I have to say that I have really enjoyed playing with this AWcornic WIFI OBD2 Scanner!
This small black box can unlock all the data that your vehicle produces from the various onboard sensors and display the readings on your phone or laptop.
Vehicles from 2000 on have OBD2 ports, and it is as simple as plugging this tool in and connecting it to your phone, tablet or laptop via Wi-Fi.
The VAWcornic OBD 2 Wifi diagnostic device works for cars with OBD2 connection and most vehicles with petrol (USA year of manufacture 1996 or later). It supports 2000 EU-based petrol and Diesel
And for £11.99 it is a cheap product!
A quick check on the old www, will tell you where the OBD2 port is on your vehicle, and it told me that on our 2014 Ford Galaxy, it was in a small storage compartment to the left of the steering wheel!
Now be aware that what happened to me could happen to you!
I opened the storage box and as you can see from the above photo, it wasn’t there. I was confused as it is a 2014 vehicle and so I knew it had OBD2, the holder for it was there but no port.
But sticking my hand in behind the storage compartment resulted in finding the port hanging there loose and I can only think that they must have had an OBD2 scanner attached and wanted it in permanantly and the compartment won’t close with it plugged in and so they took it out of its holder?
So that could be the case on other vehicles as well.
Once I had found it, it was easy to plug in and the lights on the AWcornic WIFI OBD2 Scanner came on telling me it was successfully plugged in.
I did however make a stupid mistake and spend 5 minutes trying to connect it via Bluetooth, this was because I didn’t read the instructions but even so, it says WI-FI in the name and has it WI-FI printed on the device!
Once I had realised that, it was very easy to connect it to my phone.
The OBD II diagnostic device works with Android, iOS and Windows. Recommended apps are Torque Pro, Torque Lite (free, you can directly scan the QR code printed on the back of the box to download Torque Lite), OBD Car Doctor (free), etc. which you can find on Google Play can find.
I loaded Torque onto my phone and also downloaded the FORScan software onto my laptop.
Torque gives you the ability to check for any fault codes on your vehicle, and also you can customise the pages of the Torque app by adding some of the various available widgets.
Available sensors on vehicles will vary and often the higher spec vehicles will have more sensors fitted!
I ran a check for any fault codes and whilst my wife was driving, I sat there having fun looking at all the various readings that were available.
This is a handy tool to own to check for faults and monitor readings, but it is also a real toy and I can imagine the young drivers love the look of their phone sat in a holder displaying all of the available dials and widgets.
This Wifi OBD2 diagnostic adapter can call up both general and manufacturer-specific diagnostic error codes (DTC) and display the meaning of the individual error codes. You can read & clear your Check Engine Light (CEL) and check your vehicle monitors such as O2 sensors, fuel trim, air-fuel ratio, DPF temp, coolant temperature, oil temperature, fuel pressure and much more! (It cannot read ABS / SRS / TPMS (etc.) codes).
It would also be a very handy tool to have when purchasing a second hand vehicle to run a quick check!
Priced at £11.99 this is a fantastic little gadget!