the instrument panel and between the accelerator pedal and the panel on the left. In some cars, this exit is exposed, while others do not. You should look for a receiver normally the port of 16 pins molded of black plastic
3. Connect the automotive scanner for the diagnostic data connection. Some small variations will start at this step of the test due to differences in the OBD-II scanner. Continuing with the diagnostic test, I will list the general steps to complete the test.
4. Start the vehicle. Some scanners only require power, but others may need the engine to be revolutionizing. If you use a scanner that does not have an “auto-ignition” switch, turn it on. Take a second to wait for the codes to appear on the scanner.
5. Scroll through the codes and the difference between what is a problem and what is pending. Manufacturers have additional codes specific to their vehicles. If you can not find the description of the code in a manual, you may have to look for definitions on the manufacturer’s website.
6. Turn off the automotive scanner and the vehicle. Open the bonnet (engine cover) and look at the engine compartment to be able to look for areas that require further examination. If the scanner reports an unknown error, it is best to go to the mechanic.
You have up to 1 minute to connect your device to the Bluetooth scanner after the Bluetooth scanner has stopped in the OBD2 port. So prepare yourself well.
If you have followed the above steps, you are connected/linked. Please note: you must clearly state with your Bluetooth settings on your device that it is paired with the Bluetooth scanner.
Once you have established the Bluetooth connection, you can open the program you have chosen.
Note: some programs are suitable for both Bluetooth and WiFi. You must then set Bluetooth in the program.