Dongle trouble ahead?

This is an intermediate post. I got a report from a user who ordered what seemed to be a bona fide KONNWEI, but had no success. That was slightly alarming, but one error could be anything. He send me the dongle that arrived today. *)

I did a quick test, only to discover several fields are not picked up. Went back inside to check the version and ATZ reported a neat 1.5.

Now I am worried that we have no decent advice anymore and the dongles are truly hit-or-miss. Either there are bootleg KONNWEI’s on the market, or they did something to their dongles breaking CanZE. I will investigate further, and maybe I can make this thing behave. Stay tuned.

 

*) Sorry about confusion I caused earlier with this post. I had mixed up this dongle with one that is still on order. I will report on that one separately, especially if it works.

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5 comments on “Dongle trouble ahead?
  1. Per Jonsson says:

    I have had some problems with my konnwei as well. Seems to report some things but not all and not everytime. Is the one you tested not working at all or are the problems similar to mine?

  2. ZoeDoktor says:

    Same to me, I ordered the latest, a little more expensive “orange” one,
    see Amazon link: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B06XCYTZDL/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    “KW902 ELM327 Bluetooth Auto Trouble V1.5 Detektor Diagnostic Instrument ”
    but even in Windows the Dongle reports, after checking for the ODB protocoll: Communication Error.
    Neither other software on Android works well enough to get any data from the device.

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