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Old 01-13-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Looking for an obdii/canbus/abs code scanner, suggestions?

Looking for an OBDII scanner that will work on the new canbus stuff as well as scan ABS/Airbag codes. I would like something that will work with all the current stuff without spending a ton of money since it's just for personal use. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:40 PM   #3
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See this current discussion-
http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=457599
You can't get all that without spending lots of money.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:31 PM   #4
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ABS / Airbag codes seem to show up on $200 models, I just don't know which to get.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...=31-71031013-2

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Innova-3160-...3ab1af&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Innova-31603...0aff05&vxp=mtr
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Those will only get you read only capabilities. They don't give you bi-lateral controls and allow you to use the tool troubleshoot stuff. IF you just want a code scanner, be able to read freeze frame data, as well as to read live stream data, they're fine. But anything more and these can't do it.
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If you have an Android phone, the Torque app is great for reading/clearing DTCs. It does freeze frame data as well, and monitors a lot of real time things too. You have to buy a bluetooth OBDII adapter, which isn't that expensive. Other than that, the full version of the app is like $5.
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Those will only get you read only capabilities. They don't give you bi-lateral controls and allow you to use the tool troubleshoot stuff. IF you just want a code scanner, be able to read freeze frame data, as well as to read live stream data, they're fine. But anything more and these can't do it.

Well I was thinking at first I just want a code scanner as it's a lot easier / more portable then my laptop with HPtuners plus something that works for other makes and models would be nice. Then I got to thinking how annoying it is to have a bad wheel sensor and not know which wheel was causing the issue. Will these be able to tell me which wheel, possible monitor the wheel speed per sensor to determine what's going on?

How about to a crank relearn or other simple things like that. My dashhawk can, I believe.
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Try Amazon there's better deals out there for handheld scanners.
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There was a guy near me in MO that was making a halfway decent scan tool. I have purchased in the past (pre-can) and it worked pretty well. It has seen a number of upgrades in the last 10 years, but it may be worth a look. www.obd-2.com was the guy's site.
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Looking for an obdii/canbus/abs code scanner, suggestions?

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If you have an Android phone, the Torque app is great for reading/clearing DTCs. It does freeze frame data as well, and monitors a lot of real time things too. You have to buy a bluetooth OBDII adapter, which isn't that expensive. Other than that, the full version of the app is like $5.

Yep just what I have and works great.


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