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    purchased this one, as others on here have bought it. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Diagnostic-Sca...item45f2cd9c7a

    Now i have an error on startup with the spanner light that goes out after a few mins, but this reader dosn't detect any codes, but will allow me to reset the light, my grandads dawoo matiz also has an error but again reader shows no codes and wont reset light, my wifes astyra 1.7 cdti has been sitting a few days and when she drove off out this afternoon, the spanner light came on along with what i think is the battery light, plugged in reader and no codes found ? and wont reset the codes, is this normal or do i have a faulty code reader.

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    if it goes out after a few mins/miles then it's almost certainly a glow plug chap. 99% sure. i have the exact same reader and it didn't pick up on my glow plug fault either. if u can find someone nearby with opcom/vauxcom they can confirm... or you can extract and test the plugs yourself.

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    have you managed to get any codes with your reader..

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    I've just got one of these. Heard rumours they have trouble reading the 2.2 DTi. I've got a Vec (52) 2.2 DTi SRi and it reads them fine, although might talke two tries. On my other car - a 1.9 CDTi SRi 150 Vec (56), it reads first time every time

    1 - Plug in code reader.
    2 - Put key in ignition then turn on ignition. Do not start engine.
    3 - Wait 30 seconds, then press "enter" on the code reader.
    4 - It should stop when it shows "CAN" then read teh codes.

    It only shows "live" codes when the EML light is on. I've tried this by disconnecting the MAF and it detects it fine.

    It won't show "old" codes - if you disconnect and reconnect the MAF, no codes are shown.


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    it wont show any codes that are stored thats what i thouht it did, what tools do i need to see stored faults, in a handheld unit

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    if you want to know the codes on you vec mate and your stuck i can read them for ya i also have a elm scanner tool to so could do the dawoo if its there to if thats any help to ya bud

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    what u using mate, why wont my reader show codes.

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    some code readers only show some codes depending on its spec and what the codes are the code reader im using we are not sup to talk about on here mate i also have a elm 327 code reader did you unplug your maff run the car for 5-10 mins switch it off plug your code reader in and turn the key to on dont start it and turn on the code reader and see if it shows the maff fault if not you may have a faulty code reader

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    will this error go after i plug inmaf again, will it cause any probs, will be looking at getting a cheap laptop and the code reader thats we are not supposed to talk about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokiaman1978 View Post
    have you managed to get any codes with your reader..
    Yes, it does pick up other codes from engine management etc... it told me I had the dreaded P1109 swirl actuator issue

    It does pick up historical faults. If a fault is live then it presents them with a -P, otherwise it is a stored fault but not live.
    Hope that helps.

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