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2016 Prius v 330,000 km which OBD Adapter?

Discussion in 'Prius v Main Forum' started by Paul Morphy, Feb 19, 2024.

  1. Paul Morphy

    Paul Morphy New Member

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    Hello everyone, this is my first post so please be gentle if I’m in the wrong subforum.
    My Prius is a well maintained ex taxi. I’d like to purchase a bluetooth OBD to use with my iPhone.
    Can you please tell which one to get from Amazon?
    Thank you in advance .
     
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  2. rjparker

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    A lot depends on what you need to do and what apps you use with the Bluetooth interface.

    My $26 Bluetooth interface which I keep in the console

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    I use the “Car Scanner” app most of the time for DTCs and live data. I also have “Dr Prius” for an easy look at the hybrid battery but rarely use it. Both apps are free but have low cost upgrades which are worth it on Car Scanner. Neither will do active bidirectional tests. They won’t do TPMS or brake booster bleeding.

    For that I have an old windows laptop and Toyota Techstream along with a hardware interface. Rarely use it.

    A little more spendy than a Bluetooth setup is something like an XTool D8BT sometimes on sale for $540. It has bidirectional control and brake bleeding.

     
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