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Post by ElNumbre on Fri 8 Jul 2016 - 18:02

I wanted to report that the Wind happily supports OBD through the EOBD port hidden inside the glovebox, to the right of the fusebox area.  For those that don't know what OBD is, it standards for On Board Diagnostics and is a capability used by garages to read metrics and reset faults indicated within the computer (usually indicated by the check engine light).
The OBD also gives a number of live metrics as recorded by the ECU, but these vary by car.

Home users can now pickup cheap OBD adapters for not a lot of cash - from £20 rising to about £100.  They come in 3 main flavours - Bluetooth (for Android devices), Wifi (for Apple Devices) and USB/Com Port for PC devices.  Generally, Bluetooth ones are the most popular, and also the easiest to obtain.  However, I'd recommend steering clear of the very cheapest Chinese devices which I've tried and not had much luck with.   There is a good list of devices at https://torque-bhp.com/wiki/Bluetooth_Adapters.  I use the Scantool OBD-MX device http://www.scantool.net/obdlink-mx.html which is at the pricier end of the scale, but has excellent support and supports fast updates, good security and other capabilities.  

Software wise, there is a variety of apps beyond that supplied with the dongle.  I use the Torque app for Android which costs about £3 and supports the following Wind variables out of the box


I'm hoping that there are other variables to scan and add to the tools, but Renault documentation seems a bit thin, particularly with regard to Twingos and Clios, but I am going to keep researching and seeing what else we can grab.  I am also hoping to find CAN bus variables to control various elements remotely.  It appears that the ECU doesn't seem to use Nissan software which is a shame as that is quite well documented.

There is more summary about OBD on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On-board_diagnostics#EOBD
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Re: OBD Port Works

Post by knebby on Fri 8 Jul 2016 - 22:07

You lost me on line two.....
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Post by johntymac on Sat 9 Jul 2016 - 11:33

Got one last year, great bit of kit. got mine from amazon £25. wind

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Re: OBD Port Works

Post by colin565 on Sat 9 Jul 2016 - 14:29

Would be worthwhile trying to get a list of OB11 fault codes for the Wind. The E manual we got recently is rather lacking in that department (which I mentioned).

I suppose most of the codes would be similar to the Twingo. Though roof/boot fault codes would be specifically for the Wind.

Problem is trying to get a hold of the list.
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Post by LukeC on Sat 9 Jul 2016 - 14:58

I used mine with a bluetooth reader and torque app worked fine

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Re: OBD Port Works

Post by ElNumbre on Sat 9 Jul 2016 - 22:00

@colin565 I found a plugin for the Torque app which lets you scan for PIDs from the ECU, but apparently it takes about an hour and a half to run.

Does anyone know if Dialogys has the various fault codes?

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Re: OBD Port Works

Post by colin565 on Sun 10 Jul 2016 - 22:31

Here are the generic OB11 codes for Renault cars....

http://obdii.pro/en/model/renault
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