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Is TM Spy still the way to go for pulling data from Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by George S. Bower, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. George S. Bower

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    I've been researching this and there was a bunch of posts here on TMC about TM Spy. TM Spy is like Leaf Spy. It is used to pull data from your Model S such as battery temps etc that are not normally displayed.

    Most of the posts on TM Spy are a year or 2 or more years old. I notice that the app is still listed in play store for android but it still is a preliminary release so I'm wondering if TM Spy is still the way to go or if maybe another app is now better.

    I have a 2012 Model S.

    It looks like I need to make a custom adapter cable and buy a blue tooth dongle as explained here:
    Using TM-Spy to see Model S data..

    Then download TM spy into my phone.

    Questions:
    Is TM Spy the way to go?
    Is the custom cable and bluetooth dongle described in the link above what I should make for my 2012 Model S.??

    Thx,
    George
     
  2. Ande

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    "scan my tesla" is far more advanced, with more data, and better logging to files for later processing/analysis.
     
  3. George S. Bower

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    Thx Ande,
    Thx, that's what I gather from some others as well
    Scottf200 has been using both. Looks like the same adapter cable and blue tooth dongle will communicate with either cell phone app.
     
  4. snd92

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    The recommended BT dongle for TM-Spy, LeLink, is not compatible with Scan my Tesla. For the last one OBDLink MX or LX are recommended. Cable adapter is the same for both.
     
  5. robertvg

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    A bit unclear to me which cable I need with the LeLink dongle for a Tesla of March 2015, do you happen to know that ?

    https://www.amazon.com/LELink-Bluetooth-Energy-OBD-II-Diagnostic/dp/B00QJRYMFC
     
  6. shred86

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    I think it depends on whether you have a Pre-Sept 2015 Model S or not.

    Tesla Model S, Model X, Roadster OBD2/CAN adapter cable

    For anyone that has this adapter cable, do you know if you can fit the adapter cable and a bluetooth dongle between the screen and little shelf? Just wondering if there's enough room to stow everything and put the re-attach the shelf piece.
     

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