Recommend an OBD-II scanner?

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Recommend an OBD-II scanner?

Postby szh » Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:34 pm

Hi, all.

Anyone have a recommendation for a relatively simple, low-cost OBD-II scanner? I did a search and did not see any specific model recommendations. I do not want extensive diagnostics, but do want to be able to figure out what is causing a CEL to come on ... my wife's Acura 1997 2.2CL just started showing this and all the obvious stuff seems fine. Car is running fine, but I want to make sure I know the cause.

I am looking at the CodeScout from http://www.autoxray.com but figured I would ask the folks here at NICO first ...

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Postby szh » Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:52 pm

Here is another possibility http://www.autotap.com/autotap_all_products.html. Works with a laptop.

Comments? Thoughts?

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Postby fatboy » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:20 am

learn to read it manually. my personal scantool is a snap-on modis. it wasnt cheap at all

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Re: Recommend an OBD-II scanner? (szhosain)

Postby hannibal » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:38 am

Just a heads up...I dont think you guys have AutoZone on the west coast, but they will read codes for free. Maybe a local parts store chain offers the same service.

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Re: Recommend an OBD-II scanner? (IWannaS15)

Postby szh » Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:25 pm

IWannaS15 wrote:Just a heads up...I dont think you guys have AutoZone on the west coast, but they will read codes for free. Maybe a local parts store chain offers the same service.
This worked for me! Local Autozone had a reader that gave me the info. It does not do any other diagnostics, but did give me enough information to track down the issue.

Regardless, I am a geek and want to get something fancier. The more I read about the Autotap unit, the more I like it! I think a future birthday present from my wife is needed!

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