If you’ve ever wanted to know what's going on in your car's engine control computer, this handy tool lets you peek inside. Just plug the sensor (BlueDriver; sold at
lemurmonitors.com) into the onboard diagnostic (OBD-II) port on your vehicle. The unit sends data right to your smartphone via its Bluetooth interface.
Use the free software iPhone app (there's an
Android app in the works) to get generic powertrain
(P) trouble codes, ABS codes (for some domestic
vehicles), interactive gauges and logs.
Or, buy subscriptions individually to
unlock premium features like these:
Plug the obd scan tool into your car’s onboard diagnostic port. The data is then sent via Bluetooth to your smartphone.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
The only tool you will need for this project is a smartphone.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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