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After fitting my new head unit and pondering whether or not to get the ridiculously priced Pioneer cable and apple cable to enable the "App" function of the stereo I've been looking at available apps to see whether I can justify the £130 for the cables I've come across "dash command" it looks rather interesting and seems like it could be useful - or probably just look cool :)

Has anyone got this dash command app ? If so do I need anything other than the £130 pioneer and apple cables to make it work ? And is it any good ??

Cheers for any info :)
 

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Dash command is v.g. you just need the app and a OBD2 wifi dongle.
 

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I have this set-up mate. I bought the dongle first and just viewed it on my iphone, but then bought the pioneer cable and its pretty cool seeing it on the main screen.

My only gripe is that i couldn't find a dongle with an on/off switch, but its easy to remove and just plug in when needed.I just forget a lot of the time to insert it and would prefer it to plugged in all the time with some sort of on/off switch function.
 

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Well it happened to me lol. I think since my car gets little use, then the battery was probably a little low anyway. I think if you use your car on a daily basis then it would be fine.
 

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Does the bluetooth OBD module draw power even when the vehicle is off?
I think it would, as its constantly throwing out a bluetooth signal and unfortunately the obd port has constant power
 

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Yes, it has a permanent live from the OBD2 connector and draws a small amount of power. I can see mine is on from the fact that it remains lit up when the car is off!
 

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I don't think the OBD2 has a switched power line to use unfortunately.
 

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with it been next to the option connector could you not take a live feed from that
I don't see why not, you'd just need to run a wire across from the other side of the footwell to the option connector.

A switch is a neater option though as you don't end up with wires everywhere...
 

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