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      Description: The program is designed to receive and display diagnostic information about engine operation via the OBD-II interface.
      To connect, you need an OBD-II bluetooth adapter.
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      There are 15 customizable screens. You can display information in the form of graphs, digital values, dial. There are several predefined widgets, you can create your own.
      The program is able to display the current parameters of the engine, display and decode error codes, erase errors from the car's ECU (turn off the check engine light on the dashboard).
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      You can set alarms for various sensor values, for example, coolant temperature, engine speed, speed.
      You can download or customize the extended set of OBD2_PIDs defined by the car manufacturer.
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      The digital edition of Counterman’s April 2024 issue, part of AMN/Counterman magazine, is available for viewing on the
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