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    Question Fault code reader

    What is the best and foult reader? i have found somethng like this on ebay
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CAR-CODE-READE...item2a04ddebaf

    Is it good for vectra?

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    i bought one off ebay for £35 a obd 11 ub40 it read all the codes on mine and turned the engine light off i have used on orther makes of cars aswell

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickg View Post
    What is the best and foult reader? i have found somethng like this on ebay
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CAR-CODE-READE...item2a04ddebaf

    Is it good for vectra?
    Thats the one I have, (didn't buy it for the Vauxhall though), but here it's £20 cheaper.
    Avoid overseas (China / HK) copies.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUTEL-MAXISCAN...96920586901049

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    Well 2 guys that work in our garage have both bought code readers recently and they have both used my car as a tester as the emissions light was on. The first one was just a cheap one at around £22 (it was a u480 from ebay) but it will tell you the fault code and then all you do is look it up in the instruction book supplied, will also clear the code. The next one was more expensive (around £80-£100 depending on where you get it from on ebay) it's a QuickLynks T61 but with this one first it will bring the code up and then display on the screen what the fault code means, you can also clear the code with this one as well. Both came up with the same code so not meaning to sound that i'm tight im just going to purchase the cheaper one, least that way i can avoid garages either charging a fortune just to tell you what the code is or for a garage just to replace parts that aren't required.

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    The u480 gets my shout,the brother in laws vectra had the emissions light on,the u480 give up two codes p0100 and p0400,turned them off for him as the car wasn't driving rite.he was well pleased,he's still getting the car looked at this week.At least he has an idea whats wrong.

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    thanks for advise guys will make a search on ebay. Now I know what I have to look for.... they wanted 35 quid for checking the foult on my vectra. Good investment. thanks

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    Check your cars spec against the data on the sellers site to see if the fault code reader is OK for your car...year of manufacture/petrol or diesel etc.......cheers

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    op-com is the best one imo have a look on the bay

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    Does anyone have experience of this Gendan EngineCheck Pro USB package

    Will Op-Com work on a Windows 7 laptop - I see is tested on XP & Vista

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    I bought the autel maxscan ms509 as I wanted the extra diagnostics and live engine data features on top of a straight fault code reader / reseter.

    Very good, works on many cars as well.

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