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Hi all. 2017JKU from uk here. My 3rd JK and first V6! Usually we burn oil in our JKs over here.

I am trying to fit a backup camera to my 430 H/U and basically dealers in the U.K. won’t do the flash. Bit reluctant to use lockpick etc mainly due to cost and import taxes here.

I was considering obdgenie but then stumbled across this

https://appcar-diagfca.com/en/

Claims to be able to do it with any obd adapter. Anyone tried it?
 

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Hi,

I saw your thread and had a quick question about the ODB and the software posted. I have wanted to be able to use my high beams and fog lights together. Through some research there is some setting you need to enable. I guess its disabled in the U.S.

Do you think since you can enable your camera that I may be able to find the high beam fog lights setting using this method?

Thanks hopefully I haven't hijacked your topic.
 

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No problem. You can usually enable fogs as DRLs with most obd software, although I haven’t done it on a JK as I have separate DRL. This is the only software I know that enables camera activation though. According to

https://appcar-diagfca.com/en/supported-vehicles/jeep/jeep-wrangler/

it should be doable but I would just email support. They came back to me in a few hours and were very helpful.
 

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it is also the first low cost app that allows tire size and axle ratio programming, and turning off TPMS as far as I know:thumb:
 

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Would be awesome if this were available to do with smartphone (similar to "Carly" for BMW)


'18 Wrangler Unlimited Recon (10/28/2017)
 

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I tried this out tonight. Worked Great!!

I used an isaddle OBDII Bluetooth module from Amazon for $12 that I've had for years and used in various vehicles with my android tablet and an Insignia USB Bluetooth adapter I picked up at Best Buy for $20

DRLs wouldn't enable until I added voltage. There was a note in the application about different countries and their minimum required voltage. Noting about the US but in Canada it said you needed to use a minimum of 10 volts so that's what I added in and they started working. I am a little worried about premature wear on the bulbs. Should I put in the full 13 volts or leave it at 10?

In addition to the DRLs, the Fog lights are on with Brights and my 430 radio is ready for a backup camera.

You do need to be able to enable the Bluetooth connection from your laptop so it took a few minutes te get et up initially. But once its connected it worked like a charm.

Overall, for less than $100 I've go an app that I can use for multiple settings adjustments going forward.

Bill
 

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This is VERY interesting!
 
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I tried this out tonight. Worked Great!!

DRLs wouldn't enable until I added voltage. There was a note in the application about different countries and their minimum required voltage. Noting about the US but in Canada it said you needed to use a minimum of 10 volts so that's what I added in and they started working. I am a little worried about premature wear on the bulbs. Should I put in the full 13 volts or leave it at 10?

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In Canada, DRL's are required and they run at a reduced power so I think you're getting the same result running 10 volts vs 13.
 

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I see that this supports TPMS but does it allow changing the trigger pressure?

Ideally you could set the light to come on at a lower pressure instead of turning it off completely.

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A lot of the "testimonials" are from various forums, from new users with low post counts pushing this product...anybody with experience, who is not new, try this out? Maybe make a youtube video of it in action? Do you need a dongle to connect to the Jeeps ECU via OBD or something?
 

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I see that the OBD adapter is seperate, but is this an app for your phone/tablet or a program for a computer?

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Its an application I've got running on a very old windows 7 laptop.

I see that this supports TPMS but does it allow changing the trigger pressure?

Ideally you could set the light to come on at a lower pressure instead of turning it off completely.

Cheers
I will have to play around some tonight and see if I can find that setting and what options are available.

A lot of the "testimonials" are from various forums, from new users with low post counts pushing this product...anybody with experience, who is not new, try this out? Maybe make a youtube video of it in action? Do you need a dongle to connect to the Jeeps ECU via OBD or something?
I'm new to Jeeps and new to the forum. So my post count isn't that high yet (I'm working on that now ;-) ). You do need a OBD adapter of some sort. The website has a few suggestions. I used a $12 iSaddle OBDII adapter from amazon and it worked out great.
 

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I wonder if this is used will FCA be able to tell and if so could it cause warranty issues? Price is great if it works and does not cause issues with warranty or brick your ecm etc.
 
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Yes, me too: I know the "tuners" and flashcals devices can leave breadcrumbs in the ECU that FCA can see and might take issue with.....
 

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I know I have a low post count but I joined specifically to post this as in the U.K. it is very difficult to find a software workaround.

Yes you need an obd adapter. I used a carista one as I have that app but you can use many, either usb or Bluetooth now. Usually for advanced programming you have needed more dedicated software running from a laptop as in this case. Many people have been hacking and programming over OBD for many vehicle manufacturers in their homes for years with full reversibility and therefore no warranty implications.

Believe me I have no affiliation with the product- I just thought it would help those in a similar boat to me. I merely thought it was a good find.

Email the owner with any questions he is both knowledgable and helpful
 

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I see that this supports TPMS but does it allow changing the trigger pressure?

Ideally you could set the light to come on at a lower pressure instead of turning it off completely.

Cheers
Finally had a few minutes to poke around with the app again. TPMS can be turned off completely as well as adjusting the trigger pressure.

Not sure why the pressure is set so high in the default screen.

There are a ton of other settings to be adjusted as well. Tire size, axle ratios, etc.
If anyone wants to look at a specific setting let me know and I will see what I can find out for you.
 

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