Mini ELM327 Bluetooth scanner test drive on Volvo C30 T5

Honestly, kind of worried about items within $10, even free shipping… I believe it’s risky to do so. And now, alarm free :D

my model:

Volvo C30 T5

i used:

SAMSUNG Android

ELM327 interface for $7.99

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Things i did:

First, plug in ELM327 under the dash on the drivers side

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pair it with my SAMSUNG phone

Pairing is very simple… The phone will search for the unit.. Then when it finds it, press it and start the pairing process.

start the APP

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go to read “RealTime Information”

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slide the page

Detailed information here like fuel pressure, speed, MAF, Timing ADV…

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Slide..

Revs & power highest value and lowest value

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then slide again

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Slide..

Emission readiness s/DTC

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slide to read vacuum

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back to the main interface

go to read fault codes

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result: no fault codes stored in ECU

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back to the main interface

go to read adapter status information

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ELM327 test drive

It’s real-time data

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So, it seems that i worried about it too much. Received the ELM327 unit for 2 weeks and no issues so far. Cheap things cannot stand for bad quality. Biased opinion should be get rid of!!

Mini ELM327 Bluetooth OBD2 Scanner

MINI ELM327 is the newly developed wireless scan tool. Mini Elm327 Bluetooth supports all OBD-II protocols.Read diagnostic trouble codes, both generic and manufacturer-specific, and display their meaning (over 3000 generic code definitions in the database).Clear trouble codes and turn off the MIL (“Check Engine” light)

Mini ELM327

MINI ELM327 Features:

• Works with all OBD-II compliant vehicles
• Wireless (Bluetooth)
• Software included for Palm, PDA
• Software included for Windows PC
• Software included for Windows Smartphone
• Supports ISO 9141, KWP2000
• Supports SAE J1850
• Supports CAN bus

MINI ELM327 Functions:

• Read diagnostic trouble codes, both generic and manufacturer-specific, and display their meaning (over 3000 generic code definitions in the database).
• Clear trouble codes and turn off the MIL (“Check Engine” light)
• Display current sensor data, including:
• Engine RPM
• Calculated Load Value
• Coolant Temperature
• Fuel System Status
• Vehicle Speed
• Short Term Fuel Trim
• Long Term Fuel Trim
• Intake Manifold Pressure
• Timing Advance
• Intake Air Temperature
• Air Flow Rate
• Absolute Throttle Position
• Oxygen sensor voltages/associated short term fuel trims
• Fuel System status
• Fuel Pressure
• Many others…