Not sure if OBD-II UART adapter v1 is connecting

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Not sure if OBD-II UART adapter v1 is connecting

Post by jhsqq4 »

I'm trying to set up an real-time MPG readout with an Arduino Uno in my 2004 Subaru Outback, and I am not sure if the car and Arduino are communicating properly. Running the built-in LED RPM test doesn't do anything, and the serial output from obd_uart_test doesn't display any of the information it's supposed to:
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As far as I can tell from my research, the 2004 Outback uses either ISO9141-2 or KWP2000, both of which are supported by the adapter unless I am mistaken. My end goal is to display MPG on a TM1637-powered 7-segment LCD using this code:

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#include <OBD2UART.h>
#include <Arduino.h>
#include <TM1637Display.h>
//set display pins here
#define CLK 2
#define DIO 3

COBD obd;

TM1637Display display(CLK, DIO);

void setup()

  // initiate OBD-II connection until success
  while (!obd.init());  

void loop()

   int k;
  uint8_t data[] = { 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff };
  uint8_t blank[] = { 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 };
  //read fuel mass flow rate
  int maf;
  obd.readPID(PID_MAF_FLOW, maf);
  //read vehicle speed
  int vss;
  obd.readPID(PID_SPEED, vss);
  //fancy math to make units good
  vss = vss * 710.7;
  float mpg;
  mpg = vss / maf;
  mpg = mpg * 100;
  //output mpg to display with leading zeros
  display.showNumberDec(mpg, true);
Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Not sure if OBD-II UART adapter v1 is connecting

Post by stanley »

Be aware you can't use USB serial as Arduino's hardware serial is connected to the adapter.
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