mixmike6
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Re: Canion

Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:20 pm

So just to be sure before I buy, the OBDLink LX Bluetooth works fine?
Why is it so much cheaper than the MX ?

https://www.scantool.net/obdlink-lx.html?gclid=Cj0KEQjw6vquBRCow62uo-_J_YYBEiQAMO6Hin1R70KFQZp8IkDY3eDHliPzHS_cUR-DzL7_JvjHRsAaAh7-8P8HAQ
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Re: Canion

Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:08 pm

mixmike6 wrote:So just to be sure before I buy, the OBDLink LX Bluetooth works fine?
Why is it so much cheaper than the MX ?

https://www.scantool.net/obdlink-lx.html?gclid=Cj0KEQjw6vquBRCow62uo-_J_YYBEiQAMO6Hin1R70KFQZp8IkDY3eDHliPzHS_cUR-DzL7_JvjHRsAaAh7-8P8HAQ


Mx is Wi-Fi.
Creates it's own Wi-Fi network, p
for example for laptops without Bluetooth

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Re: Canion

Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:01 pm

The OBDLink MX is available in two different models. There is an all black unit that is bluetooth (this is what I have), and there is a red unit that is WiFi.

I'm not sure what the difference is between the LX and MX Bluetooth.
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Re: Canion

Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:03 pm

i have the green LX and it works great on my blueteeth, just make sure you get a real one and not the fake ones such as some being sold on ebay.
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Re: Canion

Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:37 pm

mixmike6 wrote:So just to be sure before I buy, the OBDLink LX Bluetooth works fine?
Why is it so much cheaper than the MX ?


LX bluetooth vs MX bluetooth have similar descriptions but I saw this on the site I've ordered mine:

"Consider purchasing OBDLink MX if you need access to the proprietary Ford & GM vehicle networks (Ford MSC and GMLAN) in addition to the standard OBD-II protocols."

So it must have to do with some protocols for Ford and GM which I think are irrelevant to us ;)

I've bought my LX Bluetooth here http://www.obd2.ca/products/obdlink-lx/ and it works great on my 2012 Canadian i-Miev... 8-)

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Re: Canion

Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:41 am

I too have the LX, cheaper. I have only had a few issues, but I think the issues are with my Phone, not the dongle.

I did have to change the settings to not list everything and it seems to have helped.
I still get a few glitches of lag or it not connecting to my phone, but like I said it is a phone issue.
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Re: Canion

Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:54 am

For reliable operation, I had to disable Cockpit, Maps, and Trip Viewer. Maps and Trip viewer were causing issues on my dated hardware, and Cockpit was clogging my Bluetooth pipe.
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Re: Canion

Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:04 pm

Out of curiousity, would Canion run on an Amazon HD Fire?

It does have a fork of Android, so it seems that it would be a maybe.
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Re: Canion

Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:59 am

Canion still not working for me. This is the exact same OBDlink LX that I purchased: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H9S71LW
The Canion developer thinks that I might have another OBD-II app installed on the tablet that's interfering, but if that's the case I have no idea if I do and how to remove it. Any suggestions how I might check and make sure any interfering apps are disabled?

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Re: Canion

Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:09 am

i've never seen this statement before, but the amazon device from your link has this:

"Works on all 1996+ cars and light trucks sold in the USA (except hybrid or electric vehicles)."

Maybe the newer LX devices have changed something internally, i have a 2014 version which works great. i have some of the canion features that i don't use turned off to reduce the data rate.

What does the black label on the bottom have listed for your device? Mine has

Rev: 1.2/R4 Mfr: 2014.12.15
contains FCC ID: X3ZBTMOD4
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