ELM MOTOR SCANNER 327. WHY IS IT NECESSARY AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
There are different devices that can facilitate the operation of the car. One of them is capable of becoming an ELM327 autoscanner. Let us tell you what it is, how to use it and what programs are needed for work. WHY DOES IT NEED? With the help of his car diagnostics is carried out easier and in a shorter period. Even a novice car enthusiast can master it, all you need is a car scanner and a telephone / laptop. Unlike traditional diagnostics, which is carried out by people with special technical knowledge and experience. This auto scanner is compact, easy to use and accurate in results. It is also needed to read information from the electronic control unit of the car and the recognition of errors. For example, the engine error light on the instrument panel came on. But what does it mean that the car is wrong? Using the ELM 327 scanner you can find out the exact type of fault and which of the systems is not working. After eliminating this error, you can erase it from memory. As a result, the error message on the instrument panel goes out and it is not necessary to stop by the car service for the sake of it. WITH WHAT ARE AUTO COMPATIBLE AND HOW TO CONNECT IT? This device is compatible with cars from the USA, which are produced after 1996 and from European countries, which are made after 2001 (if these are cars on diesel, then after 2004). On some cars, even released in 2003, scanners may not work. Therefore, before buying, check the compatibility of your car and scanner. To work, you need a reader (computer / laptop / smartphone), it must be installed diagnostic software (special application). This can be any suitable gadget with the Android system, as well as a PC – portable or stationary. Software usually comes bundled with the device. The autoscanner is connected via Bluetooth, via Wi-Fi or using a USB cable. The dimensions of the device are of the type standard 5 to 3 centimeters or mini – almost 2 times less than the standard. Greater popularity has acquired a device that uses Bluetooth. Especially version 1.5, which has a lot of advantages. It is easy to operate, reliable and inexpensive. PROGRAMS FOR WORK There are many Russian-language applications for machine diagnostics. Among them there are both free versions and paid ones. Consider programs that are compatible with the auto scanner. As a rule, the software is attached to the scanner in the kit. But even in its absence, you can find the required software on the Internet and download it via Google Play to the gadget. Torque program There is a free Lite version and a more complete Pro. Application functionality is widely manifested when using the Pro version. But the Lite version is not useless. With the help of it, it is really possible to check the serviceability of the scanner, as well as whether it is compatible with your machine. Torque Lite is also capable of displaying multiple parameters and resetting errors. Application functions: Check-Engine error diagnostics; output parameters online in the virtual instrument panel; diagnosing oxygen sensors; alert if the readings of the parameters are critical; calculation of fuel consumption and how much the trip will cost; It is possible to create a video recording while moving a car, here you also need the TrackRecorder plugin. Of the minuses – not the whole program is translated into Russian. This also applies to the Pro version, which is not free. Despite this fact, the program is in the greatest demand among motorists. The OBD Auto Doctor program Its task is to read the dynamic and saved parameters from the engine control unit (ECU) of the OBD2 auto standard. The application is 100% Russian-speaking. With the help of it, the equipment of both the Russian manufacturer and the foreign one is diagnosed. What can this program? It has the following functions: error reading and decoding; resetting errors; read parameters online; read body VIN. OpenDiag based on Android. Its name is OpenDiag Mobile, and the possibilities are much greater when compared with peers. The application diagnoses the details of domestic-made injection cars if the ELM327 autoscanner is connected. This version is free and has thousands of positive reviews online. It remains to clarify some points. The scanner clearly implements its tasks, calculates and eliminates errors on the automatic transmission and the engine. Also, the task of the scanner – the issuance of information, graphs, analytics, digital values of the sensors, is read. If necessary, the possible elimination of existing errors and failures. The speed of the car while driving the device sets quite accurately, as well as the engine temperature values. It is impossible not to notice that the instructions do not indicate the main point. It turns out that the device worked, you first need to start the car, and only then insert the scanner. Otherwise, an error will be issued. Also, when using the Torque application of any version, the program initially hangs a bit, after that everything is getting better. Conclusion. The auto scanner is definitely a necessary and demanded thing for the owner. The device is well suited for personal use.