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How to replace and program Benz ME 9.7 with the LOWEST price?

January 25, 2019 by obd365  

Question: How do you replace and program Mercedes ME 9.7? Possible to do it within 300 usd?
Answer: There are usually 3 optional ways. And the cheapest is 299 usd for all.
Optional solutions:
There are 3 solutions available if you have a ME 9.7 ECU damaged!
 Method ECU Programmer Adapter Cost
(the dealership)
Original ME 9.7 ecu from the Mercedes dealership Original SD connect C4 for online programming No
10,000+ usd
Popular Functional ME 9.7 ecu on the web SD connect C4good china clone for online programming No 600 usd around
Cheapest Functional ME 9.7 ecu on the web Ktag china clone to read and write data Renew cable 299 usd
In detail…
  1. expensive, the way same as the dealership does!
You can buy the original ECU ME9.7 and SD connect C4 emulator from the dealership.
Replace it and do online programming with C4
  1. popular among Mercedes owners
It’s popular because SD connect c4 is TOP 1 Mercedes diagnostic and programming tool.
You can buy a decent ME 9.7 ECU on the web. (Refer to the tip below to get a good ECU)
Replace it and do online programming with C4
  1. cheapest and tested successfully
The cheapest way is: Ktag + decent ECU + ME 9.7 renew cable!
source: http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/benz-me97-ecu-ecm-engine-computer-with-ktag-renew-cable.html
the full kit with the best price: 299 usd
tip: you can see a lot of ECUs for sale online, but pls do buy an ECU that confirms to work good. here’s the functional ME9.7 tested by many Mercedes owners successfully:




source: http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/benz-me-9-7-ecu-ecm-engine-computer.html
the ecu can be used for any Mercedes equipped with ME 9.7:
Series Models Chassis NO Engine Model(ME9.7)
C Series C230 203.052 272.920
C Series C280 203.054 272.940
C Series C280 204.054 272.947
E Series E350 211.056 272.964
E Series E280 211.054 272.943
E Series E300 12.054 272.952
E Series E350 207.356 272.961
CLK cars CLK280 209.354 272.940
CLK cars CLK350 209.356 272.960
CLS sports cars CLS350 219.356 272.964
CLS sports cars CLS300 219.354 272.943
SLK sports cars SLK280 171.454 272.942
SLK sports cars SLK350 171.456 272.963
S Series S350 221.56 272.965
S Series S4100 221.195 272.974
M Series ML350 164.186 272.967
M Series ML300 164.182 272.945
R Series R350 251.165 272.967
R Series R300 251.154 272.945
GLK cars GLK300 204.981 272.984
GLK cars GLK350 204.987 272.971
The cheapest way:
When you get the original ECU data, just use this renew cable to connect to Ktag to write to Mercedes ME9.7 ME 9.7 ECU.  With this cable, you won’t need to open the ECU to write data anymore.
You need:
Ktag/KTM100 (to help write data)
Mercedes ME 9.7 ECU (for replacement)
Renew cable (to write data into the new ECU)


Note: The ME9.7 renew cable CANNOT be connected to original ME9.7 ECU computer. It is confirmed to work with Me 9.7 ecu from obdii365.com without issue.
How to replace and program Me 9.7 with Ktag:
Step 1: disassemble the ECU from car
Step 2: read and save original ECU data with Ktag programmer






























Step 3: connect the new ECU and Ktag with the ME9.7 renew cable
Step 4: write the data into the new ECU with K-tag




Important: Ktag – Which version?
There are many Ktag versions incl. the original and EU/China clones.
Here, it’s possible to have a good success if you have a decent China clone.
This is the latest Ktag (firmware 7.020 software 2.25, red pcb inside)that’s confirmed to work perfectly with Me9.7 read and write:
The test on W203 Me9.7:
Ktag 7.020 ksuite 2.25 can read and write ME 9.7 without issues!
299 usd make it.

Remote Key Renew Wiring Diagram to Handy Baby II

January 17, 2019 by obd365  

As titled, here’s remote/smart key renew wiring diagram to JMD Handy Baby II 2nd generation key copy machine.


If you find the chip list is less than other key copiers (VVDI Key ToolKD-X2 etc),  don’t worry,  keep an eye out for it with new updates.



Handy baby 2 renew cable and pinout



KEY INFORMATION              CHIP                  NOTE

8T0959754   433MHz             PCF7945             233.423.111-02

8T0959754A  315MHz           PCF7945             233.423.111-02

8T0959754D 868MHz          PCF7945             233.423.111-02

8T0959754F 433MHz           PCF7945            233.423.111-02

4G0959754G 315MHz           PCF7945             233.423.111-05.06

4G0959754K 868MHz          PCF7945            233.423.111-05.06

4H0959754G 315MHz          PCF7945             233.423.111-05.06

4H0959754K 868MHz          PCF7945             233.423.111-05.06

8T0959754 433MHz             PCF7945             233.423.111-05.06

8T0959754D 868MHz         PCF7945            233.423.111-05.06

4H0959754DA 433MHz       PCF7945         233.423.111-01.02

4H0959754DB 315MHz         PCF7945            233.423.111-01.02

4H0959754DD 868MHz        PCF7945         233.423.111-01.02








5WK49125 868MHz PCF7945 CAS3

5WK49127 315MHz PCF7945 CAS3




BMW E-SERIES smart key

5WK49145 868MHz PCF7953 CAS3

5WK49147 315MHz PCF7953 CAS3




5WK49661    868MHz     PCF7953     Contiental

5WK49663    315MHz      PCF7953     Contiental

5WK49662    433MHz     PCF7953     Contiental




HUF5561    868MHz    PCF7953   Huf

HUF5562    315MHz     PCF7953   Huf




HUF5563   868MHz   PCF7953   Huf

HUF5767    315MHz    PCF7953   Huf




PCB5 4BTN   315MHz    PCF7952
PCB5 5BTN   315MHz    PCF7952
PCB5 5BTN   433MHz    PCF7952
PCB5 4BTN   433MHz    PCF7952
PCB5 5BTN   433MHz    PCF7952




IYZ-C01C PCF7941



IYZ-C01C smart key PCF7945



OHT692713AA PCF7941



OHT692427AA PCF7941



M3N5WY783X TYPE1 PCF7941



M3N5WY783X TYPE2 PCF7941



M3N5WY72XX PCF7941



K0B0T04A PCF7961







MP13L-12 PCF7953









SVI-DMFGE03   PCF7953   2013DJ5952









YWX000061   434MHz   PCF7941    Visteon
YWX000071    315MHz   PCF7941    Visteon



5EOU40247   434MHz   PCF7953




GD8-644M 434MHz PCF7953




A2C53405173   HITAG3   PCF7953  433MHz
A2C53188764   HITAG3   PCF7953  315MHz



A2C53405175 HITAG3 PCF7953



A2C32801600 HITAG AES PCF7953
A2C32800800 HITAG AES PCF7953



A2C53297341 PCF7952 HITAG2




JX331BB1002A 2BTN PCF7945
JX331BB1002A 3BTN PCF7945




7PP59753BS   434MHz    PCF7953
7PP59753BN   434MHz   PCF7953
7PP59753BM   315MHz   PCF7953
7PP59753BQ   315MHz    PCF7953
7PP59753AJ    434MHz   PCF7953




5WK49266 900MHz PCF7953
5WK49269 433MHz PCF7953




E33C1002 PCF7941
E25C1009 PCF7941



E28CI01B PCF7941



21676652 PCF7941




285971998R 433MHz PCF7953
285974100 433MHz PCF7953 HITAG AES



285975779R 433MHz PCF7952



AK010008 433MHz PCF7961



805673071R 433MHz PCF7961



285970036R 433MHz PCF7941 HITAG2




285979045R 433MHz



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Volvo VISFED 0.3.2 Win7 Win10 Activation and Installation

January 15, 2019 by obd365  

This is for those looking for working Volvo IS File ED Visfed software to work with Tech Tool for Volvo, Renault, Mack trucks reprogramming:
Volvo IS File ED – is a special software tool to decrypt, edit, encrypt ECU reload (also called intermediate storage) files for Volvo, Renault, Mack trucks. Tool is made to make all file rebuilding process as simple and easy as possible. It also allows to view ECU file and other information of part and sub part numbers, parameters, PID, PPID, SID, PSID, FMI. Checksum calculation possible of Intel HEX line and whole CSW file.
VISFED 0.3.2 requirement:
The VISFED 0.3.2 can be used with Volvo Tech Tool 2.5, 2.6 or newer versions
Tech Tool 2.6
Tech Tool 2.7
If your Tech tool doesn’t come from obdii365.com, pls contact us and engineers will help check your PTT to confirm whether the Visfed is working for you or not.
If you don’t have Tech Tool yet, you can get the bundle (Tech Tool + Visfed) – it will help save a lot:
VISFED operating systems:
VISFED Windows 7: Confirmed!
VISFED Windows 10: Confirmed!
For other systems, you may have no luck to install.
VISFED laptop requirement:






VISFED 0.3.2 activation and installation:
Free service via obdii365.com
The professionals will help you activate and install Visfed to work perfectly
No installation issues!
Supported service:
• Adding langauge.
• ECU reload with original software.
• Remove SCR and increase HP on: Volvo trucks (D9B, D11C, D13A, D13B, D13C, D16C, D16E engines).
• Remove SCR and increase HP on: Renault trucks (D11A, D11B, D11C, DXi13A engines).
Diagnostic kit can worked with PTT and visfed:
Volvo Diagnostic Kit (vocom 88890300)
Renault Diagnostic Kit (88840133)
MACK Diagnostic Kit (RP1210)
UD Diagnostic Kit (RP1210)
Good to know:
Volvo tech tool vs Dev2tool vs Visfed:
Visfed free version vs paid version:
you can get free Visfed when you buy Tech tool, but the function is limited.
Also, you may have luck to get a Visfed download link for free:
The paid version has powerful functions, including:
10000+ Flash files (Volvo Truck, UD, Penta, Volvo Ce, Mack, USTruck, Bus, Renault Truck) on Online Sever… and Updating Database
⦁ Get Orginal File From Volvo Server (Volvo Truck, UD, Penta, Volvo Ce,Mack,USTruck,Bus,Renault Truck)
Automaticly deactivate  ADBLUE off , EGR off, DPF off, NOX off on truck
AutomaticlyIncrase Horse Power
⦁Noxoff Files(Same Flash)
⦁Egroff Files (Same Flash)
⦁ SCR Files (Same Flash)
⦁ DPF Files (Same Flash)
⦁ Euro2 Files (Same Flash)
⦁ Euro3 Files (Same Flash)
⦁ Euro4 Files (Same Flash)
⦁ Euro5 Files (Same Flash)
⦁HpIncase Files
⦁Ecu’s Files for many ecu( Mid 128 ,140 ,130 etc)
⦁ See Flash Subdaset , Connected Vehicle Dataset and Compare Dataset.(Mid 128 ,Mid 140 See Language, Mid 130)
⦁Hextool (Whole Checksum, Linear Checksum ,ASCI>Hex,Hex>ASCI, File Linear Checsum)
⦁ Special Filter System On Online Flash ( Vehice specifications,Hwid,MSW,DST1,DST2,CSW)
⦁ Auto Change Chassis ID on Hex (If whole checksum supported)
⦁Subdataset Editor (Only Change Subdatase Part no, and Name)
⦁ DST2,CSW Name Editor (Only ChangeDST2,CSW Part no, and Name)
⦁ Check Flash and Vehicle Parameter, and Parameter Count
⦁ XLM/TMP editor (Open own Xml and Tmp )
⦁ Auto Send all converted flash files directly in Techtool withoutmanual change chassis id or edited xml and interso.mdb….
And some interesting options:AdBlue/SCR/DPF/EGR/NOx Torque Reduction OFF.
Increase Horse Power.
Build Intel Hex file for chiptuning.
Recalculate Checksum of CSW.
VISFED 0.3.2 confirmed to work no issues:

XML editor

Chassis Editor

 Volvo Truck flash files 8400

Automatically converting and put flash file in Tech tool



Top 15 Best Car OBD2 Apps Review in 2018

January 3, 2019 by obd365  

In our modern era, few channels offer you the opportunity to know what state your vehicle is in like on-board diagnostics II (OBD2) apps. We doubt there’s a better way to listen to what your car is saying so that you can save yourself some heartache and road inconveniences.


Most OBD2 apps virtually allow you access to real-time information about your vehicle engine and provide results that cover parameters like speed, the angle of rotation, pressure, and temperature.

However, you can face a hard time selecting the best OBD2 app for car reviews because there are thousands of such tool swarming the app market. You wouldn’t want to waste your time testing crappy OBD2 apps, so you’ll be better off by picking anyone from this comprehensive list of best OBD2 apps to install on your iOS or Android devices.

There have also been several cases where drivers and car enthusiasts purchase OBD2 apps only to realize that they have been played and thus they don’t get full value for their money. We don’t want that to happen to you.

So, we will now review 15 top OBD2 apps in this article, and any of them would be an excellent fit for your car.


If you got that, then let’s roll!

Best OBD2 apps for Android/iOS

1. Torque Pro (OBD2 & Car)

The Torque Pro is an OBD2 Bluetooth app that is highly rated by many vehicle owners as the best OBD2 app for Android over 1,000,000 downloads. However, you have to pay around $5 to get the app on the Play Store, but it is worth the hassle according to trusted reviews.


With Torque Pro will get to see what your car is doing in real-time on a beautifully laid out and customizable dashboard on your mobile screen. There is also the possibility of exporting compiled data to Torque Pro servers or email so that you can use it later.


  • Multiple themes to change the look of your dashboard
  • Supports screenshot sharing to social media and email
  • An in-built GPS-based compass
  • Graph data and car dock support
  • CO2 emission readouts
  • Track recorder to provide video coverage of your journey
  • Alarms and warning for below par car performance- for instance when coolant temperature exceeds 120°C
    Supports lower android versions including 2.0!


  • Must be paid for from the onset
  • Bluetooth pairing bug that can be fixed with an update

2. OBD Auto Doctor

The OBD Auto Doctor operates almost in a similar fashion as most car diagnostic apps that we will cover next. It is compatible with ELM327 Bluetooth and Wifi adapters and tracks all crucial vehicle sensors and parameters in real-time.


OBD Auto Doctor allows you to monitor multiple control units such as engine and transmission while also supporting the export of collected data via email in CSV format. You will even end up saving a lot of money on your trips since the monitor fuel consumption parameter on OBD Auto Doctor is highly optimized.


  • Real-time data on the screen to enable you to take the right decision for your car’s health.
  • Supports numerical and graphical display of sensor data
  • Compatible with all OBD2 compliant vehicles
  • GPS support
  • Helpful customer service team available 24/7
  • Advanced customization options
  • Imperial and metric units tracking in the English Language
  • Over 18,000 trouble codes to be monitored
  • Tracks readiness status to tell you when a car is ready for emission testing.


  • In-app purchases and Premium upgrade required to access additional features
  • Possible connection issues or incorrect readings.

3. InCarDoc Pro

InCarDoc Pro was among the best obd2 android app for cars review in 2017/2018 and will likely be among the leading obd2 apps in 2019. The application supports high-level car scanning and diagnostic which is presented in an uncluttered home screen.


You can download a free version of the app to check adapter and car compatibility before purchasing the app on the store for less than $5. InCarDoc Pro supports ELM327 USB, Bluetooth, and Wifi adapter while also having the ability to work on most new Android devices.


  • Compatible with all OBD2 compliant vehicles listed on their site
  • Read real-time engine and vehicle parameters
  • Overlay to display economy data in background mode or over a running application
  • Fuel economy and acceleration widgets
  • GPS support
  • Upload reporting data to cloud storage
  • Share data via email to get professional assistance with car repair


  • Supports Android 4.0.3 and up
  • Possible errors while trying Bluetooth connection

4. Car Scanner ELM OBD2 App

Learning everything about your car and picking up every single parameter being read by your Car’s electronic brain (ECU) is possible with this free car diagnostic app.


You can get to know about problems before they happen and if you know fault codes and their meaning, then it gets even better since you can fix the minor problems on your own and decide when it is fair to hire a professional mechanic.

Car Scanner ELM OBD2 car scanner is arguably the best monitoring tool if you consider the number of compatible devices. There are versions spread across Android, IOS, Windows PC or mobile. The fact that there have been over 2 million installs of the app across the platforms that they support shows that this car scanner is worth checking out.

You may also find it interesting to know that Car Scanner ELM OBD2 has the best rating (4.7) among all the apps on this list.


  • Compatible with all OBD2 standard vehicles
  • Compatible with most Wifi or Bluetooth OBD2 ELM327 adapters
  • Customizable dashboard to track your preferred parameters
  • Fuel consumption statistics
  • Settings backup and restore
  • Multiple languages (English, Russia) including Polish in recent updates


  • Only supports Android 4.3 and above
  • You need to pay for in-app purchases to get optimal performance

5. EOBD Facile

The EOBD Facile is an OBD2 Car Diagnostic Android and iOS app that supports all ELM327 Wifi and Bluetooth adapters. With this app on your mobile, you can track almost all the essential gauge/parameters you need to make the right calls for your car.


Depending on what your car’s ECU provides you should have vehicle speed, engine rpm, engine temperature, ignition timing, engine torque, the amount of air intake and several other gauges displayed plainly on the app dashboard.

EOBD Facile has recorded over 1 million installs since it went live on Google Play Store.


  • Real-time display of vehicle sensors
  • Over 11,000 fault codes and definitions
  • Delete fault codes and resolve engine light issues
  • Supports storing of trip records on SD card for later review on the EOBD-Facile PC/ Mac software
  • Supports route planning which is helpful for long trips


  • Requires prior OBD2 app experience to get the best out of it
  • No support for USB adapters

6. HobDrive

HobDrive is one of the best obd2 apps for Android and also the most expensive to get off Google Play Store. The app goes for around $10, so you should be sure that you’ll get full value for your money with its advanced premium car tracking features.


The best thing about HobDrive is it supports all OBD2 compliant vehicles as well as some Non-OBD2 vehicles like Delphi mr240 (Chevrolet) and Bosch.

You can also access HobDrive seamlessly while using CarPCs (Windows/Linux), car audio (Windows CE), Windows Phone 8/10 and iOS.


  • A customizable dashboard that displays all the best parameters provided by your car’s ECU
  • Supports GPS and ELM327 Bluetooth and Wifi-adapters
  • Tracks overheating and suspicious fuel trims
  • Clear explanation of MIL codes
  • Estimates car Odometer
  • Calculates MPG for diesel vehicles without battery help
  • Pro-version comes with extended graphical gauges


  • A difficulty with completing in-app payments for some locations
  • The app runs only Android version 3 and above.

7. OBDeleven

When we compare the android app development process of the OBD2 apps we’ve reviewed so far, the OBDeleven app has the edge over all of them. Aside from giving you a clear view of all the parameters from your car’s ECU, OBD2 goes one step ahead to include a “One Click App” that you can use to control multiple car options with just a click of a button.


The only thing you should worry about with OBDeleven is that you will need a good network connection to enjoy the One Click App feature. You will also need a Premium upgrade to get access to more exciting car tracking tools. Aside from these barriers, the app is a helpful tool for car reviews and is used by many enthusiasts and mechanics.


  • Supports reading and clearing of all diagnostic trouble codes from your ECU
  • Multiple language support
  • Has active social media community
  • Offers car battery analyzer unlike some apps
  • Manuals containing DIY car fixes
  • Retrieve history for connected cars
  • Supports control unit reset.


  • Requires network for high performance
  • Annoying ads until you upgrade to Premium

8. Dash – Drive Smart

Dash Drive Smart is one of the car tracking apps that supports the OBDeleven software as well as many smart car analysis tools. It provides real-time data and claims to work on all cars starting from 1996 models. Yes, you read that right.


With Dash, you are almost certain of getting all the insights you need to improve your driving experience and performance while also making the best decisions for your car’s long-term health. You can even use the app without carrying a device all the time!


  • An optimized and customizable parameter dashboard that works in background mode
  • Provides Driver score and leaderboard to compare your performance with that of other drivers
  • The app supports multiple vehicles with automatic vehicle identification number (VIN) decoding.
  • GPS-tracking tool to find out where you parked.
  • The nearby gas comparison features allow saving money on where you buy gas.


  • Complaints about app draining mobile device’s battery
  • Compass feature is glitchy but can be corrected with a new update
  • Some users face issues with the network connection.

9. Engine Link (iOS)

The Engine Link car diagnostic app is similar to Torque Pro but is only available for iOS devices. The app connects seamlessly with compatible ELM327 Wifi and Bluetooth adapters though there are user complaints in recent time that the Wifi connects feature is failing.


This has led to a low-rating on the app but does not take away the fact that it is one of the best car tracking application on iOS. Engine link is available for just $6 on iTunes and could solve all your car monitoring problems and keep you entirely in charge.


  • One stop customizable dashboard to stop tracking parameters you don’t need
  • Control emission rates and fuel consumption
  • Read and clear thousands of OBD2 fault codes
  • Heads-up dashboard display option
  • No in-app purchases or subscription fees
  • Supports 20+ languages
  • The latest update supports Torque Custom Pid File


  • Users reported a case where app connects without reading ECU data
  • Requires iOS 8.0 or later to run

10. ScanMaster

ScanMaster is another great car monitoring tool for ELM327 OBD2 adapters. Although it is not as popular as the other scanners, the Android application maintains a decent 4.0 rating with over 1 million installs.


With the ScanMaster app on your mobile, you can get a clear overview of your car’s performance in real-time and read fault codes so accurately that your mechanic doesn’t rip you off the next time you go there.

The app developers are generous enough to let Lite version (free) users get some essential car parameters, such as VIN, CVN, fault codes and MIL status. However, you must purchase the pro-version to enjoy all the features including thousands of fault codes and easy-to-understand description for errors.


  • A handful of tracking parameters on the free version
  • Supports German and English languages
  • Easy to navigate
  • Supports most ELM327 adapters
  • Supports data recording
  • Clear graphical representation of data for easier analysis


  • An ineffective customer support team
  • A few cases where some devices are not supported
  • Compatible with only Android 4.0 and above

11. DashCommand (iOS)

DashCommand prides itself as the ultimate way to turn your mobile into an advanced display for engine data and has lived true to their ambitions. The app had also won the SEMA Show best mobile electronic product award in 2014.


DashCommand is one of the most expensive iOS obd2 scanner app (available for $14.99) on iTunes but features the best performance gauges, fuel economy gauges, engine gauges and emission testing for up to five trips.

Customer reviews show that you’ll get full value for your money!


  • Easy to use
  • Allows customization of performance gauges to track your preferred data.
  • Inclinometer to display rolling angle and vehicle pitch while offroad
  • Supports data-logging, recording, and playback
  • A sophisticated trip computer that maintains stats for up to five trips
  • Graphical representation of collected data


  • Not compatible with iPhone X
  • Compatibility issues with Haltech elite 2599
  • Contains in-app purchases for some car models

12. BlueDriver

The BlueDriver OBD2 scanner app is available on iOS and Android. It is one of the best free car diagnostic tools too, little wonder it has a 4.6 rating on iTunes with 2 million downloads racked up.


Whether you’re logged on to the Android or iOS mobile application, BlueDriver allows you to monitor the most critical parameters from your car’s ECU, scan for and clear trouble codes, freeze frame data and share collected data via email.

It even contains some features that are not available on some car tracking apps that you pay to use and for this reason is used by many professional mechanics and auto enthusiasts like you.


  • Wireless connection with your car
  • Supports smog readiness check
  • Highly reduces traveling costs
  • Free and regular updates
  • Displays on-board monitoring test results
  • Improved diagnostic for ABS, Airbag, Transmission and more
  • Allows generation and sharing of repair reports


  • Requires iOS 8 and above
  • A few issues with iPhone XR that can be solved with an update

13. GoFAR

If you want to go far and need a high-performance car diagnostic device that keeps you in charge, then you can get GoFAR. The machine practically monitors car health and tracks mileage while maintaining compatibility with most OBD2 compliant car adapters.


One of the best things about the GoFar car tracking device is that it is IRS-compliant and therefore has the potential to help you save on taxes. There is also a particular focus on fuel savings which you can rely on to cut down travel costs by as much as 10-30%.

The Android and iOS applications maintain a 4.7 rating which is fair for a car tracking service available to a global audience.


  • Easy to install and use
  • Offers one year warranty on initial purchase
  • Sends an alert in plain English as soon as an error pops up in your vehicle’s system
  • Platform for hiring nearby mechanics
  • 3000+ fault codes and description
  • Compete with other drivers on the global leaderboard based on costs saved
  • Sends alerts for checking tire pressure, insurance, and registration
  • No subscription or ongoing fees required


  • Must be purchased from the go at $99

14. FIXD – Vehicle Health Monitor

FIXD is like any other car diagnostic app out there but offers a lot more simplicity without compromising on quality. Fault codes covered on the FIXD app are translated into very easy to read, and understandable terms that will make it possible to take action immediately something goes wrong with your car.


FIXD offers their OBD2 Wifi and Bluetooth adapters for optimal app performance and gauge monitoring. The app is available on Android via Google Play Store and has a decent 4.5 rating by real users.


  • Install in minutes and use immediately.
  • Suitable for first time OBD2 app experience
  • Allows to schedule maintenance reminders
  • Alerts for worn-out car parts that need repair or replacement
  • Easy on-boarding
  • Buy car parts right on the app!
  • A helpful customer support team


  • Bugs in older app versions
  • Works with only FIXD adapters
  • Offers In-app purchases

15. Carly for BMW

Sorry, the last car diagnostic app on our list is for BMW owners and is compatible with adapters provided by Carly.


Whether you’re a newbie or seasoned BMW driver, few apps allow you to view all vital car gauge and parameters in real-time, and Carly is one of them. The Android App also supports standard OBD features, but you’ll have to test for compatibility with the Lite version before purchasing.


  • Thorough health check of your car’s electronic components
  • Used car check before driving your new car off that lot
  • One click control for the electric parking brake
  • Carly adapters feature premium customer support and lifetime warranty
  • DIY battery registration support
  • An excellent customer service team


  • Carly adapters are expensive when compared to others in the market
  • Limited fault codes for BMW 2 series F45/F46


Now that you have a list of best OBD2 apps for iOS/Android, you may want to go out and install any one that suits your car.

Wait. There’s no way to confirm the compatibility of your car with your desired OBD2 app without testing it, so take some time to check on this before you commit your money. Most OBD2 app developers offer a free lite version for this purpose while others do not and want you to get the paid version from the onset. Find out which one works best for you and settle with it.

Finally, here are our top two picks from the long list.

Best Android OBD2 App

Torque Pro – Paid service with excellent features and compatible with many cars.

Best iOS OBD2 App


OBD Fusion – Paid service, easy to use and tracks all vital parameters

Program Hyundai Sonata 2018 8A Smart Key via OBD

January 2, 2019 by obd365  

How to: read pin code from 8A Smart card key and add a smart key on a Hyundai Sonata 2018 using OBDSTAR X300 DP PLUS.


Original key and new key to be programmed

Connect X300 DP PLUS with vehicle via OBD socket
Select Diag Program->Hyundai->Hyundai v30.63->Read Pin Code->Read PinCode (8A Smart Card)




Turn on ignition switch
Open and close the driver door
Reading data


Read 6-digit Pin code success

Select Hyundai->Hyundai v30.63->Select from vehicle->Asia->China->New IX35->Smart Key System->Program smart key










Press Start button and click on ENTER to continue
Turn ignition OFF


OBDSTAR X300 DP plus will ask you enter pin code to continue
Enter PIN and confirm


Put the original smart key vertically close to the Start button within 5s, and press Start button


Program success. Follow same procedure to program a new smart key


Both smart key programming success
Test the remote and start car.






Read and Write Mini Cooper dash MCU mask 0K50E

December 17, 2018 by obd365  

Mini Cooper dash MCU mask 0K50E read with Xprog 5.55 clone programmer.
Tested with 2 PCB and work fine!!!

Read/write eeprom ok!
Read/write flash ok!

MCU Secured!!!





How to install ELM327 USB with PL2303 Chip?

December 14, 2018 by obd365  



STEP 1: Download the ELM327-USB-PL2303-V1.5 Driver Pack from the Downloads page on our website. With 7-Zipinstalled, right click on the compressed folder, navigate to Z-Zip and click on Extract to “ELM327-USB-PL2303-V1.5”.

STEP 2: Open the extracted “ELM327-USB-PL2303-V1.5” folder and open the folder“PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v1.8.0”. Run the application “PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v1.8.0” and follow thesteps to complete the driver installation. This will install the drivers required for the ELM327 USB Scanner.

STEP 3: Plug the ELM327 Scanner’s USB cable into your PC’s USB port. Windows will recognize the cable andconnect it with the drivers that we installed prior.

STEP 4: Check if the Drivers were installed successfully.

  1. Go to your Windows CONTRL PANEL, then navigate to the DEVICE MANAGER. (Tip: You can type “DeviceManager” in the Windows search bar if you cannot find the Device Manager.
  2. Look for the Ports (COM and LPT) directory and arrow on the left to expand the directory
  3. Look for the device called “USB Serial Port”. If the driver was installed successfully, no yellow exclamation markwill be shown

STEP 5: You are now ready to install the Diagnostic Software you prefer to use.

Adjust COM Port Settings (Optional): Depending on the diagnostic software you use; you may need to change theCOM Port Number to match the port range in the software. Some diagnostic software can auto detect the COM Portbeing used.


  1. In Device Manager, right click “USB Serial Port”, click on Properties, Port Settings and click on Advanced.
  2. Select the COM Port you want from the drop down menu and click OK.

How to Configure ELM327 WiFi on Apple iOS or Android?

December 12, 2018 by obd365  

What you need:

  • ELM327 Wi-Fi OBD2 Scanner
  • Apple iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod) or Android Device (Phone or Tablet)
  • Car Diagnostic App for Android or iOS
  • SAFETY WARNING: Never start and run your engine inside of a closed garage. Always make sure there is good ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide fumes are produced by your engine’s exhaust gases.

1. Locate your car’s OBDII diagnostic port and plug in your scanner. The location will vary on each car, but it’s usually found within arm’s reach under the driver’s side dashboard, under the steering wheel.
2. Turn on your ignition by turning your key to the 2nd turn. The engine will be off, but this provides power to your dash lights, radio and also the OBDII diagnostic port.
On your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, go to Settings, then Wi-Fi and connect to the scanner’s Wi-Fi signal. This is done in the same manner as connecting to your home WiFi Network.
The name of the scanner will vary depending on the model: Examples would be OBDII, OBD-II, VLink, ELM327, OBD2, etc
Password (if needed): 12345678
3. Start your engine. Although the OBDII port is providing power to the scanner, in some cases you will not be able to retrieve any engine data without the engine running.
4. Open your preferred app. I will use the Torque app as an example. Go to the Settings page by pressing the Menu button on your device. Then go to “OBD2 Adapter Settings”, then “Choose Device”, and then select the connected WiFi Scanner. This step is critical because the App won’t know to detect the ELM327 Scanner and it won’t connect to the ECU!
5. Go back to the App’s main menu and it will begin establishing a connection with the scanner. All 4 icons will be solid blue when it’s connected (Torque).
If you cannot find the Scanner’s WiFi signal in Wireless Settings:

  • Make sure the scanner is plugged into the OBDII Port and ignition is on
  • Turn off your phone’s Wi-Fi in the settings and turn it back on
  • Unplug and plug in the Scanner from the OBDII port, then find the WiFi Signal

If you can connect to the WiFi signal, but cannot connect within the App:

  • Make sure the connection is configured within the App’s settings. The IP should be192.168.0.10 and the Port is 35000
  • In the iPhone settings, touch the blue arrow on the WiFi connection. By default, it will connect to the DHCP settings. Set it to Static and enter the IP Address “”and Subnet Mask to “”. Try again within the App.
  • Make sure the paired OBD2 scanner is selected within the app’s settings if it won’t connect (see step 4)

How to setup ELM327 Bluetooth OBD2 for Android system?

December 11, 2018 by obd365  

What you need:


SAFETY WARNING: Never start and run your engine inside of a closed garage. Always make sure there is good ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide fumes are produced by your engine’s exhaust gases.



1. Locate your car’s OBDII diagnostic port and plug in your scanner. The location will vary on each car, but it’s usually found within arm’s reach under the driver’s side dashboard, under the steering wheel.


2. Turn on your ignition by turning your key to the 2nd turn. The engine will be off, but this provides power to your dash lights, radio and also the OBDII diagnostic port.


3. From your Android Smartphone or tablet, go to your SETTINGS, then WIRELESS & NETWORKS, then BLUETOOTH SETTINGS. Turn on Bluetooth, scan for the nearby devices and pair your phone with the scanner.

The name of the scanner will vary depending on the model: Examples would be OBDII, OBD-II, VLink, ELM327, OBD2,

The default password is 1234.


4. Open your preferred app. I will use the Torque app as an example. Go to the Settings page by pressing the Menu button on your device. Then go to “OBD2 Adapter Settings”, then “Choose Bluetooth Device”, and then select the paired Scanner. This step is critical because the App won’t know to detect the ELM327 Scanner and it won’t connect to the ECU!


5. Go back to the App’s main menu and it will begin establishing a connection with the scanner. All 4 icons will be solid blue when it’s connected (Torque).




Tips for Bluetooth Pairing Issues:

  • Make sure the scanner is plugged into the OBDII Port and ignition is on
  • Unpair any existing Bluetooth devices such as a headset or speaker
  • If the password 1234 doesn’t work, try 12345 or 0000
  • Turn off Bluetooth, turn it back on and re-scan for Bluetooth devices
  • Unplug and plug in the Scanner from the OBDII port, then re-scan for Bluetooth devices

App Connection Issues:

  • Make sure the paired OBD2 scanner is selected within the app’s settings if it won’t connect (see step 3)
  • Restart the Application
  • Unpair the Bluetooth device and pair it again.

How to change mileage on Citroen C elysee 2015

November 27, 2018 by obd365  

How to:  correct mileage on Citroen c elysee 2015 with xprog m box ecu programmer (here using version v5.55).

Original odometer: 186,854 KM




Wiring connection to xprog






Mileage after correction: 71,086 KM




(Click to enlarge)

Video guide: