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Best code reader

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by 33Kami, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. Jul 24, 2015 at 2:51 AM
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    33Kami

    33Kami [OP] Member

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    I have a 2013 Taco...what code reader do you recommend?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jul 24, 2015 at 5:17 AM
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    Lurkin

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    Cheapest that gives you the codes, then the Internet to interpret the codes
     
  3. Jul 24, 2015 at 11:07 AM
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    33Kami

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    I'll check out Amazon...see what they have
     
  4. Jul 24, 2015 at 1:02 PM
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    Jetty Rat

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  5. Jul 26, 2015 at 11:41 PM
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    Z50king

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    Your phone is the best code reader. I use Torque with a Blue Tooth dongle from China. Cost me 6 dollars for the dongle and 2 dollars for Torque. Torque will also clear codes if you know the sequence for some of them
     
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  6. Jul 28, 2015 at 6:49 PM
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    crashnburn80

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    For over 10 years I've used cheap units, and then researched everything on the web after pulling the codes. Sometimes the scanners were incompatible with some cars. Then I bought a high quality Bosch.

    I will never go back.

    Not only will it do about everything, it will list the actual fix (not just code) in order of likeliness from a vehicle specific ASE certified tech database, and locate the faulty part on the vehicle for you. And it gets updates. Doesn't get easier short of paying a mechanic.

    http://www.boschdiagnostics.com/diy/products/bosch-obd-1300-automotive-pocket-scanner-code-reader
     
  7. Aug 4, 2015 at 11:47 PM
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    Caligula

    Caligula It's the COVFEFE

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    Find a used SnapOn MT2500, and try to find one with the case and multiple cartridges. It will have factory features like solenoid and relay actuations. As well as ABS and transmission tools. I got lucky and for $400 got on with BMW, Audi/VW, Nissan/Toyota/Honda, GM/Ford/Chrysler cartridges along with all the cables for OBD1. Its an old scanner, but can do more than any of the $100 handhelds can do.
     
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  8. Aug 12, 2015 at 4:45 AM
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    33Kami

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    thanks for all the replies!! appreciate them
     
  9. Dec 17, 2015 at 7:59 AM
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    Tacoma SS

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    Thanks, because of you my dad is getting $130 code reader for Christmas now....
     
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