I don't understand? What trucking tools are you talking about? A simple meter is what I was discussing. Nothing to do with the trucking industry. The Fluke meter is part of my collection of electrical tools I have been using for decades. The Powerwerx meters are in my personal vehicle.But your response is a bit short this time on the dozens of trucking business tools you typically pat yourself on the back for having to hook up to your vehicle. Perhaps you should reel it all out again with the usual picture?
What is wrong with hooking up a meter? Some members come on this forum griping and complaining when they could have taken simple preventative steps as I have. I'm doing nothing more than what a dealer or repair facility does during routine maintenance.
I'm simply giving options to our community. Please let the member decide what they choose in regards to optional choices.
For those members with lesser skills or ignorant as to the use of simple tools, there is always the option of a 12V socket meter easily found on amazon.
The data is there in front of you. This is electrical 101. A diagnostic port is only to be used for diagnostics and repair. Nothing else. This is common sense and some vehicles have worse issues than others when using that port for other than its intended purpose. The OBD2 has a bi-directional protocol. All kinds of problems crop up when you mess with a ISO 15765 CAN bus circuit plugging in these stand alone aftermarket gauges.Can someone verify this please.