: can you rec an iPhone code reader and OBD-II connector

05-21-13, 11:39 AM
Gentlemen, I'm in need of a code reader that will work on both my V and my wife's 06 MINI. I would like to use my iPhone. What's a good app that can be bought on the app store?

Also, what's the best way to connect to the OBD-II? I see both cables and bluetooth readers, but I understand not all bluetooth readers are compatible with iPhones.

Would love to hear what you're running and if you can recommend both an app and/or a wired or bluetooth connector?


05-21-13, 12:10 PM
Which values are you trying to record?

I use Harry's Lap Timer on my Iphone4 for recording video of autox and HPDE. It can interface with Wifi OBDII dongles and display RPM/Gear/Throttle and record values. My friend has one of these that I played with a bit.

You may want a different app for diagnostics and such.

05-21-13, 01:31 PM
None of bluetooth adapters work with iOS devices unless it is jailbroken. iOS devices need Wifi obd adapters.
Kiwi 2 wifi is the best wifi adapter, I think. But you can find much cheaper ones on eBay.

05-21-13, 04:35 PM
Glad I have an Android then...

05-23-13, 10:45 AM
Dash command is the only one I'm aware of that allows you to read and clear codes on an iDevice and doesn't need a jailbreak IF you use the kiwi2/plx. If you use the cheap BT readers on ebay you'll need a jailbreak

05-29-13, 11:33 AM
Thanks, guys. Hearing all this is almost enough to make me switch to Android.

05-29-13, 11:38 AM
Thanks, guys. Hearing all this is almost enough to make me switch to Android.

Do it!

05-29-13, 12:06 PM
DashBoss is better than DashCommand (or so I hear) ... http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2009-2013-cadillac-cts-v-performance/296385-newera-hot-air-intake.html#post3384857

05-29-13, 12:23 PM
I have Rev. Works, but it's annoying as hell trying to get it to read OBD2 data off the Kiwi. Not sure if its a shortcoming of the software or the hardware. Btw, don't buy a Kiwi--get one of the identical generic nuts on eBay and save a bundle.