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#1 Gethin52

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:16 AM

Hi,

What is the best code reader to purchase, I have a 03 VX220 n/a with a management light fault. Currently looking at OBD2 reader, are these any good or what recommendations are out there?

Thanks.



#2 martinroger

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:21 AM

You will get away with any OBD2 reader for usual faults. For more advanced stuff get an Opcom interface on eBay!

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:37 AM

Obd Bluetooth and Torque app work really well.

#4 Gethin52

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:11 PM

Thanks for the info.

 



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:57 PM

Most simple device is the U480 obd reader.

Stand alone, has 2 buttons and no battery. Perfect. Costs about a tenner.



#6 WrightStuff

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:07 PM

I bought this one. Works fine for reading codes, clearing them and also reading other EM parameters.

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I have heard stories of some cheapy-cheapy ones frying ECUs  :wacko:

 

 



#7 DanGT

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:38 PM

Any cheap blue tooth OBD reader and Torque app is ideal for the occasional user. Dirt cheap and clears reads/clears fault.

Most manufacturers after 2010ish got wise to this and started making harder to clear fault codes with additional protocol. They are a great little device tho and can monitor most parameters as well

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:01 PM

Or you could buy a scangauge which gives various data whilst driving and has a scan and code clearing option




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