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Kiwi 3 Wireless OBD2 Reader

Kiwi 3 Wireless OBD2 Reader

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You can pick up about 10 bluetooth ODBII readers on Amazon and still have enough left over to buy the Torque app for this price.
This is my first Mass drop purchase, and it looks like I was duped. How can this be a top rated product when all the reviews I just read are negative. I should have bought a watch?
Ishouldhavereadthereviewsfirst
Amazon for $15 and you can get a good one
The reader is straight garbage. It NEVER worked on one car and sporadically worked on my other one.
Wow - I thought mass drop added some value but evidently not. Have fun storming the castle.
That's what happens when you try to outsmart a Sicilian!
Not a deal, same as normal price on Amazon
I don't think the drop worth it. It's 89 buck on amazon Prime 2 day shipping. And hasle free return if you are not happy with it. Im just saying.
Could I use this with Toyota Techstream Software?
I did try few different obd2 scanner and what i recommend is if you want something advanced where you can see more than engine code than you will need to buy obd2 scanner that can decode your car's componets/modules.
Old cars probably dont need fancy scanner. But 2007 and above will take advantage.
Mercedes benz SLK
I am Using OBD Link LX for monitor purpose - i can leave it plugged in the car and sync with my andorid navigation and monitor enigne vital signs. It has auto shut off function so it wont drain your battery. And Cheaper too
Icarsoft obd2 scanner - this read pretty much every code that your car can throw at you. Not just CEL. If you are DIY guy, must have. There are different models for different manufacturer since not all manufacturer is using same obd2 protocol.
I havent tried kiwi 3 midel but i dont think its any different than ELM chip that almost every wireless obd2 scanner use. My suggestion is try cheaper ones first. If you like it, move on to advanced one.
I have one of these I bought direct from them a while ago and I've been pretty disappointed with it. Kinda wish I'd tried a cheaper generic one first.
It's really been hit-or-miss for me. Connectivity to the phone hasn't been too much of a hassle, but there's no rhyme or reason to connectivity in any given car.
1999 miata - works perfectly every time 2003 ford ranger - no connection 2009 subaru Forrester - works fine most odd numbered days ( ie. Randomly works sometimes) 2010ish dodge challenger - no connection Etc.
Just_Rob
I picked up a BlueDriver for a bit less than this thing is with the discount on Amazon. Tried it out in multiple vehicles and works like a charm every time.
So far I'm pretty disappointed with this product. It only connects with my phone maybe half the time. Does anyone else have problems syncing with Samsung phones
Wisconnoisseur
Not Samsung but all google phones going back 3 years.  I bought this when it was introduced and have only connected twice...after being told to use someone else's app instead of theirs.
Find something, anything, else.
The only important part is the software you connect it to, this part, $10, $90, or $1000 makes no difference, go get one express shipped for 30 off amazon
Kiwi 3 vs BlueDriver? I can't make up my mind. Also there isn't anything about comparing these two OBDII readers.
IGotQuestions
I use BlueDriver and it has had 0 issues with multiple cars.
I need an OBD-1 reader. LOL.
plenty of better and cheaper options on amazon yet again. you're really letting us down massdrop
Essentially your car computer is a database that confirms you drive like shit.
There are plenty of bluetooth OBDII readers for under $10 that work great with the Torque app.
I bought mine on Amazon for 7$. There are a ton out there that work perfect, for a 10th of the price. Why does mass drop even offer this? Come on massdrop! I know you're making bank on this. This just makes you look bad!
Please don't waste your money on this. There are plenty of functionally identical products on Amazon for a fraction of the price.
i cant believe this keeps coming up for sale. gotta assume Kiwi is giving Massdrop great margins for this. this is an absolute sh*t of a product, plus its overpriced!!!
even one of the more expensive options on Amazon is still cheaper than this!: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H9S71LW?ref=emc_b_5_t
see my previous comment about how it was functional for me only 1-2 months in a year, as the priduct had to be RMA twice..... That 'understated" look doesn't trump actual functionality.
"I saw your comment and I really don't care " Lol....you cared enough to reply, got it haha. good it worked out for you.
This has absolutely no practical benefit over this $20 dongle https://www.amazon.com/BAFX-Products-34t5-Bluetooth-Android/dp/B005NLQAHS/
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+$60 for a singular protocol? for this price the thing had better change my oil for me.
Thanks for pointing this out!!
Seriously lol... Don't buy this. Just buy a $20 ELM327 off Amazon. Exact same thing.
i bought 1 previously, only managed to use it for less than 2 months in a full year due to 2 RMAs. Dont waste your money.
So something to note with this device, it does *not* support Android 7.0 out of the box.
You will need to use an IOS device to roll it back to the 5.1 firmware and then it should connect to your Android 7 device.
Note: I had two, one had a faulty IEM chip and the second bricked when rolling back to 5.1, both returned to Amazon, I did not successfully get this device to work for me. This being said the support was decent so at least if you need to troubleshoot it you'll get quality assistance.
This one comes with a new car?
Total waste of money, most of us have seen these guys post this reader continually. FULL DISCLAIMER: the simple fact is that this reader is no different then any other Bluetooth obd reader. Aside from the 800% price markup. Unless you like to waste money. Do not buy. Their gimic is 'faster transfer speeds' ut that is vehicle dependent.
Any chance that PLX will enable the Kiwi 3 to work with ForScan on the Android or iPad?
Crazy... $89 seems a little steep, considering I paid $59 with free shipping when the Kickstarter launched a few years ago. You'd think PLX would be able to sell these for less.
WeirdG
BTW, PLX has them on sale for $89.99 right now.
http://www.plxdevices.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=897346002832
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This is the vendors best offer? We all know this product has 2000% markup. What a joke
If you scroll down to postings in this thread from late October/early November, you'll see where I had trouble updating the firmware in my Kiwi3 that the instructions (that you have to download - they don't come with the unit) told me I had to do if running Android 6.0 or later. Well, yesterday it finally came back from PLX with the firmware installed. I was able to connect to my phone using the app "Torque" after tracking down a couple of connection issues that didn't have anything to do with the Kiwi3 not working right. The first thing I tried to do was reset the 02 sensor on my '01 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I can't say it has anything to do with the Kiwi at this point, in fact, it probably doesn't, but the 02 sensor (check engine light) wouldn't reset under any circumstance, ie: engine running, engine not running but ignition in the "On" position, even engine running and vehicle moving, nothing worked. The Kiwi does have other functionality that I can use, but that was the main thing I bought it for, as I know that even if it does reset, the light (and error code) will come back on a regular basis and I need to keep resetting it if I don't plan on spending the hundreds of dollars to get it "fixed" when there's really nothing wrong with the engine. It could still be that I'm not giving it the right commands in the right sequence within Torque, as I'm completely new at using this technology. I will continue to seek advice through both Torque, PLX and Jeep customer support to definitively answer the question whether or not the 02 sensor can be repeatedly reset through this kind of device, and if it turns out to be "no, it can't," then I will update this post and let everyone know. Otherwise, my advice is beware, because nowhere that I could find before I bought it was a list of vehicles that are compatible for that specific purpose of resetting the 02 sensor, but there were lots of YouTube and written reviews where users said that is what they bought it for and it worked for that purpose for them. This is turning out to require a huge learning curve which I had no desire or intention of putting myself through. I imagine I'm no different than a lot of buyers in that regard.
3 of the cheap models I've used were disconnected from with the key out of the ignition. BTLE is probably a good idea but the draw is negligible in the first place. For $90 it could come with an in-car entertainment system.
The only possible claim to a higher price this has is faster data rates, which may not be supported by every car, and are rarely needed even if you are a mechanic.
The security bit I'm seeing in comments is laughable, devices like these don't have security, even the professional ones.