Quick Scangauge II ?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by littlehandegan, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. littlehandegan

    littlehandegan Junior Member

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    When ordering the Scangauge II, I see some people mentioning programming for X-Gauge stuff.

    If I want my scan gauge primarily to read OBD fault codes (EX p0a
     
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    What's your question? If you want to read codes and don't care about the gauges, you can get an OBDII reader or a TIS techstream cable and software off eBay or Amazon and connect with a laptop. Both are very under $30 vs $100+ for the scangauge. You can also get the less expensive scangauge e that will read codes as well.

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    I am asking if out of the box the Scangauge 2 will read our obd2 codes?
     
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    Yes but scangauge isn’t best thing to read fault codes. X-gauges and scangauge itself is mostly used and best when used as extra gauges and better trip computer.
     
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    Yes OTB SG2 reads codes. And it provides a lot of other functionality without the need for xgauge.

    I have my SG2 permanently mounted below my center dash (below the stereo and below the flip out compartment). It allows you to configure from a number of OOTB gauges with one in each corner. I have mine showing water temperature (so I know when my Prius is capable of phase 4), 12V battery charge ( i had some 12v issues for a little while that left me skittish and watching it), current MPG and trip MPG.

    As for code reading, it has been a lifesaver during my tumultuous HV battery failures (2 now). Being able to quickly read and clear codes can prevent your prius from going into limp mode.
     
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    Oh wait.. i take it back. I changed the 12v gauge and now it shows RPMs of the ice.
     
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