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    Which OBD2 scanner / code reader

    What is the hotness for tightarses who want to read and clear codes and maybe little else? Wifi to a phone is ok if that's what the cool kids are using

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    Aldi have them pop in sale every few weeks
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    Bluetooth obd2 dongle from ebay with torque pro app, for Android. For iPhone WiFi dongle and NFI what apps will do it.

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    Hmm didn't realise Aldi had them- especially not that often. I should start reading the junk mail I guess.

    A guy I know uses Torque Pro app and seems to rate it

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    What's cheap? Repco sell a Bosch scan tool for $200. Pretty damn good for the price.

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    I do like Bosch stuff. Now I just need to wait for a sale but I fear Ill be waiting until jan now

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    Pretty sure they're $199 all the time, but might be trade only. If you get desperate I can send you one

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    EBay Bluetooth hobbies are under 10 bucks, even if it doesn't work that's worth a shot. I have two and they park fine, too much of a frugalist to pay for torque pro so don't know about clearing DTCs but the free app is pretty good.

    There are a bunch of yumcha standalone units which might be good, they are pretty cheap and worth looking at, no idea which ones are good or shit though.

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    depends on what you want to actually do. A lot of cheap readers won't return all codes. Generic obd ones are usually pretty good, but anything manufacturer specific, usually module based, they often struggle. They usually wont reset anything airbag or brake related either.
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    Forscan is good for Ford cars, also works on some Mazdas.

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    ^^^ me too. Nice customisable gauges as well.
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    My neighbour recently bought a delphi scanner and autocom software (cracked) to suit. Works really well, cleared codes, cycled abs modules etc would recommend.
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