In this article I talk about the ELM327 Bluetooth OBD2 mini V 2.1 – Car code scanner, acquired on Aliexpress, shop SageTechnology.
The idea is to connect the ELM327 Bluetooth OBD2 mini V 2.1 in the car that uses the OBD2 standard and read codes and access other information through a mobile application or laptop, connected via Bluetooth.
As soon as the device has arrived, I've been testing it and it didn't work. When connecting the car the light LEDzinho, but my phone (Z Play Bike) I couldn't pair with Bluetooth device.
I ended up leaving it aside and just today, While writing this article, I decided to give a second chance to ELM327 Bluetooth OBD2 mini V 2.1. And this time it worked? It took some time until the MAC he shows up in the list of Bluetooth devices, but once appeared the pairing was quick and the applications began to work.
It is worth noting that this package is coming to the story for another reason, that has nothing to do with the product or vendor. This package made history for being the package that more time spent in transit until I get.
The purchase was made in 26/07/2016. The package was sent on 30/07/2016 and the delivery was made in 08/05/2017, but 9 months later, precisely 282 days after. Even mothers were pregnant when the package was sent were already nursing when the package arrived.
As the package do not have full crawl, There's no way to know exactly where the jam. But I'd bet all my chips on the Irs and in the post Office of Brazil.
Check out some photos from the ELM327 Bluetooth OBD2 mini V 2.1:
The Mini CD came some software for PC, Android, IOS and even Symbian:
See also the video of unboxing from the ELM327 Bluetooth OBD2 mini V 2.1:
Just ignoring the CDzinho and installed a lot of applications Google Play for OBD2 test. Of all I tested, 3 of them work remotely to the satisfaction, they are:
I haven't been to bottom features, because some are only present in the paid versions of applications, but I couldn't access some basic functionality, as the engine speed, the temperature of the radiator fluid, alternator voltage, error codes, among other. Check out some screenshots.
All applications tested identified error code P0443 and identified that this is problem in purge valve of cânister. I need to change this junk to eliminate this error.
Just reading error codes alone would be worth the cost of this device already. When you see a light on in the Panel stayed without knowing what exactly is wrong. Dealers often charge hundreds of dollars just to pass a scanner, and even more to make the exchange of the part identified.
I have also seen a mechanic pass scanner, see only the code and not knowing what to do with it. His equipment just extracted the code and not pointed out the error. He recommended going to the dealership because there they would have a different equipment that would say what the problem is. Instead, with the code at hand and 30 seconds of Google I discovered what it was.
Por fim, view the error code at home can save a lot of money in case of unscrupulous mechanics to take the opportunity to swap unneeded parts.
These are the trace information provided by Aliexpress:
And this is the purchase summary table:
|Product Name:||ELM327 Bluetooth OBD2 mini V 2.1 – Car code scanner|
|Name Original:||Bluetooth ELM327 OBD2 MINI V 2.1 (Without DISC) / OBDII ELM 327 for Android Torque Car Code Scanner|
|Store:||AliExpress | Store: SageTechnology|
|Current value:||US$ 2,90|
|Payment Method:||Credit Card Visa International|
|Shipping Type:||China Post Ordinary Small Packet Plus|
|Package Home Country:||China|
|Time in Transit:||282 days|
|Declared content:||OBD Reader x 1|
|Type Marked Content:||-|
|Declared Value:||$ 2.00|
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