December 16, 2011, 10:33 am
[quote name='jeebowhite' timestamp='1324030009' post='156717']
Please review this thread, there was a bit of discussion on it here
Its always best to do a quick forum search, as most the time a question similar has been asked
Basically it depends what you want from a code reader.
You can get the following (jeebo defined / approved types
Fools Gold - reads codes, and tells you what they are.
Bronze - reads codes, resets the Engine Management Light
Silver - Reads codes, resets the EML (above), resets DTC Codes, may display a few sensor readings
Gold - Does all of silver, will display a lot of live readings, can view sensor data on the go, and can possibly / probably record data also.
To be honest I'm not sure how advanced a unit I should get.
Main thing is I would like to find out what the fault means and to be able to reset it to see if it reappears ... Probably not looking at anything expensive £20-30 maybe...
Basically it depends what you want, you can get a standard code reader, hand held unit to do the above, or you can buy a USB connector, and get software for your Laptop, so that you can do it all on the laptop - benefit of that is you can record snapshots and do a lot more. Benefits of the handheld is the ability to have portable access to this information any time
it depends on what budget you want, but to be fair, I think you could get a silver product for a few quid.
Review the link above and see if its any help