OBD2 = On Board Diagnostics version 2Pardon my ignorance but what and where is the OBD2?
On Gen 1 we can select to see the engine power up on both the driver display and the center stack. It looks like a previous post has shown you where to look on your Gen 2 although I would think you would have found that on your own in the manual.In fact the display does NOT switch to ICE when the engine starts on cold weather demand and it's difficult to detect when the engine shuts off.
OBDII is the interface standard all modern cars are required to use to communicate emissions status information to control stations with. There's a trapezoidal plug under the dashboard on the drivers side on any modern car, including the Volt, and like most of them, the Volt offers direct access to the CANBus on a couple of the pins (the CANBus is the car's internal version of ethernet.)Pardon my ignorance but what and where is the OBD2?
As I said, these days most people who want this kind of information are buying a $20-40 BT/WiFi dongle and using Torque Pro or something similar on their phone/tablet.Thanks Walter
Your suggestion for a DashDAQ device plugged into the OBD2 port is the most useful that has been offered. It would provide the kind of information that I am after and much more. The only problem is the cost- $640 US for the Volt. This is a bit steep!