Microsoft confirmed that there is a bug that prevents certain Bluetooth devices from working in the current release of Windows 10. The bug affects two of our products, OBDLink LX Bluetooth and OBDLink MX Bluetooth. The bug should be addressed by an upcoming Windows Update.
Carplugs.com has its mobile website:
You can check it out with your iPhone, Android device, Blackberry Smartphone, Windows device or your tablet.
We are offering free shipping on these OBD2 Scanners:
Just enter FreeShip2015 on the Discount Code Box in the cart during checkout.
This is the first time that we are publishing a customer comment.
But I fell it’s necessary after the stiff competition now in the OBD2 scanner market, this customer ordered an OBDLInk MX Bluetooth:
I looked for a place to leave a review so just to say thanks Its great to order online and get what you actually ordered.the scan tool works great easy to connect to a PC the software was straight forward to download and install, no surprises.
Thanks Mr. Gordon.
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.
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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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:
We still carry special obd2 cables of all kind at carplugs.com
The best sellers are the open end obd2 cable and the famous and rare OBD2 splitter cable.
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:
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.