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Thread: Toyota OBDII JDMs Require a Techstream Cable Code Scanner

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    From what I've read it is because they are using the same official Toyota software and Techstream cable. I should give it another go and take pics if I have any issues. I suspect there may be a driver issue too although it looked like it was able to communicate.

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    I wasn't able to get it to work earlier this summer. I am using version 7.11.010 and am downloading some newer versions. I believe I had to switch my software to a different region but now all the buttons have question marks even though I have installed the Asian language pack in XP.

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    I don't think I took pics but I recall the issue is that it wouldn't communicate with my car when choosing it as an LS430 and I believe I changed the region in the software Japan and then got to the point I am now.

    I am installing a newer Techstream version to see if that sorts it out.

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    OK success the new version worked a treat and in English .
    Will update with more info and a few screenshots later.

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    For UK members (possibly European members too..) Ian Hawkins' "Torque" software works when used with an ELM327 adapter (mine is a cheap, eBay-sourced clone and that works just as well as the o/e ones).
    Torque can be found in both Android and i-phone versions, but has been ported to run by cable under MInt or any similar (Debian based) PC operating system. My laptop (macbook Pro, A1278 model running Mint 18.2) runs fine with Torque and this applies to all 3 of my JDM cars, the Toyota bB, the Mitsubishi Pajero Mini - which has no UK equivalent - and the recently acquired Land Rover Discovery, a 1999 CKD import that was assembled in Japan by people who take a pride in their work and man, does it show!

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    Hey JPB I have a few ELM327 adapters and I even bought Torque (part of the small fortune of trying to connect to these Toyota's lol) but for my Aristo and Celsior they didn't work at all for some reason they could never communicate. I am very intrigued that you say they ported Torque to Linux that is very useful for other cars. This was about 2-3 years ago I believe so it could be that the new Torque now supports a lot more JDMs?

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