I am working on a project for my car, a 2009 Volkswagen.
My goal is to achieve two things:
- RGB Ambient lighting
- CAN-Bus decoding to achieve functions like automatically folding mirrors.
This thread will focus on the CAN-part of the project.
I have got the UNO, the CAN shield and a set of CAN wires, but I am struggling with initial decoding of my CAN network to find the correct CAN-Bus messages.
First and foremost I want to find:
- The message ID and bit that activates the folding mirror motor (This is activated by a knob in the door)
- Something that tells me if the engine is running
- Something that tells me if the doors are locked or unlocked
Using the arduino to filter out and find these messages is way out of my league, so I was hoping I could use my PC and USB-OBDII adapter to hook up to the OBDII port of my car, and filter out the packages easily from the PC.
Any ideas? I did all the searching I could. Sorry if violating forum rules here!