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Old 07-26-2016, 07:02 PM   #15
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Scanguage ll. Will monitor 4 systems at a time, it's small and easy to mount. I have a T1N and mounted mine to the emergency blinker switch on the steering column. I downloaded all the codes to my phone but since you don't have a phone you could easily have somebody print them out for you.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:51 AM   #16
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Just thinking outside the box, but what about a mount on one of the seat armrests? ....
That is where I had assumed I would mount my iPhone, especially because the T1N's armrests are quite solid and are blocky or rectilinear (searching my early-morning head for the best word), not curved or cushy, and thus should be able to hold stuff with less risk of it slipping off. I thought the "jaws" clamp would work perfectly but the jaws can't open wide enough. Another mechanism might work but I haven't found one yet.

A smaller device such as an iPhone can be hung off the T1N's gear shift. That's where mine is being stored as an interim solution. I place it in a hanging holder intended for soda cans (or beer cans). But I can't hit "skip" when it's in there.
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That is where I had assumed I would mount my iPhone, especially because the T1N's armrests are quite solid and are blocky or rectilinear (searching my early-morning head for the best word), not curved or cushy, and thus should be able to hold stuff with less risk of it slipping off. I thought the "jaws" clamp would work perfectly but the jaws can't open wide enough. Another mechanism might work but I haven't found one yet.
A piece of square tubing can slip over the end of the armrest and serve to attach a device that uses a clamp, if the tubing extends slightly past the end of the armrest. Or a Velcro wrap strap can be wrapped around the armrest.
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:31 AM   #18
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Folks, whenever deciding upon mounting ANYTHING, please contact your manufacturer and study the airbag deployment zone maps for your particular vehicle. Often they can be found in the upfitter manual.

Things like phones mounted on the dash often become missiles when an airbag deploys, and "brackets", "rods" etc become spears.
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:59 AM   #19
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My husband literally bought this gizmo just a few days ago, and he'd be able to speak more intelligently about it. We had been using one of the older clunky code readers that must have weighed five pounds, the ones you plug in only when needed. Now we have this little thing that looks like a chunk of white chocolate fudge or something, and it stays in place permanently.

The catch is that we have a T1N Sprinter which is ten years beyond last production, and as I understand it, we still have to resort to the internet to look up the codes. They can't be downloaded into the app. I don't know if this is also true of the NCV3. Husband will likely chime in after he gets off work.
So far this tool works pretty well. It's one of the first Bluetooth OBD dongles for the iPhone so it isn't supported by every app out there which was a bit of a disappointment. But it at least keeps the wifi free to google search codes.

Most apps let you custom configure lots of gauges to watch speed, RPMs, boost levels, mass air flow, calculated HP, fuel consumption, etc. But as IB noted it doesn't have a code database. I don't hold out any hope that an app developer will ever incorporate the thousands of possible codes into their software for a vehicle that isn't in production and didn't sell in huge numbers.

The scanner was relatively inexpensive (~$30) but more than the $10 scanners for android devices. It will only read sensor outputs and read and clear codes. It won't Let you command any diagnostics or reset or reprogram any parameters so it is much more limited than the old DAN scanner I'm hoping to one day find.

In the meantime, something like the iCarsoft MBII i980 may be a decent compromise at the ~$200 price point.
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In my 2008 I mounted a Scanguage II to the steering column with velcro and plugs into OBD port - simple. It is small enough that it does not interfere with the other guages on the instrument panel and you can see it easily while driving. Lots of features like ongoing MPG temp etc. that you can program in and monitor performance. I got mine at Camping World.
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