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I am looking for an OBD bluetooth reader that works well with the Promaster Diesel. Do any of them give maintenance status and DEF fluid levels? Needs to work with iPhone. Thanks
 

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Good timing! Being a long hour from dealer service, I was just thinking about getting this (my first ever) OBD reader for our gasser.

[ame]https://www.amazon.ca/Veepeak-OBDCheck-Bluetooth-Scanner-Adapter/dp/B073XKQQQW[/ame]

It sounds like Torque (free or Pro) is the most popular companion phone app, in general. Any other PM-specific experiences/recommendations?
 

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I use "ODB Fusion” app store download. Very good and a huge library of PIDs for most anything the ODB ELM dongle can get. Works with diesel. Several of us use it. I use it on my iPhone, iPad mini etc. Here is the Dongle I got. It has an off-on switch so you can leave it in all the time without draining the battery and is low profile so it won’t get bumped.

[ame]https://www.amazon.com/iKKEGOL-Wireless-Bluetooth-Automotive-Diagnostics/dp/B00EU81L6A/ref=sr_1_78?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1515007437&sr=1-78&keywords=elm+327+obd2+bluetooth[/ame]
 
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Thanks RD, could you clarify, the link that you gave to Amazon showed the Scanner below, which is not compatible with Mac, I think!
"iKKEGOL Mini Wireless Bluetooth OBD2 OBD-II Automotive Car Diagnostics Scanner Tool for Android System Torque With Power Switch
3.6 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews | 3 answered questions
Price: $12.99 & FREE Shipping
Get $50 off instantly: Pay $0.00 upon approval for the Amazon Rewards Visa Card.
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This item does not ship to Victoria, Canada. Please check other sellers who may ship internationally.
Ships from and sold by ebuyerdeal.
Support all Android Smartphone,and will not compatible with iPhone IPad or any runing IOS sytem or Mac"
 

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Thanks, RD. The on-off switch is a great feature that only seems to be available on iKKEGOLs.

ginalolap, it's there, you just have to search the product name through amazon.ca. This one appears to be a newer version with auto-sleep, and it ships from Amazon itself.
[ame]https://www.amazon.ca/iKKEGOL-Bluetooth-Diagnostic-Scanner-Android/dp/B016EW7LY0/ref=sr_1_3?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1515012804&sr=1-3&keywords=iKKEGOL+Bluetooth+OBD2+II[/ame]

It doesn't seem to be iOS compatible, but my phone is Android. There might be another iKKEGOL model that is though.
 

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Picked up an ELM327 bluetooth code scanner at Princess Auto and it wouldn't connect. Will try again with wifi type connector. The ELM327 chip only connects to IOS with wifi.
 

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I see you use the Dashcommand app, does that connect to your ScanGuage or do you have a wifi reader as well?
 

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No I have an Elm it connects to. I got it from amazon but they don’t link to it anymore

Here is the description for what is worth

LYL® Elm327 WIFI Wirless OBD2 Car Diagnostic Reader Scanner Scan Tool for Iphone iPad iOS PC
Sold by: OXA Home
 

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Thanks RD, could you clarify, the link that you gave to Amazon showed the Scanner below, which is not compatible with Mac, I think!,,,,,,,,,,
This item does not ship to Victoria, Canada. Please check other sellers who may ship internationally.
Ships from and sold by ebuyerdeal.
Support all Android Smartphone,and will not compatible with iPhone IPad or any runing IOS sytem or Mac"
You are right I couldn’t find the exact one I ordered so I frustrated myself and then landed on that one. For iPhone etc it must be WIFI NOT Bluetooth for some reason and so:
[ame]https://www.amazon.com/iKKEGOL-Wireless-Support-Protocols-Diagnostic/dp/B00KX1MWX4/ref=sr_1_19?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1515274249&sr=1-19&keywords=wifi+odb2+scanner[/ame]
And that is not the exact one I got either. Oh well it should work.
 

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Here’s one that should work

[ame]https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YC1J7R/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B071YC1J7R&pd_rd_wg=190c4&pd_rd_r=PHQNSXZ43MMZYD4T18JE&pd_rd_w=yWKJr[/ame]
 

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Good call KOV but I’d have that broken off in a few days. The newer wifi ELM dongles are low profile and less of chance to bump them getting in or out.
In a prior question it was asked if they output the service info and DEF level. I have a PID for the “reagent level” that fluctuates a lot when driving but shows a percent amount. Its only a rough guide. None I can find for service. BTW I haven’t found one for Regen but did find one that seems to be showing the percent of the DPF. Now I want a good iPad mini holder for up on the dash. I want it to hold the mini down low over the top of the radio. Anyone use this one?
 

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I am looking for an OBD bluetooth reader that works well with the Promaster Diesel. Do any of them give maintenance status and DEF fluid levels? Needs to work with iPhone. Thanks
I use an OBD reader connected via built-in wifi to an old ipad mini that I mounted just below the radio. I use an app called Dashcommand to view the data, but I haven't found anything that shows DEF level or Regen status. My mount is a magnet mount with a suction cup. The suction cup wouldn't adhere to the slightly rounded panel above the 3 cup holders so I installed it with screws. I also use the ipad with the Garmin app combined with a Dual GPS receiver. I've included some links below.

ODB Reader
[ame]https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00JQW9NCE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1[/ame]

Mount
[ame]https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B075GCK6Q6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1[/ame]

Dual GPS receiver
https://www.gpscity.ca/dual-xgps150a-universal-bluetooth-gps-receiver

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I'm not able to see pending maintenance. That's one of my pet peeves of this vehicle, is the inability to see how many kms are due until your next oil change (or DEF fill). I put nearly 20000km on my van and then just figured it was time for an oil change, I couldn't wait any longer for the indicator light to come on. Another shocking discovery is the washer fluid, there isn't an indicator light for this either.

Shaun
 

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I'm not able to see pending maintenance. That's one of my pet peeves of this vehicle, is the inability to see how many kms are due until your next oil change (or DEF fill).
On the diesel, you can see miles to oil change on the EVIC under the menu (when the van is in neutral and not moving) - just select "Service".
 

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Does anyone have dealer software for firmware updates and actual module controlling ? Using this type of obd2 on other vehicles is eye opening. Anyone there yet with the ram box called ProMaster?
 

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Does anyone have dealer software for firmware updates and actual module controlling ? Using this type of obd2 on other vehicles is eye opening. Anyone there yet with the ram box called ProMaster?
No never heard of it. What does it do?
 

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There is a difference in obd2 scan / read, often good for most diagnostics and obd programing where values are updated on the various ECUs. There is a good thread on obd2 programming over here
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