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What are y’all paying for diagnostic scans?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pdaddy, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Jan 29, 2020 at 9:20 AM
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    pdaddy

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    My SRS system light is on and I just called the dealership and they quoted me $79.99 just to scan the OBD2??? My scan tool doesn’t scan the airbag system otherwise I would do it myself. Is this price normal?
     
  2. Jan 29, 2020 at 10:24 AM
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    Go to AutoZone or any major parts store in your area, they do scans for nothing and tell you what the codes are and what you probably need to fix it.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2020 at 10:44 AM
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    He might as well buy a bottle of AC recharge with stop leak in it and a bottle of coolant system stop leak while he's at it over there. o_O
     
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    The dealership diagnostic tools weren't free. They had to pay for them just as you do. They need to make money to stay in business. With that said, autozone won't be able to check an SRS light. Find and independent shop or spend some money and get a tool. I have a lower end Autel that was roughly 150 bucks.
     
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    Don't forget the fuzzy dice and dual wiper blades! :rofl:
     
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    Aux back up lights, Bed lights, Re-located trailer plug, Good dooby, a.k.a. jumper cable mod, Heated seats, back up camera,
    I need those!
     
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    Free! Autozone or buy a $10 scanner that connects to your phone
     
  10. Jan 29, 2020 at 5:41 PM
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    Thanks for the scanner recommendations. I’d rather buy a good one than pay the dealer to do it. Any other good scanners that do engine and SRS codes? I was looking at this one but don’t know anything about scanners.

    LAUNCH OBD2 Scanner CRP123 - Engine/ABS/SRS/Transmission Diagnostic Scan Tool SRS Code Reader,Free Update https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073GW5MTS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_gfJmEb3DVKQWN
     
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  11. Jan 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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    Or just search on here and download tech stream and buy a cable you can have a pirated version of the oe software for less then what the dealer charges for one scan
     
  12. Jan 29, 2020 at 6:32 PM
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    Nice try, cop.
     
  13. Jan 29, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    :notsure: Plenty of members do it, including myself. Its nice to be able to program your own keys and such as well and turn off seat belt alarms.
     
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    I have a LAUNCH, but a different model. Fantastic tool! It will do everything from diagnosing, resetting, configuring, to even displaying the temperature of your tires. It cost me a lot but has also saved me a lot.

    Now I'm looking at a bluetooth printer for it.
     
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  15. Jan 29, 2020 at 6:44 PM
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    It does spare keys too? Now you’ve got my attention. I only have one key. I’ll theoretically give it a look.
     
  16. Jan 29, 2020 at 6:45 PM
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    Yes and you can program tpms sensors

    this is the cable I purchased then located a more recent version of tech stream on here
     
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  17. Jan 29, 2020 at 6:50 PM
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    I went with version 2.0.4 which was around 70 dollars on Amazon.. the earlier version can be found for around 20ish dollars. For some reason my phone isn’t letting me add a link.

    I’ll try this again here’s a link to one on eBay https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/173258174593
     
  18. Jan 30, 2020 at 6:18 PM
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    So basically buy the cable, update drivers, and find a copy of the Techstream software somewhere? I was able to track down the 1.4 versions, where did you find the 2.0.4?
     
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    I bought an old refurbished laptop from Tiger Direct for $150. I bought a cheap version of tech stream off of Amazon for $50. Installing it was a nightmare, so I just gave up and let a nice man from somewhere in Asia install for me via LogMeIn. Took him 5 minutes.

    Sketch O Rama? Yep! Does it work great? Yep! I use it on my wife's Lexus too.
     
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  20. Jan 30, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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