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Code reader
« on: 09 May 2018, 18:56:58 »

Wifes 2009 Ford KA engine warning light has just decided to come on,So i think best to get a code reader on it..well there is loads of them out there...Anyone got any suggestions on which one to buy ?
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Re: Code reader
« Reply #1 on: 09 May 2018, 19:04:51 »

I personally use a Autel one.  Not that I use it much. Nor do I actually have it here, as chrisgixer has swiped it ;D
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Re: Code reader
« Reply #2 on: 09 May 2018, 19:13:58 »

I personally use a Autel one.  Not that I use it much. Nor do I actually have it here, as chrisgixer has swiped it ;D
But they are hundreds of pounds... ;D ;D
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Re: Code reader
« Reply #3 on: 09 May 2018, 19:20:14 »

I personally use a Autel one.  Not that I use it much. Nor do I actually have it here, as chrisgixer has swiped it ;D

Did Tech2 go flying?
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Re: Code reader
« Reply #4 on: 09 May 2018, 19:25:36 »

I personally use a Autel one.  Not that I use it much. Nor do I actually have it here, as chrisgixer has swiped it ;D
But they are hundreds of pounds... ;D ;D
It was under 100
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Re: Code reader
« Reply #5 on: 09 May 2018, 19:28:37 »

I personally use a Autel one.  Not that I use it much. Nor do I actually have it here, as chrisgixer has swiped it ;D

Did Tech2 go flying?
My first one did, yes  :'(.  Fortunately MDTM had the CANdi at the time, so I didn't lose that.

I couldn't believe my luck when my local dealer contacted me if I was interested in one they had "for spares" for a relatively small amount of pound notes, which only needed a new lead, PCMCIA linear 32Mb card and new keypad :y
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Re: Code reader
« Reply #6 on: 09 May 2018, 21:46:07 »

I personally use a Autel one.  Not that I use it much. Nor do I actually have it here, as chrisgixer has swiped it ;D
But they are hundreds of pounds... ;D ;D


Get one that does live data, which means spending about 30.


Or you can get a Bluetooth adapter and Torque for your Android device for about 20. They're a bit fiddlier to use though.
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Re: Code reader
« Reply #7 on: 09 May 2018, 22:40:37 »

I personally use a Autel one.  Not that I use it much. Nor do I actually have it here, as chrisgixer has swiped it ;D
But they are hundreds of pounds... ;D ;D


Get one that does live data, which means spending about 30.


Or you can get a Bluetooth adapter and Torque for your Android device for about 20. They're a bit fiddlier to use though.
Nick can you point me in the direction of one.....i use the "you no what" for the omega stuff on a laptop and that works great once you have sorted the drivers out..is there one for the KA,(ford) that works ok 
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Re: Code reader
« Reply #8 on: 10 May 2018, 09:03:29 »

Nick can you point me in the direction of one.....i use the "you no what" for the omega stuff on a laptop and that works great once you have sorted the drivers out..is there one for the KA,(ford) that works ok


I've had mine for several years so can't make a specific recommendation. But every one I've used has been basically the same, both in operation and functionality. Which shouldn't come as a surprise, as they're only display devices for a well defined standard.


Again, the really cheap ones two-thirds ones only display fault codes and reset the EML. To do actual diagnosis, you need the live data.
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Re: Code reader
« Reply #9 on: 10 May 2018, 09:05:34 »

I never managed to get the Bluetooth one working.  I think I have the same Autel one as TB and it does the job :y
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