Can I use my laptop as a OBD2 scanner?

Can I use my laptop as a OBD2 scanner?

OBDLink SX will quickly and accurately diagnose engine problems and provide real-time engine data. All you need is a 1996 or newer vehicle and a Windows tablet or laptop with a USB port, and you have a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use diagnostics system.

What is OBD2 software?

OBD-II systems provide access to health information and access to numerous parameters and sensors from the Electronic Control Units (ECUs). Thus, the OBDII system offers valuable information, including diagnostic trouble codes when troubleshooting problems.

How much does it cost to reprogram a car’s computer?

The pricing for this can vary depending on the amount of work to fix it and the parts needed. Generally, this can be between $80 and $180.

How long does a car computer last?

An ECU is meant to last the lifespan of the vehicle, or at least 100,000 with proper maintenance. The electric control unit works with the currents in the engine to balance fuel and air intake for maximum performance of the engine.

How to connect to OBD2?

– Some scanners may require password to connect. For ELM327 products, the default password is 1234. – Open your preferred OBD-II app. Go to the Settings page and pair with the bluetooth scanner. – Make sure its connected and then go back to the App’s main menu to enjoy its features.

How to install an OBD2 device?


  • Prolific USB-to-Serial
  • USB Serial Port
  • USB2.0-Serial
  • Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge
  • What OBD2 scanner should you buy?

    The best OBD-II scanner we used and tested is the Innova CarScan Inspector 5310. It has a color display, delivers a ton of useful data, shuts off the oil-change light and can run your car through

    What does OBD2 stand for?

    OBD II is an acronym for On-Board Diagnostic II, the second generation of on-board self-diagnostic equipment requirements for light- and medium-duty California vehicles. On-board diagnostic capabilities are incorporated into the hardware and software of a vehicle’s on-board computer to monitor virtually every component that can affect emission performance.