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Blueberry
01-04-2013, 01:01 PM
My DD (Honda Accord) likes to throw error codes every now and then, and I have been thinking of picking up a nice USB -> OBDII cable w/ diagnostic software. Does anyone have any recommendations for good options or ones to avoid? So far all I have to go on is reviews on Amazon.

- I'd like to be able to read codes, and clear them.
- I'd also like to be able to monitor & ideally log sensor data (O2 sensor voltage is what I'm after right now, chasing down some emissions related codes). Logging is not absolutely necessary. I'd like to find a cable that comes with GOOD software to use on a laptop.

Justin 05 Sti
01-04-2013, 04:57 PM
The "best" will probably be something specific to Honda vehicles, which I know nothing about.

Here are a couple of generic OBD2 cables / software I have used. AutoEnginuity does generic stuff across multiple platforms out of the box, and lets you buy add on modules for specific manufacturers. I have not touched or seen the obd2.com stuff in many years.

http://www.autoenginuity.com/
http://www.obd2.com/

Are you stuck on using a laptop? There are also smartphone based apps, like Torque:

http://torque-bhp.com/

Blueberry
01-04-2013, 07:44 PM
Thanks Justin. Doesn't look like torque is available on iOS. Laptop is ok with me but I'm not dead set on it.

CobraGT2000
01-07-2013, 09:01 AM
Ive got a Bluetooth obd2 id be willing to part with.....works with torque for android and with laptop.