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t.crawford714
02-20-2011, 08:15 PM
I guess this is an accessory lol

I'm looking for one to plug into the port on my 95 F-150 it has a 5.8L EFI 351 Winser if that matters...

mopar-x
02-20-2011, 08:17 PM
I guess this is an accessory lol

I'm looking for one to plug into the port on my 95 F-150 it has a 5.8L EFI 351 Winser if that matters...

A plug from obd 2 to what? LoL


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t.crawford714
02-20-2011, 08:22 PM
It would be an adapter to plug into the port of the truck to bluetooth connect to my DX

t.crawford714
02-20-2011, 08:23 PM
So the Bluetooth piece would be would be the male adapter, the truck has the female. it would communicate with my DX over Bluetooth. I know they have them for the newer vehicles, not too sure about a 95 though :disappointed:

mopar-x
02-20-2011, 08:30 PM
Yor Ford has OBD 1 I haven't seen any thing like that for OBD 1. Vehicles before 96 had ODB 1 and vehicles after 96 are OBD 2 . BUT you maybe are lucky enough to have OBD2 plug on your truck cause its a 95 look under the dash on the passenger side.

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Snow02
02-20-2011, 08:33 PM
Obd-ii is a standard. No worries. It will work fine.

Edit: But you might not have obd-ii, like he said. So nevermind.

t.crawford714
02-20-2011, 08:35 PM
Yor Ford has OBD 1 I haven't seen any thing like that for OBD 1. Vehicles before 96 had ODB 1 and vehicles after 96 are OBD 2 . BUT you maybe are lucky enough to have OBD2 plug on your truck cause its a 95 look under the dash on the passenger side.

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I will look, because I know some 95 models have one and the others have the other...stupid change over years...

TomRep
02-21-2011, 08:03 PM
Actually some 95 Ford trucks have both. Been awhile since i worked on that year with that circumstance, but i believe you can only get limited data out of the OBDII connector if its got both.
Tom

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Arak-Nafein
02-23-2011, 12:18 PM
Just throwing this out there.


I saw this the other day & considered getting it to have something to play with & extend the functionality of my droid X with my car. But I decided to skip it because I'll be getting an SCT3 flash tuner which will perform the same functions.

PLX Kiwi Bluetooth - Connect your Droid mobile device to your car's OBD2 OBDII Port (http://plxkiwi.com/kiwibluetooth/)


Tho, as others have said, you need to make sure you have ODB2.

jgraham4598
03-02-2011, 07:42 PM
I actually just got mine two weeks ago. It is pretty sweet. Definitely make sure you have OBDII. I got it off amazon for about 50 bucks. It uses the Torque app in the market. The paid version is just over four bucks and worth it. Just make sure the one you get is compatible with the Torque app or whichever app you decide to use with it.

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plumcrazy
03-02-2011, 08:49 PM
PLX makes some great products. im gonna have to look into this one above....thanx

t.crawford714
03-02-2011, 09:42 PM
I have a OBD I, doubt they make a Bluetooth adapter for that.

Snow02
03-02-2011, 09:45 PM
Wouldn't matter. There's no app to read obd I data anyways, t.

t.crawford714
03-02-2011, 11:15 PM
Of course, buy a $500 truck and get screwed out of accessories lol

Oh well, my friend's brother's friend's dad owns a shop so I can go use the big code reader, I was hoping I could just get some things going on while I'm driving...

Snow02
03-02-2011, 11:35 PM
My sister's husband's coworker's brother...oh, nevermind.


Jk.

t.crawford714
03-03-2011, 09:44 AM
Yeah, I was thinking about that kind of thing when I was typing it out, it's easier to say than type lol

TurboSE
09-27-2011, 09:40 AM
I'm considering the PLX also, but I won't use frequently...anybody had any luck with the Chinese versions?

Snow02
09-27-2011, 01:18 PM
I'm considering the PLX also, but I won't use frequently...anybody had any luck with the Chinese versions?

Apparently people have had good luck with this one. And you can find it cheaper if you look around.
http://www.amazon.com/XITECH-BLUETOOTH-DIAGNOSTIC-SCANNER-SCANTOOL/dp/B003MQ89X4

I got the plx, mostly because it has a corded plug and I help other people with their cars, and the plug makes it easier to use if the obd port isn't out in the open.

But admittedly, for leaving it plugged in all the time, one of the compact adapters like I linked would be more convenient - and considerably cheaper.