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garyasta

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#238171 5-Jul-2018 15:16
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I have a 2004 Toyota Prius new New Zealand and am looking for an OBD2 code scanner and suitable Anroid app. Anyone any ideas?


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floydbloke
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  #2049886 5-Jul-2018 15:35
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I have an elcheapo chinese one that I think I paid $10 or so for and with the free Torque Lite app and some internet searching was able to successfully look up and clear a code on a 2007 Suzuki SX4.





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  #2049919 5-Jul-2018 16:00
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Thanks!

 

Am looking for one suitable for Prius and able to check HV batteries.


 
 
 
 


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  #2049927 5-Jul-2018 16:17
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I have had a few over years but none would read the Toyota imports. Most Toyota Imports have different standard.  Last year I bought an Icarsoft unit and that one does read the the Toyota imports like my Toyota Corolla Spacio. They have several units so need to make sure you get the correct one

 

https://www.icarsoft.com/Product/s-336-iCarsoft_Multi_system_Scanner_i905.html

 

 

 

 





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  #2049944 5-Jul-2018 16:37
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I have the ELM327 type one that is probably what floydbloke has. Cost about nothing on Aliexpress. Works fine on most cars, but didn't work on a 90's era Nissan Terrano diesel. It connects to the free app on your phone via bluetooth and allows you to read all the sensors, clear faults etc.

 

A google on "ELM327 Prius" suggests it will work. Now that I think of it I don't think I ever have had cause to plug it into our Prado, which tells you something about Toyota reliability!

 

 


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  #2049966 5-Jul-2018 16:38
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Gilco2:

 

I have had a few over years but none would read the Toyota imports. Most Toyota Imports have different standard.  Last year I bought an Icarsoft unit and that one does read the the Toyota imports like my Toyota Corolla Spacio. They have several units so need to make sure you get the correct one

 

https://www.icarsoft.com/Product/s-336-iCarsoft_Multi_system_Scanner_i905.html

 

 

Bit of a bugger as that thing costs $$$ and uses a cable wheres the ELM327 cheapies have wireless and a nice user configurable panel on the Torque app...

 

 


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  #2049974 5-Jul-2018 16:49
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floydbloke:

I have an elcheapo chinese one that I think I paid $10 or so for and with the free Torque Lite app and some internet searching was able to successfully look up and clear a code on a 2007 Suzuki SX4.



If you've still got the SX4 look up SZ Viewer for Suzukis. It may pair with your device. It is a bit hit and miss as most Chinese ELM327 clones are knock offs of knock offs.

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  #2049985 5-Jul-2018 17:10
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kryptonjohn:

 

Gilco2:

 

I have had a few over years but none would read the Toyota imports. Most Toyota Imports have different standard.  Last year I bought an Icarsoft unit and that one does read the the Toyota imports like my Toyota Corolla Spacio. They have several units so need to make sure you get the correct one

 

https://www.icarsoft.com/Product/s-336-iCarsoft_Multi_system_Scanner_i905.html

 

 

Bit of a bugger as that thing costs $$$ and uses a cable wheres the ELM327 cheapies have wireless and a nice user configurable panel on the Torque app...

 

 

 

Just checked, was 2016 I bought mine. Nothing else worked at that time. Had one you plugged in and could connect with cable to computer or by bluetooth. Worked on brother's Tiida but not his Toyota Wish or my Spacio. Had couple others from Trademe sellers claimed would work but didnt. So after searching and found the Icarsoft i905 deifinitely worked splashed out for that





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  #2050007 5-Jul-2018 17:51
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Thanks for the responses. I should have indicated that the 2004 Prius was New Zealand new and not an import. Maybe that might have helped with the answers. I have taken a look at the iCar products and am waiting for a response on the cheaper scanners.


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  #2050033 5-Jul-2018 18:53
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@garyasta If you're anywhere near Wellington or Whitby you're welcome to borrow my knock-off and try it with one of the free apps.





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garyasta

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  #2050310 6-Jul-2018 09:46
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Hi floydbloke

 

Thanks for the offer but I am in the Kaitaia area. I am still making general enquiries regarding which might foot the bill. One of the iCar android modules might do the job.


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