Can anyone help me, what bits do I need to purchase from:
In order to start exploring my Peugeot e-208 ?
I want to see if I can detect signal indicators, lights on / off, reverse, hazard indicators.
From the OVMS point of view, just a base wifi module. You can get modem + gps antenna + gsm antenna if you think useful in the future, but not necessary for initial investigation.
You will also need a vehicle specific cable, but that will depend on the vehicle CAN bus arrangement. Based on this post:
Although I haven't confirmed it myself, that seems to match one of Peugot's standard pinouts (https://pinoutguide.com/CarElectronics/peugeot_obd_ii_diag_pinout.shtml), and suggests you need pins 3+8 for Peugot CAN, and 6+14 for standard CAN. None of the standard OVMS cables have that arrangement. Probably the simplest is to get a standard OVMS cable (OB-L, or OB-R) cut it in two and re-arrange the wires in the centre yourself. Alternatively, get an OBDII pigtail and solder up the DB9 end yourself.
Thank you Mark, I have a couple of ODBII cables I can cut and play around with. Does the OVMS come with everything I need to investigage?
Yes, the base OVMS (and firmware) includes tools to connect to up to 3 can buses, log traffic, inject traffic, and do reverse engineering.
Thank you, when I get some funds I will purchase.
Would you be willing to share any discoveries you make?
I really hope someone is able to add the e208 to the compatible cars on the GitHub.
The Car Scanner-app is compatible with the e208. Maybe someone with more experience is able to also implement it for OVMS.