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Trouble code reader,
This review is from: U480 CAN-Bus OBDII OBD2 EOBD Trouble Code Read Diagnose Tester Diagnostic Scanner (Electronics)
This item is basic but good value for money. It will read most cars but not all. It displayed my fault number and I found and repaired and then used the clear fault mode. All good - worked first time. The booklet (instructions) are easy to understand and contain hundreds of codes and fault descriptions. I am satisfied with this product.
Negative points before you buy. (1) this item gives basic static data. If you require live data (ie engine misfire on number 2 above 3000 rpm) this is not going to give you that information. That is going to cost several hundreds of pounds or even more.
(2) My reader only gives some of the VIN number. Also it won't read some cars at all - I doubt it thats important to most people. but if your going to buy a second hand car it might not give the VIN confirmation you need.
(3) I have used readers costing £2500 with an annual update cost of £500 per year. They tell you live data and are much more comprehensive. You get what you pay for. This is basic and low cost, it displays codes and clears them. A good DIY product. Check it will work on your car by going on the internet. I am happy with mine.
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Initial post: 21 Apr 2012 18:52:33 BDT
The dearer U581 (about £60 when I bought one) reads live data.
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