OBDII apps/tools for GEN I 2003 Prius

Discussion in 'Prius OBDII Third-Party Apps' started by rhc3v6, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. rhc3v6

    rhc3v6 Red Hat Certified Engineer V6

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    Does anyone know what apps and tools are available for the GEN I Prius? I have an 03 and would LOVE to have an Android app that can monitor some functions on the Prius if one exists.

    Even if an Android app does not exist I still need a scan tool that can not just read but also communicate with the Prius so I can do things like bleed brake lines and inverter coolant lines.
     
  2. 3prongpaul

    3prongpaul Hybrid Shop Owner, worked on 100's of Prius's

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    The best tool for diagnostics is Toyota Techstream (dealer software). Software can be "found" online if you are creative, but you'll need a $500 Mongoose MFC cable (or Chinese clone) in order to use it. There are a bunch of Scangauge Xgauges defined for the Gen1 Prius, not quite Android user interface, but gives you insight into various Hybrid parameters.
     
  3. jetsonj

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    I'm looking on amazon, and finding about a hundred or so OBD gauges. Can anyone recommend one that will not cost an arm and a leg, and will just read a code, so that I can figure out if it's something minor or major? are there any that let me reset it if it's minor? I have a code on my 2001 Prius that will keep coming on periodically that I'll need to reset. I already saw the threads about taking it to a local auto parts store, and I'm going to try to find one that will read codes for me, but haven't had any luck so far with that.
     
  4. jetsonj

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    I like the USB or ones, or ones that can connect to my Android phone, if that narrows it down some.
     
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