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Verdigris

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Has anybody found an OBD reader and an accompanying app suitable for MG5s? As well as reading general faults, I'd be interested in interrogating the battery state, in a similar way to Leaf-Spy. The ones I've investigated don't inspire confidence.
 
Posts 5 and 6 here, possibly:

 
Posts 5 and 6 here, possibly:

Thank you.
 
Has anybody found an OBD reader and an accompanying app suitable for MG5s? As well as reading general faults, I'd be interested in interrogating the battery state, in a similar way to Leaf-Spy. The ones I've investigated don't inspire confidence.
Use the search function (top right) and you will find plenty of info.

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OBD (On Board Diagnostics) Dongles (small 'Plug in' to the vehicles diagnostics socket providing bluetooth communications from a smartphone running an app to the MG5 - e.g. see topdon link below). Often called a 'Scanner'. N.B. If an OBD dongle is left plugged in long term this can cause the MG5 alarm to activate !
The ODB socket is above where the clutch pedal would be, behind the plastic dashboard, so you have to be a contortionist to find and access it (see picture below).
Has anyone been able to successfully install an OBD2 dongle and get successful data? Yes - See here :-



With the right 'app' error codes can be read and cleared as used by the AA (with the necessary knowledge) to re-enable a disabled EV.
Anybody know which 'apps' and dongles and where they can be obtained ?
 

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