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OBDII adapter for 2016 Leaf

Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:27 pm

I have a 2016 Leaf and downloaded Leaf Spy Lite on my Android Galaxy S4 phone. It says the best OBDII adapter to get is a "Bluetooth 4.x LE" because it doesn't need pairing and suggests amazon.

The problem is I can't find an exact match to the 4.x LE terminology on Amazon. Lots of OBDII adapters but which one will work on my Leaf? There is tons of info on the forum discussing adapters but the information is overwhelming. I just want to get a reasonably priced ($15?) adapter the works. I don't want to order something only to find it won't work.

Can anyone help cut through the information fog and point to a good simple adapter for me?


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Re: OBDII adapter for 2016 Leaf

Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:35 pm

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Re: OBDII adapter for 2016 Leaf

Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:43 pm

I bought the one that was recommended.
LELink Bluetooth Low Energy BLE OBD-II OBD2
$35 on amazon. It is almost flush with the car and my iPhone found it without pairing or wifi.
I would avoid the $15 one
2016 S bought used in 2017 with 93% SOH 58 Ah 89 Hx for $12,000
Daily commute is 55 miles round trip with a 2,900 foot elevation climb on the way home.
Calaveras County California

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Re: OBDII adapter for 2016 Leaf

Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:48 pm

The brands seem to change regularly but all seem to work. I chose one of the smallest and bought a "y" harness so I could have a plug where the dealership expects it and my own closer to me (at the base of the steering column where it meets the instrument panel. I chose one with an on-off feature so I wouldn't have to plug and unplug. I also followed one comment on the forum and chose wifi over bluetooth.
I figured I had enough blueteeth already. Actually, I bought one of each and the wifi seemed faster linking up. Neither was instant. I sold the slower one and am now happy with just one. You'll tire of looking at the battery cells after a while but checking tire pressures is still neat. It was nice to know I have nearly 18 miles of extra driving after the little voice warns me to charge up.
SV: Glacier Pearl #6638, "ELECTRIC"on 4 sides
Del.8-22-2011; VSP normally off, LED Fogs as DTRL, FIAMM horns
AeroV EVSE self installed; EVSE Upgraded cord on-board
Infinity Speakers,VSP makes locomotive sounds,2"receiver hitch

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