OBDMobile

Windows Mobile Phone OBDMobile OBD car image settings

Instructions

NOTE: Though you can still email me with questions, this project is not currently being worked on.

USB OBD Connection:

  • First start your vehicle
  • Next plug in your USB into your Car
  • Know the Com Port your USB is connected to on your device (COM4, COM5,Ect)
  • Start OBDMobile
  • If this is your First Time Setup it will take you to the settings page!
  • Other wise tap options then Settings to proceed to the Settings Page
  • Go to the OBD Tab in settings and select your Com port and Baud Rate(38400)
  • Tap Save and then hit Connect!

Blue Tooth OBD Connection:

  • First make sure you can connect and configure your device to run Blue Tooth
  • MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ASSIGNED THE BT DEVICE A COM PORT
  • Start your vehicle
  • Next plug the Blue Tooth OBD to your car
  • If its your first time, make a blue connection with your device to the OBD
  • MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ASSIGNED THE BT DEVICE A COM PORT
  • If you can sucessfully assign it a COM port then it should work
  • Start OBDMobile
  • If this is your First Time Setup it will take you to the settings page!
  • Other wise tap options then Settings to proceed to the Settings Page
  • Go to the OBD Tab in settings and select your Com port and Baud Rate(38400)
  • Tap Save and then hit Connect!

Windows Mobile Phone OBDMobile OBD car image settings
WIFI OBD Connection:

  • This one seams to be the trickest method to set up
  • Start your vehicle
  • Next plug the WIFI OBD to your car
  • First follow the connection instructions on your WIFI OBD Connector
  • Make sure you followed them to the letter. A small mistake can mean everything.
  • Make sure you have your IP Address set correctly on both the connector and your device
  • Check again to make sure that those settings are correct, and you can correctly connect to the connector
  • Start OBDMobile
  • If this is your First Time Setup it will take you to the settings page!
  • Other wise tap options then Settings to proceed to the Settings Page
  • go to the OBD Tab and check the WIFI box
  • Now addjust the IP Address box to your device
  • It goes IPaddress:Port ex: 192.168.0.10:35000
  • It is preset for Kiwi Wifi connection: 192.168.0.10:35000
  • Tap Save and then hit Connect!

Windows Mobile Phone OBDMobile OBD car image settings
GPS Connection:
In case you do not have a OBD connector with you, you can still use OBDMobile

  • Make sure your device is set to allow programs to use your GPS
  • OBDMobile is set to use Microsoft's GPS driver by default
  • But if you want you can disable it and give it a Com Port and Baud Rate
    It is under GPS/Map tab in Settings
  • To start GPS it is under Options > Connect to GPS

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Basic Usage: OBD

    First make sure you have Set up and Saved your Settings
  • Tap Connect OBD to start the connection
    This could take a few seconds as OBDMobile runs some self tests to see what all your car will display.
  • This test is not always correct so you can toggle boxes in Data to retest areas
  • The two main areas just display information
  • Main: Shows MPH,RPM,MPG
  • Data: Shows the Data Displays you have choosen in Settings, up to 9 Displays
  • Next to each is a checkbox, this allows you to toggle what is shown
  • The LESS checked boxes the FASTER it will display

  • Logging Data and Graphs
  • You must be connected to OBD to display graphs
  • You then must tell it to Log Data: Tap > Options > OBD Data Logging > Log Data
  • From here you can Save the data to a CSV file or Graph the Data
  • Tap Options > Graph and you have two options:
    Snap Shot: Shows a Quick graph of the data up to that point.
    Streaming: Streams the Data to the Graph

  • Maps and Routing
  • First Connect to GPS
  • Then tap Options > Map > Enable Map
  • From here you have many options, some can be saved in the Settings area.
  • Map Type: You can choose between diffrent Map Types, all Bing based
  • You can use your current location to center the map
  • You can even save your location as "Parked car" to find your way back later
    Parked Car Locator is pretty basic, nothing special
  • You can also Log your Route and choose to display it, save it, and load it

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Basic Usage: Check Engine Light

  • The Check Engine area is for Engine Diagnostics:
  • If you are already connected then you do not need to change any settings or tap Connect
  • But you can connect and use Check Engine by itself without having to use OBDMobile proper.
  • Settings will be loaded from the Save File but can be changed here
    any changed here will not effect the save file
  • If not connected tap Connect
  • Reset MIL button will attempt to reset your Check Engine Light
  • View Code button will attempt to scan your car for MIL codes and then display the following:
  • Unmodified responce: This is what the car says, untranslated
  • Translated responce: OBDMobile will translate and compare the error to 1000 preloaded codes
  • If you know the P code, you can enter it (without the P) in the box and it will translate it for you

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Advanced Settings:

  • Displays
  • On the Left is the Displays to be Shown, on the right is the Displays not Shown
    Use the buttons to change what is or is not shown, and also the order they are listed.
    You can have up to 9 displays at once
  • GPS/Map
  • Most of these settings is for convenience:
    Use GPS for Speed - When possible it will use GPS over OBD to display speed.
    Enable Map on GPS Connect - Automatically start the map when you connect to the GPS
    Use Current Location - Use your current location on the map by default
    Display Lat/Long on the map - Show it by default
    Display route when logging - Automatically display the route on the map when logging
  • Debug
  • Use this tab at your own risk
  • Log OBD Communications - When enabled it will log and save the OBD communications
    If you are having trouble with certain data displays, now showing and so on
    This is what you should send me
  • Show Debug Messages - This turns on debugging, in other words
    It will display a pop up everytime something goes wrong.
    If it keeps crashing this is one of the items to send me
    Dont use either option unless you have to
  • Ignore bad OBD data
  • OBDMobile can be a bit touchy during run time and sometimes makes mistakes
    If you know for a fact, lets say RPM data works just fine but every now and then
    it unchecks and turns off
  • Vehicle
  • This area is important to get accurate MPG, HP and Torque estimates.
  • The mbetter the numbers the better the data
  • Ignore MPH higher than: - OBDMobile is estimating MPG based on car data.
    Sometimes the car data can produce really high numbers.
    If you know your truck could not make 50+ MPG then it might be a good idea to ignore it
  • Shift Guide - There is said to be a mathematical formula to know the best time to shift is
    OBDMobile does not use it, thought it was planned to it seamed like to much work
    If you want me to try and finish it then feel free to start asking me for it
    Untill then you can tell it a shift rpm, when your rpm reaches it a red arrow will display

OBD Terminal
This is a rather important Debugging feature
And its rather purposefully undocumented
With this you can connect and send commands to your OBD one at a time
This is use full for trouble shooting the communications problems betwene your car and OBDMobile

Head Up Display (HUD)
The coolest part of the whole program.
It allows you to use the program as a HUD on your windshield.

  • First use a bright screen setting and turn off the dimmer function.
  • Under the Options menu click on Heads Up Display, it should invert MPH/KMH and RPM
  • You even have a few options of styles to display
  • Once it gets dark out place the device under your windshield
  • Enjoy the awesome HUD-ness
  • Only the MPH and RPM are HUD-ified, the rest of the text is to small to be of any use

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