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Decent SCAN TOOL for cheap?

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er34er34 wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 7:58 pm
If it doesn't check BDSM, it's ain't a decent monitor.
(BDSM = blinker diagnostic sensing monitor)

Pays for itself in a single trip to the stealership to fill up blinker fluid.
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billford wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 11:35 pm
Which dozen features?
For vehicles that did not come equipped with; we can add GPS and enable autostart.
We can enable police interceptor features such as secure idle and "dark car" mode.
Hidden Lincoln features such as opening and closing of front windows with the keyfob.

Those are just some of the things from the top of my head.

If you visit some of the specific Ford vehicle websites and check out the Forscan support section, you'll see a great deal of what's available to owners.
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vkizzle wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 9:55 am
Only accessable with an OBD readers than can access both hs-can and ms-can.
Yes you are right, not the junk from eBay and Aliexpress.

With a reader without SWCAN and MSCAN, you cannot do much anymore if your car is newer the 2009. GM runs the ABS on SWCAN.

I saved myself almost $ 1000 with my Airbag problem code, the dealer was saying it was the airbag, I found out it was the clock spring. All with the OBDLink MX Bluetooth and ForScan.
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intravino wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 9:58 am
Yes you are right, not the junk from eBay and Aliexpress.
Clones can also work, if you add a switch; but may lose connection during a programming session and can cause all sorts of headaches.
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vkizzle wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 10:01 am
Clones can also work, if you add a switch; but may lose connection during a programming session and can cause all sorts of headaches.
Clones are junk.

With the money I saved, my OBDLink MX paid for itself.
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intravino wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 10:03 am
Clones are junk.

With the money I saved, my OBDLink MX paid for itself.
Agreed, the OBDLink MX was woth the inflated price we Canadians have to pay.
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vkizzle wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 10:05 am
Agreed, the OBDLink MX was woth the inflated price we Canadians have to pay.
Yes, but you have to blame Scantool.net for that, not the Canadian dealers or even the small American dealers.

Scantool sells to Amazon at extremely low cost but sells to Mom and Pop's almost at the retail price.
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intravino wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 10:09 am
Yes, but you have to blame Scantool.net for that, not the Canadian dealers or even the small American dealers.

Scantool sells to Amazon at extremely low cost but sells to Mom and Pop's almost at the retail price.
What do you know, now it's on sale at Amazon.ca for $103.82
https://www.amazon.ca/ScanTool-426101-O ... B006NZTZLQ

Might pick up another once :)
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OP still looking for the tool?

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dredd2099 wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 8:59 am
my cheapo elm327 and torque pro finally failed me
says it cant do mode $06 with the odyssey

any recommended ones for a honda?
honda HDS
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CoolDudeClan wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 9:41 am
Got one of those elm eBay ones for literally $6 and it works great. Paired with torque pro I can read and clear codes no problem.
Elm charges $15 just for the chip in bulk, so it shouldn’t be surprising if a $6 buy-it-now-bargain doesn’t use a genuine chip.
https://www.elmelectronics.com/ic/elm327/
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