What vehicle info can I get through my 2013 Highlander usb port? And how?

Asked by Jul 06, 2013 at 12:42 PM about the 2013 Toyota Highlander V6 AWD

Question type: General

I want to get info on the outside air temp (its appears on the dash) and info when windshield wipers are on.  OBD port has engine info, but I want it through the USB port. ANd, you cannot get the outside air temp through the OBD?    Any help appreciated.

1 Answer

5,235

You can get outside air temp through OBD (well actually CAN-bus), but you would need to write your own software to get at it though as it is not a standard parameter for normal diagnostic software. As for getting over USB, that is a totally different kettle of fish, onboard USB is normally only for the audio system and is kept well away from CAN to prevent signal corruption on the CAN-bus which can seriously mess up the car.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Toyota Highlander Experts

  • #1
    Wendy Tucker
    Reputation
    4,350
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    3,960
  • #3
    Shawntele Lewis
    Reputation
    2,440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Pilot
396 Great Deals out of 25,215 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota 4Runner
243 Great Deals out of 21,286 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota RAV4
891 Great Deals out of 60,069 listings starting at $1,690
Used Acura MDX
357 Great Deals out of 18,092 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Highlander Hybrid
22 Great Deals out of 1,868 listings starting at $3,950
Used Honda CR-V
860 Great Deals out of 54,604 listings starting at $1,007
Used Toyota Camry
1,082 Great Deals out of 72,629 listings starting at $990
Used Nissan Pathfinder
330 Great Deals out of 23,947 listings starting at $2,498
Used Ford Explorer
812 Great Deals out of 62,844 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Sienna
252 Great Deals out of 26,918 listings starting at $1,499
Used Lexus RX 350
340 Great Deals out of 19,527 listings starting at $6,204
Used GMC Acadia
717 Great Deals out of 45,520 listings starting at $3,500
Used Toyota Sequoia
121 Great Deals out of 5,372 listings starting at $2,695
Used Toyota Tacoma
550 Great Deals out of 42,058 listings starting at $2,999
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
923 Great Deals out of 70,927 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2013 Toyota Highlander V6 AWD For Sale
62 listings starting at $11,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.