No it can't. OBDII is a diagnosis tool, meaning it will read the code. Consult is a complete code reader which can also change ECU settings. This issue has been discussed many times, if you want Consult II capabilities, you gotta get one yourself (I don't even think you can buy it even if you wanted to pay $4000 for one, as its a dealer only tool).yoyash said:Question is.. Can this OBD set some of the parameters like Consult can? Like setting delay for auto light and set sensitivity for auto light and other things???
If it can, it is nice
SugarRushMurano said:OBD2 is a protocol, a way most car can comunicate. The socket will be obd standard type as well.
Each car manufacturer, even after they claim have adapted the obd2 standard, they will also still have their other protocol proprietary of their own.
Standard obd will be use-able on most post-1996 cars. But you *WILL NOT* be able to access ecu functions, adjustments of throthle body and other cool stuffs dealer can do with their US$x,xxx tools.
IN nissan world, dealer's tool is CONSULT2
IN audi/VW world, we call it VAG tools.
As time goes by, VWs anthusiast and performance shops (example: ross-tech) came out with a mini clone version of the VAG TOOLS which public (owner) can buy for $200. Yes, it is almost 90% fully-funtional as the dealer's. Much more powerful than regular obd tools.
SO let's hope there will be enough demand on CONSULT2's clone for the MOs in 2 to 3 yrs
The only problem I see with this, is that Nissan probably charges ridiculous amounts for the Consult2 protocol itself. I did see a thread somewhere on FA about needing a programmer to write software for a Consult2, and they had posted a hardware interface design as well as a reverse engineered software protocol.SugarRushMurano said:I am still optimistic on clone nissan VQengine tools will be in the market someday. Who knows some one in this forum have enough programing skill, electronic skill and decide that this is a fun project for the wekeends. ...
You probably are right. A few years ago I was called to troubleshoot diagnostic tool for BMW. It run Unix, was size of a small desk and cost $25k! Every dealer had to have one! Nice business for the manufacturer..............Tyler_Canada said:
The only problem I see with this, is that Nissan probably charges ridiculous amounts for the Consult2 protocol itself