Has anyone used this for their JK instead of the hardware tuners? I've been waiting for the JL version, which does require a security bypass.
Hey JeepGA... New to the Forum as I just got my 2020 JLUR ...I just picked up a BTE 4.0 OBD2 adapter, the security cable and the JScan app for my 2020 JLUR.Has anyone used this for their JK instead of the hardware tuners? I've been waiting for the JL version, which does require a security bypass.
I'm not a fan of proprietary hardware solutions when software is less expensive, more flexible, and easily upgradable. I've already got the hardware (smartphone) and a generic ODB adapter is cheap.In total I have wrapped up about 75.00 in all the components and hope to get more out of it than my wheel size adjustment.
@SpookyXJ - Yes thats the adapter I purchased.Thanks for posting this I was not aware it was an option.
Just tried this app for Android. I have an old ebay knock off ELM OBD adaptor and it communicates and passes the in app test if I hold the phone close to the adaptor. I also have a AEV Procal Snap that is extremely flakey(fits poorly in its housing and will lose contacts) unfortunately the bypass cable it comes with, which is 2 wires pinned into the back of the factory connecter and 2 wires that run to the star module behind the glove box, does not work with the Jscan software.
I went ahead and bought a license($21) and ordered a bypass cable($32) I mainly want to be able to turn off my tpms light and be able to adjust tire size and gear ratios without having to jiggle this junky procal in its housing to make contacts with its circuit board.
I may replace my obd adaptor which one did you buy? Is it this one?
@SpookyXJ - Yeah sounds like something is not right in the bypass to OBD2 adapter isnt working and communicating right. That is similar to what happened before I had my bypass cable. JScan actually flashed a msg on the initial connection page that said I had a SGW and how to order a cable and where to plug it in... Try with the iCar and IF the issue still happens, maybe return the 12+8 cable and try a different one. The PITA part is just getting the plugs for the SGW plugged back in for my big hands and fat fingers. too bad its so far up into that section of the dash that you have to yank the panel each time.Thanks just ordered one. Supposed to be here Monday.
I played around with the OBD device I have a bit more and think it might not be fully compatible so my current bypass cable may work. Tried adjusting tpms thresholds, turning off tpms, and changing tire size under the adaptations tab. It will read current settings but when I try to change the lights on my OBD tool flash for about one minute and then a get a dialog box on my phone that says "Fail something went wrong". I also frequently lose bluetooth connection.
I don't have the 12+8 yet. I do have one ordered. I was trying with the bypass cable that comes with the AEV Procal Snap. The 2 pins go in the back of the factory OBD connector and the white plug goes in the green star connector behind the glove box. I wish it would work because I would never have to unplug it. Would have been nice to just spend the 21 bucks on the license.
AEV claims it will work with other OBD devices Quote from their product page:
"The JL Wrangler and Gladiator both have a security gateway module installed from the factory. In order to bypass the security gateway module, there are two options: install a bypass module or install the AEV Programming harness. It’s much easier to install the harness which gives enthusiasts a direct connection to their vehicles communication system for the ProCal or any device utilizing the OBDII Connector with the AEV adapter. This system retains the factory security gateway module to protect you from a remote attack through the radio or cellular connection."
I'll find out Monday.