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Toyota Hand Held Tester

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Phoneman1, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Nov 27, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Phoneman1 [OP] New Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    First Name:
    Land O Lakes Fla
    95 2.4 5sp
    I have the factory service manuals, A and B, it keeps refering to the "Toyota Hand Held Computer Reader",

    Question, This Hand held "above seems to give alot more info then my old MATCO, code reader.

    Is there a really good reader out there, that I can use on my 95 OBD2
    that gives alot more info.
    Thanks Charles
  2. Nov 27, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    hayabusa3303 Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2011
    First Name:
    florence sc
    95.5 taco 4x4
    ARB bumper, warn 9.5 winch. carbon fiber hood. Leer top with thule racks and MOAB from thule. Electric fans, blue sea fuse block, Sony dvd Head unit, Xm tuner and HD tuner. New carpet and new racing seats. ( other half doesnt like them i think). Nwor springs and adjustable coil overs. Sky jacker rear shocks. Slot and drilled rotors. Engine Titanium ceramic coated headers, no cat, jba cat back. URD Rear Sensor Simulator. Leds all around and inside cab and HID H4 hi/lo beams.
    I have a 95.5 v6 on mine with the odbII.

    Toyota is one of those companies that dont give up all the passwords to all the ecm readers out there. ( insert colorful word here of your choosing)

    I use a old actron bought it in 1998 is a global reader like most are. Some of the new snap on scan tools can go deeper into the ecm that's is if you want to pay $$$$. Tho one thing i will say about the snap on is that some you can use as a lab scope that can help out so much when it comes to drop outs or other problems with engine.

    That said you can get a reader like a autozone or adavance i have seen them as low as 60 bucks. Just remember some of those cant to freeze frame or advance stuff like timing, to O2 sensers that are in real time.

    Alot is on your budget on what you want to spend. You can go from 60 bucks to 6000 bucks.

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