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Old 04-13-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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Using an ObdII reader with the 987

I picked up a cheap OBDII reader to work with my data logging software:--
Amazon.com: ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII OBD2 Diagnostic Scanner Can ELM 327 Scantool Check Engine Light Car Code Reader: Car Electronics

Seems to work great on a RAV4 and a BMW 328i, but on a 2006 Boxster I see the OBD clock running, but no data--coolant temp, fuel pressure, revs, etc..

Does anyone have any experience with one of these devices ( or similar) on a Porsche?

Thanks for any help.
2013 Boxster S
2006 Boxster--sold
1999 Boxster--sold
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:42 PM   #2
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I have an Acutron handheld reader and it seems to have no problem reading the basic codes on a 986 (or my wifes VW Bora or our Audi S4). I think if you are having a problem its with the software. Id be interested if you could find some free OBD software for a laptop with bluetooth.

The Durametric system seems to be the best for Porsche because it can access the higher functions that the general purpose OBDII scanners cant access. I think its pricey though.

It depends what you want to use this thing for. If its to reset error codes any ol' scanner should work. If however you need to reset the airbag warning because you tried to disconnect the heated seats like this idiot then you need to something tailored for Porsche's.
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