Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Hondash OBD Bluetooth scanner pairing

  • Before you start pairing procedure:
    • check that you are using the latest app version
    • make sure that the Hondash scanner status LED is blinking (if it's not, please follow the troubleshooting guide)

  • Automatic pairing
    • On devices running Android 4.4.4 and newer versions, the pairing is fully automated in the app, follow the app instructions
  • Manual pairing
    • Hondash scanner pairing PIN is 1234
    • use the Android Bluetooth manager to pair the Hondash scanner, search for a new device with name "OBD" (V2, V3, V3.5) or "HONDASH" (V1).
      hondash app android pairing

      After pairing navigate to Hondash app Settings → Bluetooth Interface and make sure the "OBD" (V2, V3, V3.5) or "HONDASH" (V1) is selected under "Hondash Interface".
      hondash app bluetooth settings
  • the app will request a Hondash UID (Unique Identification Number - sent via email on shipping day) after pairing.
    hondash app uid dialog


Android Head units (2DIN stereo car radio)

Please keep in mind, when using Android Head units (2DIN stereo car radio) you may have to pair the Hondash scanner manually using the Manual pairing procedure described above.
Depending on the model you also may have to enable the "Head Unit Bluetooth" switch in the Hondash app settings.
However it's NOT guaranteed to work. Some head units models and manufacturers, usually the Chinese ones, have strict policies and allow only very specific devices to pair with their head units, or their Bluetooth communication implementation does not comply with the established Android SDK standards. In worst case scenario you'll have to use a regular smartphone or switch to another Head unit brand.
Because our primary development platform is the smartphone we're not able to provide any further assistance (radio brands inquiry, etc.), thank you for your understanding.