OBD II Scanner

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  1. coma

    coma New Member

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    My 4 year old truck w/23,000 miles has thrown a CEL. The dealer charges 1 hour's labor ($80) to read the code. So, this is the perfect excuse to buy a code reader. Can I buy one for under a hundred dollars? Alternatively, what national parts stores read the codes for free?
     
  2. Ivy Mike

    Ivy Mike New Member

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    Autozone.

    You might be able to find some software and do it with a laptop.

    Ross-Tech does it for VW/Audi (and others) with teh VAG-COM
     
  3. Pioneer

    Pioneer Are you annoyed? You will be.

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    I've heard the reader is $90

    EDIT: :eek4:

    Apparently you need to know which one to get as there are 3 types

    http://www.obdii.com/
     
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  4. coma

    coma New Member

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    Just picked one up for $59 and it works great and came w/a CD explaining the codes. It's already paid for itself as the dealer wants $95 to read the codes.:eek3:
     
  5. jung918

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    autozone pulls the code for free. well atleast mine did.
     
  6. Powerman5000

    Powerman5000 New Member

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    Get in the zone, Autozone! they do it for free :bowrofl: :wtf:
     
  7. Pioneer

    Pioneer Are you annoyed? You will be.

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    Haven't been ther yet ...

    I'd like to have Pep Boys back
     
  8. jeffswain

    jeffswain OT Supporter

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    I just picked up a Bluetooth OBD II scanner off Amazon for $23. I use it with the Torque App.

    thread resurrection :)
     
  9. Guy Friesch

    Guy Friesch WHOOPS, FORGOT MY HAT.

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    I do this as well. Works excellently and cheaply.
     

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