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Old 03-18-2018, 12:44 PM
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Default Car Code Reader » only $10.90

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075MZP1FV...&creative=9325
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Old 03-18-2018, 1:15 PM
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There are $3 ones on eBay
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Old 03-18-2018, 1:23 PM
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There are $3 ones on eBay

Sounds like a great deal. Couldn't find it on Ebay. Can you please post a link?

Here's what I found- https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...+OBD2&_sacat=0
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Good job - I'll take it - and I don't buy from eBay
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Old 03-18-2018, 1:28 PM
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Now up to ~$20. Not that it's a bad deal, but this appears to be just an interface, and software is needed to receive and interpret data.

Also, the seller posted the following in regard to acquiring software...

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Those fee applied have more cool user interface and stronger function than free.
So, I think that it may be worth your while to pay those fee, so you can get stronger function than free.
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Old 03-18-2018, 1:41 PM
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Just go to O'Reilly or AutoZone auto parts and have it checked for free.
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Old 03-18-2018, 1:50 PM
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The cheapo versions often don't work. Buy a decent one. It will more than pay for itself down the road. I have two. One is a vehicle specific one made by Foxwell for Schwaben. 200 dollars but more than paid for itself not long after buying it. And it'll do many, many things that the simple readers won't do.

Foxwell also makes less expensive scanners:

http://www.foxwelltool.com

If you're looking for a decent reader, buy one by these guys. Pay attention to the type you need, WiFi or Bluetooth.

http://www.obdlink.com
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I've got this one, and have been using it for a year. With the free version of Torque that you put on your phone, it's very functional and has saved me a whole lot of headaches. Worth every penny, even if it's just so you can reset and erase codes instead of having to drive for 20 minutes.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NLQAHS..._t1_B075MZP1FV
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Old 03-18-2018, 2:39 PM
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Sounds like a great deal. Couldn't find it on Ebay. Can you please post a link?

Here's what I found- https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...+OBD2&_sacat=0
https://m.ebay.com/itm/Pro-ELM327-V2...C7OES2TeqTT6yQ
I have this one and it works great.
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Old 03-18-2018, 3:23 PM
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Just go to O'Reilly or AutoZone auto parts and have it checked for free.
They can't do that anymore (in California).

They can let you borrow the tools, but the ASE managed to lobby Sacramento and get a law passed that prohibits auto parts store employees from performing actual troubleshooting or even touching a customer's car unless the shop has a service bay.

There's a reason mechanics make more than minimum wage and actually pay to go to school. The code might say that there is an O2 sensor code... the parts store people would always sell you a new O2 sensor. Maybe the O2 sensor was working properly and simply reporting something caused by the injectors or maybe an exhaust leak?
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Thanks. In for one. You have to click the redeem offer button to get 48% off. $10 for a iPhone compatible version is a great deal.
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https://m.ebay.com/itm/Pro-ELM327-V2...C7OES2TeqTT6yQ
I have this one and it works great.
Got the same one !
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I got mine today and tried it out on my car and work truck. Works perfectly! I’m using an iPhone and the app you need is called DashCommand. I had purchased that app years ago when it was on sale for $2.99. Normal price is
Much higher. When the app launches, you’ll need to choose ELM compatible.

On your iPhone you go to the WiFi settings, connect to the device, type in 12345678 as the password and launch dash command. App connects automatically. Again you want to choose ELM compatible reader and you’re in business. This might be the best $10 I ever spent.

Dash command allows you to leave the reader plugged in and get real time data on your phone while driving. Everything from performance to fuel consumption. Thanks again OP!
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Old 03-19-2018, 2:39 PM
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They can't do that anymore (in California).

They can let you borrow the tools, but the ASE managed to lobby Sacramento and get a law passed that prohibits auto parts store employees from performing actual troubleshooting or even touching a customer's car unless the shop has a service bay.

There's a reason mechanics make more than minimum wage and actually pay to go to school. The code might say that there is an O2 sensor code... the parts store people would always sell you a new O2 sensor. Maybe the O2 sensor was working properly and simply reporting something caused by the injectors or maybe an exhaust leak?
I remember when autozone denied me a read. I went across the street to jiffy lube and they were happy to read it for free
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Old 03-19-2018, 3:13 PM
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As mentioned above, use the output to steer you generally towards the issue, not to make a definitive conclusion. Well, unless you enjoy replacing working parts.
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More money but my friend says the blue tooth driver offers web links to help fix the code issue. Anyway, good deal on the OP and ebay reference..

https://www.amazon.com/BlueDriver-Bl.../dp/B00652G4TS
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