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Hi,

I am interested in getting more information about the car. I have a 2018 volt. Has anyone used any obd2 scanner (and
any android apps) successfully?

I searched on the forum and saw a few old posts (mostly for Gen 1 volt). Saw some folks mentioned about the possibility of bricking the volt. Is that still happening for Gen 2 volts if you plug in a bluetooth obd2 scanner?

I have BAFX Products Bluetooth Diagnostic OBDII Reader that I purchased a while ago for other cars. Wondering if I can use that.
https://www.amazon.com/BAFX-Products-Bluetooth-diagnostics-Android/dp/B005NLQAHS/

Thanks!
 

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You should be fine with that BAFX adaptor and Torque using android. I've never heard of anyone bricking their car with an OBD adaptor, i wouldn't worry about that. Since you have the adaptor, you can try this out for no / low cost ( Torque is $5 or so, not sure if there's a feature reduced free version)

I use engine link and a bluetooth 4 adaptor with my gen 1, but I have an iOS phone, so regular bluetooth and Torque are both out for me.
I got a free, old android phone ( needed to get it a battery, but someone had pitched it into e-waste) and a generic $12 bluetooth OBD adaptor so I can run myVoltHold, but let's be keep ERDTT from starting the gas engine in very cold weather. Never had any issues with this setup, either.


-Lumos
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You should be fine with that BAFX adaptor and Torque using android. I've never heard of anyone bricking their car with an OBD adaptor, i wouldn't worry about that. Since you have the adaptor, you can try this out for no / low cost ( Torque is $5 or so, not sure if there's a feature reduced free version)

I use engine link and a bluetooth 4 adaptor with my gen 1, but I have an iOS phone, so regular bluetooth and Torque are both out for me.
I got a free, old android phone ( needed to get it a battery, but someone had pitched it into e-waste) and a generic $12 bluetooth OBD adaptor so I can run myVoltHold, but let's be keep ERDTT from starting the gas engine in very cold weather. Never had any issues with this setup, either.


-Lumos
2014 gen 1
Thanks. I will give it a shot in the next few days.
 

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Hi,

I am interested in getting more information about the car. I have a 2018 volt. Has anyone used any obd2 scanner (and
any android apps) successfully?

I searched on the forum and saw a few old posts (mostly for Gen 1 volt). Saw some folks mentioned about the possibility of bricking the volt. Is that still happening for Gen 2 volts if you plug in a bluetooth obd2 scanner?

I have BAFX Products Bluetooth Diagnostic OBDII Reader that I purchased a while ago for other cars. Wondering if I can use that.
https://www.amazon.com/BAFX-Products-Bluetooth-diagnostics-Android/dp/B005NLQAHS/

Thanks!
Yep, I use that same reader and the Torque app. It's worked great with many cars, including the Volt.
 

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How about mygreenvolt.
 

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While waiting for my Bluetooth OBDII adapter, I was looking @ Torque and see it does not have the settings for the Volt in it.
I never looked further as I am still waiting for the adapter to arrive. Is this file available or is it just a few items to fill into the Torque setup?
 
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