OBD 2 Adapter for Ford Cars

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OBD 2 Adapter for Ford Cars

Postby Willi87 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:35 am

Hi,

I have got a few questions, for which I couldnt find an answer. :?

First:
Is there anyone who has expirience with an OBD2 Adapter for Ford cars?
I have got the Ford Fiesta ST from 2013 (1,6l engine, 182HP, 240Nm, Vmax=223Km/h).

I was looking for an adapter on amazon, but there is a huge variety. I just cant decide.
In an other thread I read that someone tried many different models and manufacturers. But there were a lot of problems.

As Harry recommended, I would not like to buy a "china" product. :)
Maybe next week, I will find some time to drive to my Ford dealer. Perhaps they can help me too.


Second:
Next to this task, I think about buying a GoPro Hero Silver 4. Somewhere I read that the GoPro uses WiFi. That means I have to buy
an OBD Adapter which has Bluethooth? Is that right?


Summarised, my questions are:
Can sb. recommend an OBD II Adapter for Ford (especially FoFi ST Mk7/ Ja8), and does it must have Bluethooth so that I can use
a GoPro parallel?

Thank you for your help! :)
Willi


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Re: OBD 2 Adapter for Ford Cars

Postby Harry » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:48 am

Hi,

Please start with reading www.gps-laptimer.de/compatibility/ios or www.gps-laptimer.de/compatibility/android. These pages show all valid options for OBD (and other accessories) including recommendations. Ford cars come with pretty stable OBD implementation, I see issues rarely here.

On HERO remote controlling: correct, when using its WiFi connection, all other accessories should be BT devices. Full details are available here: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=2322

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Re: OBD 2 Adapter for Ford Cars

Postby Willi87 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:35 am

Thanks for your really fast reply :D ,

of course I read the recommendations for the devices. :)
The OBDlink Mx Bluethooth is offered by amazon for 184€ at this moment. The Kiwi costs about 95€.
Maybe there is a cheaper supplier. Or perhaps there could be a cheaper device where people have made good expirience with.
(Thats an additional reason why I asked)


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Re: OBD 2 Adapter for Ford Cars

Postby Harry » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:41 am

OBDLink adapters are pretty expensive when buying then in the EU. The OBDLink LX BT sells for US$ 69 on the Amazon US store (you don't need the MX from my point of view). I found it for 119.95 EUR here: http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00H9S7 ... 2U8ZXEX1PI

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Re: OBD 2 Adapter for Ford Cars

Postby Willi87 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:32 pm

I checked this adapter, too. But in the product description I read this sentence: "Bei gewünschtem Zugang zu den Ford und GM Netzwerken (Ford MSC and GMLAN), wäre ein Erwerb von OBDLink MX ratsam."

It ist recommended to take the MX version, when driving a Ford car. :(
Or do you know for sure if this adapter will work with my Ford?

btw: Thanks for your active support! :)


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Re: OBD 2 Adapter for Ford Cars

Postby Harry » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:51 pm

LapTimer (and most other OBD apps) doesn't use specific Ford or GM networks, the LX will support the standard set.

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Re: OBD 2 Adapter for Ford Cars

Postby carramrod » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:21 pm

I've been using the Automatic adapter with my 2014 Fiesta ST (US Spec) for a bit now. I don't know what the Automatic adapter costs in the EU though...

I also use a GoPro3Black successfully with HLT as the same time.

Edit: You on Android? Then I don't recommend the Automatic adapter



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