Product Support

Connecting to a Vehicle - Basic Diagnostics

ANDROID & WINDOWS USERS - Before connecting for the first time, the OBDLink Bluetooth device must be paired to your tablet.

To pair a connection device, CLICK HERE.

Windows

Android

1

Plug the connection device in to the vehicle’s OBDII port. Wait until the green Power light is solid.

2

Turn the key to the On position or start the engine. Some vehicles require the engine to be running in order to connect.

3

Press the button on the connection device. Once the blue BT light begins blinking, you have two minutes to complete the pairing process.
iPad: Skip this step

4

From the ALLDATA mobile app's home screen, tap Diagnostics

5

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On the OBDII Connection screen, tap the refresh button. A list of available devices will appear.
Windows: Skip this step

6

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Tap the ALLDATA (or OBDLink) option.

7

Tap Scan VIN >> Apply. Vehicles that do not provide VIN data will require you to scan or manually enter the VIN.

8

You are now connected to the vehicle. The OBD and Host lights will blink while data is being transmitted between the vehicle and the connection device.