1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Which Code Reader/Scanner Diagnostic tool should I buy and why

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JUJtacoma2010, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Jan 14, 2012 at 5:04 PM
    #1
    JUJtacoma2010

    JUJtacoma2010 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Member:
    #30703
    Messages:
    328
    Gender:
    Male
    Fresno
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma 2010 Dbl Cab. OFF Road Package
    My tacoma has check engine light on. I am thinking about buying obd code reader/diagnostics tool. Can anyone suggest me one please.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2012 at 5:11 PM
    #2
    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Member:
    #4772
    Messages:
    14,183
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Eastern side of the Sierras: Sparks, NV
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5 4x4> 03 SR5 4x4 total> 14 Crewmax TRD
    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Get a scangauge or an ultra gauge. Both a code reader, and multi function gauge unit for the truck and will help track gas mileage, etc as well!
     
  3. Jan 14, 2012 at 5:16 PM
    #3
    ROGU3 PR3DATOR

    ROGU3 PR3DATOR Space Shuttle Door Gunner

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Member:
    #41451
    Messages:
    1,046
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jake
    Clearfield Utah
    Vehicle:
    MGM 2011 TRD Off-Road
    Click my Sig Pic for my build thread. Too many to list here.
    Blue tooth OBD II reader and torque app. 20$ on Amazon
     
  4. Jan 14, 2012 at 5:17 PM
    #4
    myname150

    myname150 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Member:
    #39827
    Messages:
    1,351
    Gender:
    Male
    I love my SGII

    but if all you need is codes read, Autozone does em' for free.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2012 at 5:21 PM
    #5
    ouyin2000

    ouyin2000 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Member:
    #44773
    Messages:
    4,500
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Arlington, Virginia
    Vehicle:
    '11 DCSB TRD Sport
    Leer 100XL Canopy, OEM Side steps, TRD Oil Cap, TRD License Plate Cover, WeatherTech Digital Fit Liners, Elite O/R Hitch Shackle, Katzkin Leather Interior, LED Interior Lighting, Foglight Anytime mod, Illuminated 4x4 switch, Grom Audio Aux adapter, Redline Goods leather shift boot console cover and door handle pulls, Sockmonkey bedside decals, Dynolock electric tailgate lock
    You could try search feature.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2012 at 5:30 PM
    #6
    ChamYota

    ChamYota Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Member:
    #59431
    Messages:
    10,964
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cam
    Clemson,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner
    H1 Morimoto projector with XB35 4300K bulbs with Mini-gatling gun shrouds, BHLM. Debadged,OEM roof rack,TW sticker,Sockmonkey Beside decals,265/70/16 Nitto terra grapplers with dick cepek DC'2 wheels,weathertech floor liners(front/back),USA Spec Ipod reader,Scanguage II,Bestop Supertopper and more in the works...
  7. Jan 14, 2012 at 5:42 PM
    #7
    JUJtacoma2010

    JUJtacoma2010 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Member:
    #30703
    Messages:
    328
    Gender:
    Male
    Fresno
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma 2010 Dbl Cab. OFF Road Package
    how about this:
    Equus 3100 Innova CanOBD2 Diagnostic Tool

    Has anyone used this? I see one for $100 at walmart
     
  8. Jan 14, 2012 at 6:36 PM
    #8
    ouyin2000

    ouyin2000 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Member:
    #44773
    Messages:
    4,500
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Arlington, Virginia
    Vehicle:
    '11 DCSB TRD Sport
    Leer 100XL Canopy, OEM Side steps, TRD Oil Cap, TRD License Plate Cover, WeatherTech Digital Fit Liners, Elite O/R Hitch Shackle, Katzkin Leather Interior, LED Interior Lighting, Foglight Anytime mod, Illuminated 4x4 switch, Grom Audio Aux adapter, Redline Goods leather shift boot console cover and door handle pulls, Sockmonkey bedside decals, Dynolock electric tailgate lock
    Ultra gauge is cheaper and does more.
     
  9. Jan 14, 2012 at 6:40 PM
    #9
    yellowrubiu

    yellowrubiu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Member:
    #69678
    Messages:
    254
    Gender:
    Male
    Empire State
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCSB 4x4 SR5
    x2... you'll only need the Torque app if you have a Droid phone and want to use it on that, which is nice, otherwise it comes with software you can run on a laptop. Search on Amazon for ELM 327
     
  10. Jan 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM
    #10
    MartyMcfly

    MartyMcfly Time Traveler

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Member:
    #49960
    Messages:
    987
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    ROB
    Crapwater Floriduh
    Vehicle:
    15' 4runner Limited 4wd
    see Build page for details.
    I love TW.

    I was looking around for a OBD2 software tool. Took me 3 seconds to find the info I needed!

    Looks like this is the one to get though:

    Search Amazon for: soliport ELM 327

    Apparently it has more features than just the ELM 327 and costs about $1 more.



     
  11. Feb 1, 2012 at 10:25 AM
    #11
    JUJtacoma2010

    JUJtacoma2010 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Member:
    #30703
    Messages:
    328
    Gender:
    Male
    Fresno
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma 2010 Dbl Cab. OFF Road Package
    Has any one used this? I see this on sale at Autozone for $49.99 and thinking about buying one. Is this any good?
     
  12. Feb 1, 2012 at 10:28 AM
    #12
    neonlazer

    neonlazer Mechanically Goofy

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Member:
    #65333
    Messages:
    2,559
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeffrey
    Lafayette, LA
    Vehicle:
    '12 DCSB 4x4 SR5
    Got the 327 a few weeks ago..lovin it :D
     
  13. Feb 1, 2012 at 1:30 PM
    #13
    skiracer0112

    skiracer0112 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2011
    Member:
    #56690
    Messages:
    131
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bryan
    Breckenridge, CO
    Vehicle:
    '11 Silver Double Cab 6-speed TRD OR
    I have an older actron, similar to this newer model.
    http://www.actron.com/product_detail.php?pid=16362
    Its a great reader and can be bought on sale fairly often. I still carry it even though I now have a scangauge in case I need to pull a code on someone else's vehicle or want more detail than the scangauge offers.

    I got as a half joke christmas present from my family because I always had the check engine light on in my old truck even though it was a faulty O2 sensor reading that never went away even with both changed.
     
To Top