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Hello,

I drunkenly bought a Fiat panda 2010.

It is great.

I bought a cheap bluetooth obd 2 elm connector to work with various apps.. it works on every vehicle that i have tried except my Fiat .. . I think that somewhere I read that Fiat work on a different protocol to other manufacturers .. I contacted Fiat .. they said " we work on the same system as Lancia and a few other European cars but I cannot tell you if we are compatible with all cars" .

Is there a definitive answer ?

is there a workaround ?

thanks
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Hello,

I drunkenly bought a Fiat panda 2010.

It is great.

I bought a cheap bluetooth obd 2 elm connector to work with various apps.. it works on every vehicle that i have tried except my Fiat .. .

is there a workaround ?

thanks
Buy a cabled one...

Not had issues with mine...

OBD is a standard..so should cover all Euro vehicles of panda age.

What are you attempting to diagnose.

Just engine?
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Hello,

Thanks for the reply.

Although I will have to diagnose at some point, due to the common steering fault . . . it is not about that . . .
I did not really want to admit this but it's for an phone app that makes v8 noises using a wireless dongle. . . My son loves it, it's a hoot . . . as I said, it works on other makes of vehicles that we have used but not the Fiat . . . and the app can only work with a wireless connection.

Now I have to look at my son's little disappointed face every morning ( he's 28 ).

thanks

oh, well
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Quote Originally Posted by steven toast View Post
Hello,

Thanks for the reply.

Although I will have to diagnose at some point, due to the common steering fault . . . it is not about that . . .
I did not really want to admit this but it's for an phone app that makes v8 noises using a wireless dongle. . . My son loves it, it's a hoot . . . as I said, it works on other makes of vehicles that we have used but not the Fiat . . . and the app can only work with a wireless connection.

Now I have to look at my son's little disappointed face every morning ( he's 28 ).

thanks

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Your Panda has CAN so there is no reason whhy it should not work. Do any of the diagnostic applications e.g. Torque work? If nothing works then you have an faulty OBD port or more likely a OBD interface that has a known design fault (terminating resistor) that stops them working on some cars. if your 'phone is android try downloading the demo of AlfaOBD and trying that. For power steering diagnosis you will need a registered copy Multiecuscan http://www.multiecuscan.net on PC (laptop) and a No.1 / Green adaptor lead. A USB ELM interface is recommended over wireless examples are
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162809580452
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271275445368
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263091664534

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like a panda twinair then...

For the steering..you will need to interrogate the body computer..
Probabaly requiring more complex kit.
MultiECUScan as an example
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Hello,

I drunkenly bought a Fiat panda 2010.
i guess you didnt test drive it!?
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I did not really want to admit this but it's for an phone app that makes v8 noises using a wireless dongle. . . My son loves it, it's a hoot .
No shame at all, it's a bloody hilarious app
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Oh thank God . . . someone who understands the simple pleasures . . ( I don't even have a son ). . .
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i guess you didnt test drive it!?
Tee Hee Hee , good call . . . no, I bid with three seconds to go on Ebay . ... I normally do a least twenty hours research even if I'm buying a toaster . . . .
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Your Panda has CAN so there is no reason whhy it should not work. Do any of the diagnostic applications e.g. Torque work? If nothing works then you have an faulty OBD port or more likely a OBD interface that has a known design fault (terminating resistor) that stops them working on some cars. if your 'phone is android try downloading the demo of AlfaOBD and trying that. For power steering diagnosis you will need a registered copy Multiecuscan http://www.multiecuscan.net on PC (laptop) and a No.1 / Green adaptor lead. A USB ELM interface is recommended over wireless examples are
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162809580452
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271275445368
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263091664534

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Thank you Gr8rpi,

I will try the torque app on my iPhone soon . . . but it's good to know that the obd is standard. . . . is it possible to fix a terminating resistor without too much trouble ?
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Hi,
The fix for the terminating resistor is just to remove it. The problem is getting the case open and identifying which component to remove.
Note as well that Bluetooth interfaces won't work with iOS devices. Wireless network ones should be OK though.

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