28 Apr '13, 1pm

ODB-II hacking using an Android tablet

Nice job, I always wanted to do this exact thing. Unfortunately, the car I had with steering wheel controls for the radio was totalled in an accident. I’m not sure you can actually reprogram the odometer through the OBD-II/CAN interface. I know that in some cars the mileage is stored in the ECU, possibly in the TCU, as well as the cluster itself. The clusters require a special clip or jtag connection to reprogram, and yes, there are legitimate reasons to reprogram mileage, as well as fraudulent purposes. Working in automotive and collision repair, I can tell you that a lot of clusters get damaged, or burn out and need repairs or replacement. The old method was to replace the cluster (Mechanical) with a new or salvage unit, and to put a discrepancy disclaimer decal on your door pillar. Now the units can be reprogrammed to show the correct mileage, which can be used illegall...

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