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Must be the angle I took the picture from, but I have never noticed anything blocked while I was driving
It is a small thing: I was referring to the "screw" that tightens the unit. That blocks a little the top of the screen. You might be right: that is not a big deal.
 

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Oh. I was told that DashCommand will connect with the "Automatic" device over Bluetooth.
I will check more.

Also, you can have multiple simultaneous Bluetooth connections. Example I have Escort Passport Max2 Radar Detector connected to Escort Live on my iPhone over Bluetooth and at the same time the HRV hands free connected to my iPhone again over Bluetooth. I can receive and make calls while driving and at the same time the radar detector communicating with Escort Live.
Yes you are right that DashCommand will connect on Bluetooth but only on the android app. on iOS only wifi is supported. I believe it was a speed response issue.
 

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It is a small thing: I was referring to the "screw" that tightens the unit. That blocks a little the top of the screen. You might be right: that is not a big deal.
Yeah I have to admit when I took a second look at the pic it looks like it blocks a part of the screen, so I went back to the car to check again to be sure that it doesn't. Also I find with the position right above the HRV display it has become easier for the eyes to gravitate to that area for info. Sort of a cheap HUD:):):)
 

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Yeah I have to admit when I took a second look at the pic it looks like it blocks a part of the screen, so I went back to the car to check again to be sure that it doesn't. Also I find with the position right above the HRV display it has become easier for the eyes to gravitate to that area for info. Sort of a cheap HUD:):):)
Still, love your setup. I have never used any OBD related displays.
What "readings" (or I think they are called PIDs) are the most useful?
Do you use DashCommand often?
Is it responsive or has significant delay?
 

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Still, love your setup. I have never used any OBD related displays.
What "readings" (or I think they are called PIDs) are the most useful?
Do you use DashCommand often?
Is it responsive or has significant delay?
I'm a little old school so I prefer the coolant temp and voltage readings. If you have the manual tranny it will give you the optimum shift points . Also it has quite a lot of fuel consumption/ driving info if you are into that sort of stuff. Actually I have been using DashCommand more often lately in both my cars, since I find the HUD aspect is a lot safer in traffic situations. ( more eye time on road). I have iPhone 5s and have not noticed any delay whatsoever between HRV speedometer display and DasHCommand. Also had a voltmeter that plugs into lighter and it also displayed same readings as DashCommand. (HRV shuts the alternator when it is not needed so voltage fluctuates between 12.2 - 14.4) So no response delays as far as I can see. Last thing that I like about the app is the travel mode so I can display MPH / gallons when in the U.S. and KPH / litres when in Canada.
 

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Anybody able to get PIDS for the HRV beyond Water Temperature and Voltage. I am able to read and display these. But I am looking for more PIDs like Transmission Oil Temperature, Oil Pressure...

May be some User-Defined PIDs for Honda?

I am trying Automatic Adapter and LELink BT Adapter, both BlueTooth.
For App, I am trying DashCommand and OBD Fusion on my iPhone 6.
 

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Very interesting unit, There are many useful information. I will definitely look into getting one. Thanks guys
 

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I just received one of these for review on Amazon: PWOW® ELM327 OBD2 Bluetooth Car Auto Diagnostic Scanner

Since the diagnostic software on my first car consisted of listening for ping, and turning an ignition retard dial, this is all very much a new world for me.

I get the feeling that all these ELM327 adapters are pretty much the same (this one supports iOS and Android via Bluetooth), and that the software is the real thing to focus on.

This guide is proving useful: OBD-II: Using an ELM327 and Torque Pro App

For the uninitiated (like me) here are some screenshots from the Torque Pro app for Android:










Re the final image, I googled to find this:

Mode $06 — An advanced diagnostic mode available on most full-feature scan tools for reading actual test values for the noncontinuous monitors. Very useful for no-code diagnosis, detecting pending problems and verifying repairs. Test values for Mode $06 are displayed in hex code, which requires special software to translate or vehicle-specific reference charts.
There is an advanced mode in Torque, but I haven't enabled it, to see if it makes any difference with Mode $06

I think I already know the answer to this question, but I assume there is no way to output from an Android tablet to the dash display on an EX while Torque is running. This would be highly entertaining — but with obvious risks for use while driving.
 

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"Low Energy" are good words to see in the product description, but I have read elsewhere that leaving it plugged in all the time may not be a good idea, especially if the car isn't driven daily:

There are smaller versions that users might be tempted to leave in the OBD port with the plastic cover in place. This is not a good idea, as the BMW electrical system does not shut down after 10 minutes if the OBD unit is left in the socket, and a flat battery will be the result.
I tested my scanner over 2 hours ago, just checked a few minutes ago, and it's still live, even though the ignition hasn't been started since then.
 

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I have been using a Panlong wifi OBD-II adapter with the DashCommand app for the iphone. Came to under $40 total.
What brand/model is that phone holder? I got one for my CD slot but it was too thick to fit in the HRV (worked in our 2008 CRV, so that's where it lives now).

Thanks in advance!
 

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What brand/model is that phone holder? I got one for my CD slot but it was too thick to fit in the HRV (worked in our 2008 CRV, so that's where it lives now).

Thanks in advance!
Hi Matthew, sorry for the delay in response.. Here is the one i had ordered
 

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radar detector app????

Example I have Escort Passport Max2 Radar Detector connected to Escort Live on my iPhone over Bluetooth and at the same time the HRV hands free connected to my iPhone again over Bluetooth. I can receive and make calls while driving and at the same time the radar detector communicating with Escort Live.
coton, are you saying your radar detector is just an app on your phone, so there is no actual radar detector in your car? :eek:
 

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coton, are you saying your radar detector is just an app on your phone, so there is no actual radar detector in your car? :eek:
No not quite. I used a physical detector. However the detector is supplemented with data (police alerts) from an iPhone app (Escort Live). Escort Live receives alerts from other Escort detectors through the internet and sends it to my detector over Bluetooth.

I think you can purchase Escort Live and use it without a detector. There is an annual fee.

Another app only "radar detector" is Waze, which I now use. It is similar to say Google Maps, but it alerts you of police/hazards/... that are on you route. Again the data is fed by other Waze apps of drivers in the area. Pretty cool and FREE.

By the way, I ended returning the Escort Max2 and now only use Waze.:)
 

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No not quite. I used a physical detector. However the detector is supplemented with data (police alerts) from an iPhone app (Escort Live). Escort Live receives alerts from other Escort detectors through the internet and sends it to my detector over Bluetooth.

I think you can purchase Escort Live and use it without a detector. There is an annual fee.

Another app only "radar detector" is Waze, which I now use. It is similar to say Google Maps, but it alerts you of police/hazards/... that are on you route. Again the data is fed by other Waze apps of drivers in the area. Pretty cool and FREE.

By the way, I ended returning the Escort Max2 and now only use Waze.:)
Thanks for clarifying cotton. Ya, Waze is good if someone takes the time to let you know where a cop is sitting.
 
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