FiST ST180 + OBD = dead cluster for a second

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FiST ST180 + OBD = dead cluster for a second

Postby DirtyD » Mon May 07, 2018 2:31 pm

Hi All,

was wondering if any of you have had similiar experiences as myself , I drove last night and was busy checking boost pressure on the Torque app through my ELM327 OBD interface .

I was literally driving on a straight road and just trying one WOT for about 100m , and the next moment my whole car went into a 1 second limp mode - all lights and instrument cluster went off for a second - I immediately plugged out the OBD and haven't used it again.

Is this due to the OBD being cheap (as some rumours have floated around that the Fiesta ST's don't like the cheap interface ELM's (I have the Wifi one - paid R700 about 3 years ago)

It worked perfectly on my Golf and friends BMW .

Any suggestions or similiar experiences ?
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Re: FiST ST180 + OBD = dead cluster for a second

Postby FrozenfiST » Tue May 08, 2018 11:30 pm

I have one as well and been running with it for years without any issues. I do find it strange as to why it would be the cause as its a monitoring device. Might have been coincidence, has it been fine since removed?
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Re: FiST ST180 + OBD = dead cluster for a second

Postby DirtyD » Wed May 09, 2018 8:53 am

FrozenfiST wrote:I have one as well and been running with it for years without any issues. I do find it strange as to why it would be the cause as its a monitoring device. Might have been coincidence, has it been fine since removed?


Its been removed - been fine - its definitely the OBD - do not want to test it again lol
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2. 1974 VW Beetle 1600

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Re: FiST ST180 + OBD = dead cluster for a second

Postby ewieST » Mon May 14, 2018 1:38 pm

OBD is only supposed to read info, not alter anything that might affect the car? That is very strange. Mine never did anything funny like that.

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