After market trip computer

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Hi. This question has been asked a few times over the past few years.

I am very interested in a trip computer that can give instant and average fuel readings for my Landcruiser 100 4.2 TD. The ScanGuageII would be the answer but does not work with my vehicle.

Any ideas?

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Reply By: Jeeps - Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 18:05

Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 18:05
I have the scangaugeII and yes, it's excellent. Only vehicles sold in the US market have the OBD2 plug required to run it.
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Follow Up By: Gerhardp1 - Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 21:04

Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 21:04
The OBDI and II connectors are a world standard, not restricted to US cars at all.

I run the Scanguage on my Jackaroo, it's a fantastic piece of kit.
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Reply By: ben_gv3 - Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 18:09

Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 18:09
All vehicles built after 1996 (I think) have the OBD2 plug. It's an industry standard.

There should be another OBD2 reader doohicky that will do the job.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 19:09

Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 19:09
What an OBD2 plug? Does Lucy have one?
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Follow Up By: Jim from Best Off Road - Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 19:20

Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 19:20
I believe Lucy has a very small "plug".

Just a rumour I heard.

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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 22:48

Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 22:48
I have a Nissan Patrol 3.0lt TD Dec 2004 and the Scangauge unit does NOT work when plugged into the OBD2 plug
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 22:55

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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 23:09

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The OBD II port's physical connector is called the Data Link Connector (DLC). It is a 16-pin plug that's usually located under the dashboard near the steering wheel. (The standard specifies that the connector must be within three feet of the driver.)
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 17:38

Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 17:38
Thanx Sir Kovac! This plug is located indeed under the dash beside the steering wheel and it the diagnistics plug that Nissan use to find out what went PHUT! I have a power pickup from one of the pins and Nissan would disconnect it every time it went on for service. When I chipped them about it, they said that its not a "power" source, just a 12v source for their diagnostics machine.

I rerouted the lead somewhere else after that didn't want to fry the cables - I think it was to supply the UHF.
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Reply By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 20:21

Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 20:21
Australian distributor:

Wooders Garage 39 Oakleigh Ave.
Thornleigh, NSW AUSTRALIA
0413-138-550

GUess they should know what vehicles can use it. Sounds useful.

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Follow Up By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 22:27

Thursday, Jan 03, 2008 at 22:27
I have one fitted to my 2007 Prado D4D and purchased it from Wooders.

A brilliant unit


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Follow Up By: disco1942 - Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 00:00

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Reply By: Jeeps - Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 03:08

Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 03:08
Yes i purchased mine from wooders too :)

Try this compatibility list

[url]http://www.scangauge.com/support/CompatibleVehicles.shtml[/url]
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Reply By: Rod, Sydney - Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 08:34

Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 08:34
Thanks for your responses - I have contacted Wooders.

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Follow Up By: Rod, Sydney - Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 16:27

Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 16:27
Hi. This is the response from Wooders - still no joy for the ScanGaugeII in a 100-series.

"Unfortunately the Landcruiser (in our testing) wasn't compliant until the 200-series.

"If you are ever in the Thornleigh area, you'd be most welcome to try the test unit, however I would be surprised given our previous success with the 100-series."

Conclusion ... there does not appear to be a sensible aftermarket trip computer on the market for the 100-series.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 17:05

Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 17:05
Which, unless I'm misunderstanding something, would seem to make a monkey out of this list:

The ScanGauge II will work on the following vehicles:

???

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Follow Up By: Rod, Sydney - Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 17:29

Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 17:29
Hi Mike.

The 100-series imported to the USA will work but the 4.2TD I own here in Australia is not sold in the USA. Maybe Australia's vehicles came off a different production line - Toyota has not standardised on the ODBII interface across its range. (Note that the Diesel LC200 is not sold in the USA today).

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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 17:41

Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 17:41
Fair point - they do say for vehicles sold in the USA and Canada at the top of the list.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 17:54

Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 17:54
Mike ya dummy!! This list is for all vehicles in the world, as in the World Series Baseball. United States of US, everyone else is them!

And I dont mean you are a dummy, my goat distracted me
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