OBDLink MX WiFi Finally Available, Free Shipping to USA

OBDLlink MX WiFi Is finally available form Carplugs.com

We are offering free shipping to USA.

Enter Code : FreeShip2014  in discount code field.

This unit is also the first WiFi scanner that can comunicate with the MS CAN & SW CAN networks plus the standard five OBD-II protocols. OBDlin MX WiFI is up to 4 times quicker than the comparable obd2 scanner. You can save hundreds of dollars by using this scan tool instead of going to a repair shop.

 

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http://www.carplugs.com/obd2iphone.html

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Administrator - November 22, 2014 at 12:19 pm

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Security for Bluetooth OBD2 Scanner, Car Hacking

New kind of Car Hacking:

 

With a cheap OBD2 Bluetooth scanner from Ebay or Chinese clones, you have barely have security,  The default code for these cheap scanner is either “0000”, “1234”, or “6789”. Essentially, the unit is on all the time, slowing drawing energy from the battery, which means that it is discoverable all the time. So, anyone walking around the car park or stuck in traffic,  could basically get a full readout of your car’s diagnostics. With some new apps, you can do several functions not available before ( check italic text). With the OBDLink MX, LX and WiFi MX, you have Hack-Proof. It’s a cutting-edge security scheme virtually eliminates the risk of unauthorized access not available on Chinese Clones or Ebay purchased scanners. Think about this before purchasing your new obd2 scanner.

So someone can hack your car via the OBD2 port to unlock door (on some car models only) or worst start your car with a cheap OBD2 Bluetooth or Wifi Scanner .

 

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obdCaneX Lite is an Android based application which allows full keyfob control functions of your vehicle. Including unlocking and locking of doors, activation of your panic alarm, remote starting and shutting off of your engine (if OEM equipped remote start capability is activated).
Remote for Nissan (WiFi iOS version) allows you to activate several accessories from your car remotely. You can turn on the head lights, sound the horn and lock/unlock doors without touching your car keys: Parking Locators, Open Trunk and Lock/Unlock Door
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Carplugs OBDLink MX scanner

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Data Link Connector compared to OBD2 J1962 Connector

We have a lot questions about Data Link Connectors.

The Data Link Connector is a synonym for OBD2 connector.

J1962 connector, obd or obd-II connector are all synonyms for Data Link Connector (DTL).

We sell two kinds of Female connectors:

The bracket mount item # 2000 and the snap mount # 3000:

Visit our Carplugs’s connectors page

 

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Administrator - September 12, 2014 at 8:21 pm

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OBD2 Cables

Hi,

We still carry special obd2 cables of all kind at carplugs.com

 

We have ten of the most popular obdii cables.

The best sellers are the open end obd2 cable and the famous and rare OBD2 splitter cable.

 

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Administrator - August 5, 2014 at 11:26 am

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Female OBD2 (J1962) Snap Connector

Hello,

We had a lot of demand for a female OBD2 connector but with a snap type mounting tab instead of the regular bracket type. The Chevrolet Cruze uses this obd plug.

Item  # 3000  Female Snap Type Connector:

http://www.carplugs.com/products.html

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Administrator - June 25, 2014 at 10:50 pm

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OBDLink MX for Mileage Correction

Hello,

We have been asked several questions about the OBDLink MX as a mileage corrector. Some customers did send us this you tube video:

I want to put the record strait, the hardware looks like the OBDLink MX but the software used is not sold by Carplugs and will never be sold by us. The application looks like a home made app.

NOTE: Mileage correction is illegal in several jurisdictions. Carplugs.com is not promoting Mileage Correction. We will never sell any software that is capable of performing odometer correction. If you have any questions about this, asks the software programmer.

 

http://www.carplugs.com/obd2bluetooth.html

 

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Administrator - April 28, 2014 at 1:50 pm

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Torque for Blackberry 10 devices available

Good News,

The award winner OBD2 app Torque for Android devices is finally available for BB10 devices like, Z10, Q10, Q5, Porsche Design P9982 and Z30 smartphones and the Playbook tablet. Unfortunately, it’s a port from the Android app version, it’s a not a true native BB application. But at the same time, here at Carplugs, we are truly delighted about having this professional app for BB devices.

You can use the OBDLink MX Bluetooth with Torque or the new lower cost OBDLink LX Bluetooth also.

We should test Torque with the OBDLink MX with a Z10 and with BB Playbook in the spring.

Stay tune to Carplugs blog for more info.

Carplugs team

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Administrator - January 13, 2014 at 1:04 pm

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Blackberry OBD2 software finally available

Hello,

Finally, we have an obd2 software for the Blackberry BB10 devices.  I’ve downloaded the software on my Z10 and I will write a full review and maybe also a video review. It looks like a port from the Android platform.

http://laplogger.com/products.shtml?fily=bb

Also on another note, I just read today on the Ian Hawkins’s forum that Torque will be finally ported on the BB10 OS. That means that will we enjoy one the best OBD2 app around on our z10, Q10 and BB playbook.

http://torque-bhp.com/

For hardware look at the OBDLink MX

 

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Administrator - May 29, 2013 at 2:59 pm

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Ontario’s New Drive Clean OBD2 test

Since January 2013 Ontario changed and began using the on-board diagnostic (OBD) testing method instead of the old method of measuring exhaust emissions straight from the tailpipe.

A government-approved OBD test unit, plugged in under your dashboard, monitors the self-tests your vehicle performs on its own emissions control systems while driving . Since OBD2 stores trouble codes for emissions equipment, the testing computer can query the vehicle’s onboard computer and verify there are no emission related trouble codes and that the vehicle is in compliance with emission standards for the model year it was manufactured.

You need to repair any check engine code problem before going to do the Drive Clean test.  Your check engine light could be on because of a bad oxygen sensor, MAP sensor, EGR valve, etc.  The OBDLink SX code reader can read and erase your codes in you car’s computer.

Examples of codes:

P0051 HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low (Bank 2 Sensor 1)

P0069 Manifold Absolute Pressure – Barometric Pressure Correlation

P0382 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction

Steps to make your vehicle ready for a Drive Clean test

  1. Purchase an OBD2 Scanner from OBD2.ca to clear and repair a check engine problem (i.e O2 sensor, MAP sensor).
  2. Make sure the vehicle has been parked for eight hours without a start.
  3. Start the engine and allow it to idle in Drive for two minutes and 30 seconds with the air conditioning and rear defroster on.
  4. Turn the air conditioner and rear defroster off. Drive the vehicle for 10 minutes at highway speeds.
  5. Drive the vehicle for 20 minutes in stop-and-go traffic.
  6. Go to your test.

OBDLink MX Bluetooth OBD2 Scantool

OBDLink SX USB Scantool

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Administrator - March 14, 2013 at 9:12 pm

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Carplugs Updated Obd2 Website

Hi,

Our updated website is launching soon in the Spring. The website will be totally redesigned with new obd (on-board diagnostic) products. We will have a new payment gateway and a new shopping cart.

Stay Tune on Carplugs, Home of the OBD2 (J1962) Connector

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