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 your USB connector to your OBD Port on your vehicle
  • If this is your first time, Windows will install drivers.
    Some times it will install TWO drivers.
    One from Windows and one from Windows Update.
    Usally the correct one is not the Windows Update driver.
    If you choose the wrong one it will time out or freeze.
    This is a Windows Driver problem.
  • Know your COM port for the device.
    You can find this in: Computer > Properties > Device Manager > Ports (COM & LPT)
    It will be listed something like: Standard Serial over USB link
  • Now start OBDMobile
  • If this is your First Time Setup it will take you to the Settings page.
  • Otherwise you can click Options (the Down Arrow) then Settings to proceed to the Settings Page
  • Go to the OBD Tab in Settings and select your COM port and Baud Rate (38400)
  • Click save and then Connect.

Blue Tooth OBD Connection:

  • First start your vehicle
  • Next plug your BT OBD connector to your OBD Port on your vehicle
  • Next you have to connect and pair the connector to your computer.
  • Follow the instructions that came with your connector but generally it goes as follows:
    You pair your connector to your computer.
    You make sure Serial Port is checked under blue tooth services
    Windows will download and installs the drivers
    Some times it will install TWO drivers.
    One from Windows and one from Windows Update.
    Usally the correct one is not the Windows Update driver.
    If you choose the wrong one it will time out or freeze.
    This is a Windows Driver problem.
  • Know your COM port for the device.
    You can find this in: Computer > Properties > Device Manager > Ports (COM & LPT)
    It will be listed something like: Standard Serial over Bluetooth link
  • Now start OBDMobile
  • If this is your First Time Setup it will take you to the Settings page.
  • Otherwise you can click Options (the Down Arrow) then Settings to proceed to the Settings Page
  • Go to the OBD Tab in Settings and select your COM port and Baud Rate (38400)
  • Click save and then Connect.

WIFI OBD Connection:

  • Start your vehicle
  • Next plug your WIFI OBD connector to your OBD Port on your vehicle
  • Follow the instructions that came with your connector but generally it goes as follows:
    Connect to the Ad-hoc WIFI network created by the connector
    Change your own IP address located:
    (Windows 7) Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections
    Right click on your Wireless Network Connections then click Properties
    Click on Internet Proctocol Version 4 then Properties
    Select: Use the following IP address:
    For KIWI it is: 192.168.0.11
  • Allow it to connect to the Ad-hoc network.
  • Now start OBDMobile
  • If this is your First Time Setup it will take you to the Settings page.
  • Otherwise you can click Options (the Down Arrow) then Settings to proceed to the Settings Page
  • Go to the OBD Tab in Settings and check Use WIFI OBD Connector
  • Check the IP Address it goes: ipaddess:port example: 192.168.10.10:35000
  • Click save and then 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

  • Know your devices Com port and Baud Rate
  • In Settings enter them under the GPS tab
  • Click save then enter GPS from the main display

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Basic Usage: OBD

  • Click Connect to OBD to start the connections
    If it times out of freezes please check your COM port selection
    If the wrong port is selected it can cause OBDMobile to lock up and freeze.
    This is usally a Windows Driver Problem as explained in Set Up
  • Once connected OBDMobile will run some self tests to see what all your vehicle can display
  • The self test is not allways correct, you can recheck the Data display boxes to rerun the test
  • There are two main areas: Main Display and Vehicle Data
  • Main Display shows: MPH, RPM and MPG
  • Vehicl 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 run

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Logging Data and Graphs

  • You must be connected to OBD to display graphs.
  • You must open the Logging Panel by click on Options(The Down Arrow) > Logging.
  • You must then tell it to start logging data by checking the Log Data checkbox
  • Now that it is logging data yu can save the data to a .csv or display in a Graph
  • To Graph you have two options:
    Snap Shot: Shows a quick Graph of the current data.
    Streaming: Streams the live data to the Graph.
  • Pick a choice and hit Graph

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Maps and Routing

  • First open the GPS Panel
  • Then Connect to GPS
  • You can enable the 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 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

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OBD Terminal

OBDTerminal is mainly used for Debugging purposes.
With OBDterminal you can send and view commands to the Vehicle.

  • You can not run OBDterminal if you are already connected, you must start disconnected
  • Once opened you can Connect to OBD
  • From here you can then choose a command from the dropbox.
  • Or type on into the textbox.
  • Textbox has priority so it must be cleared to use the dropbox.
  • Once done you can save the log

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