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eBay recommendations for OBD2 scanner

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Brettly-2008, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. Brettly-2008

    Brettly-2008 Active Member

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    As title suggests, I want to buy a cheap scanner. Not fussed whether it's an all-in-one unit with a screen or one that works wirelessly through a device/app, just want one that works great and easy to use.

    Cheers!
     
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    Tonner Matt Well-Known Member

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    I've found the cheap scanners are very limited in what they are capable of
    Some of them that mates have bought haven't even been able to communicate with their vehicles

    Plenty of members are using the Envyous Customs diagnostic software and are happy with it

    I know you wanted something cheap, but I'll go off track here momentarily....
    I've got a MaxiDiag Elite MD802 made by Autel
    It covers a massive variety of vehicle, not just Commodores
    I reckon it's a great scan tool, it does everything I want and has communicated with every vehicle it's been plugged into so far
    It'll set you back around $400 direct from Autel, but it's worth every cent in my book

    Link to the Autel Website
    http://www.autel.com.au/products/scan-tool/maxidiag-elite-md802/

    You can also find them for sale on Ebay cheaper than the Autel website....
    But beware of imitations, I've heard stories about some of them being loaded with Chevrolet software and not Holden software
     
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    x2 great product, easy to use and gives you more than just the ability to read and clear codes. EC's program allows you to easily read engine and trans data allowing you to diagnose issues that codes do not pick up on. If you get a EC package buy it from his site as you will get a better deal. I bought mine off eBay and had to buy the good EC's software separately, had I known the former I would have purchased off his site direct.
     
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    I got the Autometer OBD2 w/DashLink
     
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    I got the elcheapo blue one off eBay. Works in my ve Calais. Just found a free app that worked on App Store.
     
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    Thanks gents.
     
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    Please let us know what you get mate
     
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    I tried the el cheapo Bluetooth elm327 off eBay but they don’t work with iPhones even if the advert says they do. Tried a wifi unit from alltech, because it’s wifi seems to work fine with iPhone, laptop etc I use autodoctor app. Basic but good enough for reading codes and reset check engine lights etc. also let’s you see the freeze frame data from when the Check engine light is set. Delivered in 3 business days.
    http://www.alltech.com.au/en/vehicl...i-car-engine-diagnostic-code-reader-scan.html
     
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    Also don’t plug the unit in while the ignition is on. Always always turn the car off, plug it in, then turn on ignition. Plugging in while the ignition is on or car is running can do very bad things.
     
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    Running a cheap eBay ELM327, bluetoothed to an old ipod, with the app Car Scanner. Pretty damn good.
     
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    gonna buy this one give it a try on my ve 2007 hope it works
     
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    ancel AD610 elite... cheap as chips and does all abs and srs airbag diagnosis too... even tells you which abs sensor is toast...
     
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    link?
     
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