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coll247
what is the best diagnostic code reader to buy for my 1999 focus 1.6 16v . and how mutch are thay. and are thay any good.
jeebowhite
Depends how much you want to spend, you can use the "focus dashboard trick" to get access to DTC codes. You canbuy a cheap one from ebay for about 16 quid which works with a laptop, or you can buy standard diagnostics. Go browsing ebay for OBD2 Diagnostics reader. it really depends how much you want to spend.
coll247
[quote name='jeebowhite' date='18 April 2010 - 03:00 PM' timestamp='1271598601' post='78262']
Depends how much you want to spend, you can use the "focus dashboard trick" to get access to DTC codes. You canbuy a cheap one from ebay for about 16 quid which works with a laptop, or you can buy standard diagnostics. Go browsing ebay for OBD2 Diagnostics reader. it really depends how much you want to spend.
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ok thanks mate
jeebowhite
this is one I had suggested to me, its very budget...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170459150887&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_5344wt_940

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/OBD-2-II-EOBD-OBD2-Fault-Code-Reader-CAN-Scanner-U380_W0QQitemZ300301790833QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Diagnostic_Tools_Equipment?hash=item45eb61ae71

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/040-ANY-CAR-MS509-Engine-Fault-Code-Diagnostic-Tool_W0QQitemZ320515928102QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Diagnostic_Tools_Equipment?hash=item4aa03cf026

Hope those help
DMR
surely if u hook it up to a laptop then that would be the best way to do it?
jeebowhite
It would be because at least that way you can log everything, also you can view live feed like revs and other sensor feed, review the first link I sent, and read what it can report, and that will tell you what you can make it do.
Fuzz

how does the ford dashboard trick work for identifying codes.



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