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#1 read

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:28 PM

Evenin' all...
Can anyone recomend a code reader which would work on both an 06 2.2tdci Mondeo and an 05 1.6 petrol Renault Megane?

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Should add that I'm not too bothered whether it's a handheld unit or one that needs a laptop

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#2 stef123

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:34 PM

Are you just looking for a code reader or a code reader with live diagnostics?

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:43 PM

Live diagnostics would be good but I guess it'll come down to cost and pacticality. Whilst a live system using a laptop wouldn't be a much of a problem for me can't see the wife being to happy having to drive her car with the laptop on the passenger seat!!

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:35 PM

Live diagnostics would be good but I guess it'll come down to cost and pacticality. Whilst a live system using a laptop wouldn't be a much of a problem for me can't see the wife being to happy having to drive her car with the laptop on the passenger seat!!


Scangauge2 would be ideal and can read codes aswell as silence the engine managment light and display live parimeters including oil temp, boost. Etc. Plugs in to the OBD port on any car

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:38 PM

+1, Scangauge or a Bluetooth system which will work on Android phones.-

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2a0bddc121

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:41 PM

Be aware that most readers in an affordable price range for most individuals can only read powertrain fault codes, and most aren't capable of reading body/chassis codes from other modules like ABS, etc.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:33 AM

Thanks for the replies I'll have a look at the links when I get home from work tonight

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:11 PM

I bought yesterday a bluetooth OBDDII code reader for £11.50 and will try and use that when I get it and see if its any good! for the sake of a tenner and saving yourself a few hassles later, its a worthwhile investment...

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:15 PM

Just got myself one as well, worth a punt.

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:18 AM

Like the idea of the Bluetooth unit and an android phone think I might give that a go dot the sake of a tenner.........thanks chaps!!


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:32 AM

Does the bluetooth unit provide readings for engine management faults? thanks

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:56 PM

Yes it does, I have diagnosed my friends peugeot, I have seen the P error codes and helped him to diagnose it.

It works very well indeed, and I would recommend, splash out the few quid on torque pro.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:45 AM

I think the om580 code reader is good, just get one form allobd2.


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