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Android Auto & Torque Pro

I've been toying with the idea of getting guages onto my aftermarket Pioneer radio. I was looking into building a Raspberry PI that had something like OBD-PI installed, linking that to my stereo AUX input & having the guages right there. But then I thought, I've got Torque Pro running on my phone & it has all of the Ford Specific codes already loaded, I dont know how well a PI based program could handle those codes or if it would even have those codes installed & Im not Python code writer.
I have a Pioneer AVH-4200NEX installed in my 2011. From what I can tell, I could add the Maestro idatalink interface to that & link my head unit to my OBDII port in my truck & get alot of those to show up on my head unit. But that requires another $1xx.xx to get the Maestro interface, plus pulling the head unit back out, installing everything, etc. Plus my truck is a "work truck". It doesnt have all of the fancy bells & whistles. No heated seats or fancy AC system or steering wheel controls which it looks like thats a large part of what the Maestro will also help with. All I want is the ability to add guages to my HU.
The Pioneer already has Android Auto built in & I have Torque Pro installed on my Android Phone. Gotta be something that works? Then I found this:
It looks like someone smarter than me felt the same way. It appears to be a way to add Torque to your Android Auto head unit. Sadly, my 2011 with the updated Pioneer Head Unit doesnt currently have a Bluetooth OBDII adapter, it has a OBDII GPS tracker that I use for business mileage. My 2005 6.0L has my OBDII bluetooth adapter that I use for my Torque Pro app but it doesnt have an aftermarket head unit. So I cant actually test this out right now. I've got to get an OBDII Bluetooth adapter & an OBDII Splitter so I can use both the bluetooth adapter & the OBDII GPS tracker for business expenses. Guess Its time to order some stuff from Amazon & test this out. Anyone else tried it? If this works, I'll be very happy. Much quicker & easier & cheaper than the Maestro or the Raspberry Pi option (although the Raspberry Pi option would be fun to build!) Now if this works, it will definitely be a reason to upgrade the HU in my 2005!
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I know I have seen several people running an HU that provides an Android based system. They then load the app they prefer, then run the OBD II connector. This allows them to run the app showing the PIDs they want to monitor. For the OBD II, I know in the past a splitter has not worked well trying to run two OBD II devices.

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