lorenfb
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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:24 pm

HiLeaf wrote:I just purchased that exact one and have not been able to get it to work on my phone, Samsung Galaxy S7. I'm looking to purchase a used Leaf soon and I wanted to use LeafSpy Pro to evaluate vehicles. I've been trying to use the manufacturer's app and even that cannot connect to the unit. I'm working with the manufacturer to try and figure out what is going on.

Newporttom wrote:Just to make sure 100%

OK to buy this one for Android?

https://www.amazon.com/LELink-Bluetooth ... 1R2E19N4AF


Just tried on my S7 with a similar no-connect to LeafSpy, not having used LeafSpy on this phone. Not only must you turn-on BT,
but you need to get it in the pairing mode, i.e. a less obvious step with the S7. Besides sliding the BT switch, tap the BT function.
Try this with your PC to verify you have BT fully setup and pairing first.

Did you at least get the S7 to pair with the OBDII device? This is done before even starting the LeafSpy app.
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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:42 pm

I bought the device I mentioned and got it to work seamlessly on a Samsung S9+. The only difference I note is that the car has to be on. Before I could monitor charging while car was off.
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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:42 pm

lorenfb wrote:
HiLeaf wrote:I just purchased that exact one and have not been able to get it to work on my phone, Samsung Galaxy S7. I'm looking to purchase a used Leaf soon and I wanted to use LeafSpy Pro to evaluate vehicles. I've been trying to use the manufacturer's app and even that cannot connect to the unit. I'm working with the manufacturer to try and figure out what is going on.

Newporttom wrote:Just to make sure 100%

OK to buy this one for Android?

https://www.amazon.com/LELink-Bluetooth ... 1R2E19N4AF


Just tried on my S7 with a similar no-connect to LeafSpy, not having used LeafSpy on this phone. Not only must you turn-on BT,
but you need to get it in the pairing mode, i.e. a less obvious step with the S7. Besides sliding the BT switch, tap the BT function.
Try this with your PC to verify you have BT fully setup and pairing first.

Did you at least get the S7 to pair with the OBDII device? This is done before even starting the LeafSpy app.


I was not able to get my S7 to pair with the LELink unit. I have my phone connected to a lot of BT things so I know it works normally. I turned off BT, turned it back on. It saw the adapter, but it wouldn't connect. I also tried using their one Android app and it was unable to connect. I contacted the company and they responded very quickly. They had me try a number of OBDII software but none of it worked. Eventually they stopped responding so I returned the unit to Amazon and picked up a OBDLink LX. $14 more but I feel it is a way better product. Solid construction: the casing doesn't feel like it would crack if I dropped it. The LED indicators are labeled and it has a physical button to restart the pairing process. You don't have to short out two pins to reset it, which is what you have to do with the LELink. Plugged it into my car (not a Leaf) and my phone was able to start the pairing process automatically. The app for the unit works pretty well, but has some areas that could be improved. The other OBDII apps could see it. I don't have a Leaf yet so I can't say that it works with LeafSpy, but at least I know it works with my phone.

Also comes with a license for OBDII Windows software so you can use it with your laptop to diagnose your car (haven't tried that yet). It also uses a unique pairing code, not the standard "1234". It is slightly larger, but that works better for me because it makes it easier to grip when removing. The software does not work with Apple products.

Now I just have to get a Leaf. :D

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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:58 pm

HiLeaf wrote:I was not able to get my S7 to pair with the LELink unit. I have my phone connected to a lot of BT things so I know it works normally. I turned off BT, turned it back on. It saw the adapter, but it wouldn't connect. I also tried using their one Android app and it was unable to connect. I contacted the company and they responded very quickly. They had me try a number of OBDII software but none of it worked. Eventually they stopped responding so I returned the unit to Amazon and picked up a OBDLink LX. $14 more but I feel it is a way better product. Solid construction: the casing doesn't feel like it would crack if I dropped it. The LED indicators are labeled and it has a physical button to restart the pairing process. You don't have to short out two pins to reset it, which is what you have to do with the LELink. Plugged it into my car (not a Leaf) and my phone was able to start the pairing process automatically.

AFAIK, Bluetooth LE devices such as LELink require NO pairing to work w/Leaf Spy on a phone equipped w/Bluetooth LE support. That might be your problem.

See these posts (for example) by the Leaf Spy developer.
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=12785&p=528376&hilit=ble+pair#p528376
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=19147&p=512261&hilit=bluetooth+le+pair#p512261

I got Leaf Spy Pro well before he had support Bluetooth LE dongles.

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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:56 pm

cwerdna wrote:AFAIK, Bluetooth LE devices such as LELink require NO pairing to work w/Leaf Spy on a phone equipped w/Bluetooth LE support. That might be your problem.

See these posts (for example) by the Leaf Spy developer.
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=12785&p=528376&hilit=ble+pair#p528376
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=19147&p=512261&hilit=bluetooth+le+pair#p512261

I got Leaf Spy Pro well before he had support Bluetooth LE dongles.


I looked into that when I was trying to work out this problem. The phone is supposed to support BLE. And the phone said it could see the dongle. However, I could not get it to work with LELink2 Config app, even with the manufacture's assistance. I suspect a manufacturing defect as the boards looked misaligned within the clear case.

Be that as it may, I'll be looking at used Leafs soon and I can report back how well the OBDLink LX works.

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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:15 pm

HiLeaf wrote:
cwerdna wrote:AFAIK, Bluetooth LE devices such as LELink require NO pairing to work w/Leaf Spy on a phone equipped w/Bluetooth LE support. That might be your problem.

See these posts (for example) by the Leaf Spy developer.
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... ir#p528376
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... ir#p512261

I got Leaf Spy Pro well before he had support Bluetooth LE dongles.


I looked into that when I was trying to work out this problem. The phone is supposed to support BLE. And the phone said it could see the dongle. However, I could not get it to work with LELink2 Config app, even with the manufacture's assistance. I suspect a manufacturing defect as the boards looked misaligned within the clear case.

Be that as it may, I'll be looking at used Leafs soon and I can report back how well the OBDLink LX works.


Question for anyone that has the OBDLink LX: When I start up LeafSpy and tell it to select the bluetooth paired device, it lists all the BT devices that my phone is paired with. I select the OBDLink LX and it asks for the Paring Code and says it must be 4 digits. The OBDLink has a 6 digit security code. Do I go with the "1234" paring code that LeafSpy suggests?

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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:04 am

HiLeaf wrote:
Question for anyone that has the OBDLink LX: When I start up LeafSpy and tell it to select the bluetooth paired device, it lists all the BT devices that my phone is paired with. I select the OBDLink LX and it asks for the Paring Code and says it must be 4 digits. The OBDLink has a 6 digit security code. Do I go with the "1234" paring code that LeafSpy suggests?


To answer my own question (just in case someone in the future has the same question): Yes, just accept the default "1234" that LeafSpy suggests. I've tried it on two different Leafs and OBDLInk LX and LeafSpy (lite and Pro) work fine together.

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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:48 am

I had great success with "LELink 2 Configurable Auto On/Off Bluetooth Low Energy BLE OBD-II OBD2 Car Diagnostic Tool For iPhone/iPod/iPad and Android" http://a.co/h4S0ust
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