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    As per title which fault code reader should I get

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    I bought (wasted money on) one from Ebay that would only read 'check engine' codes - ones from the engine ECU. Mine was an ELM 327 interface: avoid. This wouldn't read the 'spanner light' codes, as there are many ECUs on the car. Impressed with the OPCOM one I got later, as it would read all the fault codes, lets you export live data (you can then plot this in Excel, or similar). Quite a lot of functions for diagnostic tests (EGR function, throttle body function, forced \DPF regeneration - 1.9 diesels) etc. Talked straight to my facelift v6 CDTi, but couldn't get it to talk to some older VXs. That may have been me not setting it up right, though!

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    I Got The U480 Code Reader From Fleabay...Does The Trick For Me

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    i bought one the other day op-com for 25.50 from ebay connects to the laptop and its great just be careful we wiped ecu we had a fair few drinks and thought we would have a play took about half hour to work out what we done and sort it out as it cleared the imobliser code so we had to put it back in
    before we did that we cleared present fault code and cleared hidden ones little things like when a fuse went in the light it stored the code so took it off
    i will do it sober next time

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    I´ve just bought this yesterday so haven´t had time to test as it has to be send to me in Denmark.. But from what the guys here in Denmark says this is the one to get...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/OPCOM-CAN-OBD2...item19c6957d2a

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hummelshøj View Post
    I´ve just bought this yesterday so haven´t had time to test as it has to be send to me in Denmark.. But from what the guys here in Denmark says this is the one to get...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/OPCOM-CAN-OBD2...item19c6957d2a

    thats the same one i bought off the same seller only comes in english works with windows 7 and vista not checked xp works perfect

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    Autel MS509 only found one car well van it wouldnt work on that was a diatshu hi jet, have used it on my vec, the mrs` Corsa, Renaults and Daewoo`s

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    i like the look of the autel scanners, i have a elm 327, op-com, and the renault clip scanner

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    I use an Autel Scanner. works ok for me.

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