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Old 04-12-2015, 10:53 AM   #1
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OBD confusion.

I would like to monitor the engine/transmission functions with my smartphone. I have no idea where to start looking for the components, or which ones I do need.

Attached is a pic of what I have hanging underneath the dash.

Any help/suggestions/links would be greatly appreciated.

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First off diesel coaches don't use standard automotive OBD connectors; or software; the multi wire connector is the diagnostic hook up, and where a Silver Leaf or Scan Gauge D or a lap top with the correct connector and software ,would hook up to give you read outs. Both the Scan Gauge and the Silver Leaf are cheaper options than the lap top connectors and software.
The 2 wire connector may be for an option your coach doesn't have , and should be identifiable by the printing on the white wires.
I have no idea if you can link that connector to a smart phone. Sorry.
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I searched and cannot find a connection, either wired or bluetooth, for the 6 pin diagnostic port. Maybe I'm too Norwegian?

Any assistance would be appreciated.
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First, there has to be an Smartphone APP that you can download to your phone that displays all of the information that you are looking for.

Second, you need a diagnostic port plug with an Interface that can interpret the data coming from the engine to display it on your phone.

Third, that Interface must be Bluetooth capable so your Smartphone can recognize it.

Not an easy task and frankly it is a daunting task in my estimation versus investing in a system that is already been through the rigors of the industry like the SilverLeaf System.

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You could check out these sites. Probably won't work with a smart phone , but may be the most cost effective .

http://www.scangauge.com/products/scangauged/

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OK ; I'll have to check out the Scangauge web site, the link wont take me to their home page.
EDIT: trouble with the web site ; says suspended ??? I'll do some digging.
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Silver leaf has the capability to transmit via blue tooth.

Connect It with Bluetooth or Wifi | SilverLeaf Electronics, Inc.
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Is there an easy way to connect to a smartphone with a cable? I have a ScanGauge in our F250D and like it. But if I can connect to my phone without a large expenditure, that would be great.

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Most Smartphones today use the Micro USB cable.

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Is there an easy way to connect to a smartphone with a cable?
Yes - Silverleaf VmsPC.

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without a large expenditure
That will be a problem.

Your most cost effective solution is likely the ScanGuageD. Your best bet for getting it on your smartphone is Silverleaf VmsPC (there is a bluetooth version that will talk to an iPhone app, not sure if there is an Android app.)
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