dennis s. hurddennis s. hurd

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Oh, OBD2 Port, Where Are You?

Kimchi Goes Indian

Thanks, AliExpress
Today, we went to buy vegetables at our Langley Farm Market up on Kingsway. On the way, Jay wanted to stop at one of the small Indian grocery shops on Sixth Street. He couldn't find a type of small, round Indian eggplant at the Superstore the other day.  There was none in today's shop either.  I crossed the road and then realized that I'd forgotten my mask.  I took the picture of Kimchi while going back across the busy street.  The title is 'Kimchi Goes Indian'.

After trying that, we stopped to drop off our empty bottles for their deposit at a recycling center. As we had mostly large apple and orange juice containers, a whole garbage bagful only netted $1.85!

Upon returning home, we checked the mail and my small, ODB2, Bluetooth dongle had arrived from China.

Just now I took a flashlight downstairs as the parkade is a bit dim.  I'd seen a few YouTube videos on how to set up an Android app called, Torque with a special profile to read battery information from our Hyundai Kona EV.  This afternoon, I simply wanted to plug in the device to ensure the LEDs light up.   However, the port wasn't there!

Unfortunately, all the videos I'd watched were done by blokes from Europe or Australia.  They simply pulled off the fuse cover and exposed an easy-to-access OBD2 port.  In North America, Hyundai provides BlueLink services so customers can access vehicles through a mobile phone app.  A telematics communication device was sitting exactly where the foreign videos had shown the port.  I guess I'll have to park outside in the sunshine and look around under the dashboard to find a place to plug in my new $8 toy.  I'll do that tomorrow.


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