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Something not working right?

by Jrgunn5150 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:14 pm

Have you guy's seen this? Apparently it works correctly,

http://www.dhgate.com/product/professio ... 1348682924

They are also available here, http://www.eobd2.net/wholesale/obdii-code-reader/
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by bartonmd » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:22 pm

I got mine from Aliexpress, for like $275 shipped. The one I linked Erik to this weekend is like $257 or something. Neither of them include the plastic case, but a laptop bag works great.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Newly-ar ... 18411_6450

The only thing that doesn't work for me is the software won't install because I'm on Win10, but it wouldn't install on Win7, either. Keep in mind that this product ended production in 2011, and had been being ramped down since before that.

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by Jrgunn5150 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:29 pm

Well that's even better, I was on the fence at 380 lol, 250 is a no brainer though for all the trouble it could save me.
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by bartonmd » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:37 pm

Oh yes! Dad and I got it to do the ABS bleed, but then used it to troubleshoot what could have been an ignition control module or a coil in my Dad's Grand Prix, and ended up being a broken MAP sensor. Gives you individual ABS sensor speeds and all kind of stuff that you can't do with a Scangauge or similar.

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by Jrgunn5150 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:47 pm

Yeah I have to torque app and an Elm327 adapter, but I know it's limited when it comes to troubleshooting things in the CANBUS system, and for instance my ABS light has been on for the traction control since I bought it.
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by bartonmd » Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:21 pm

I've got HPTuners, as well, and there are TONS of things that the Tech2 will let me see and do that even HPT won't.

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by Jrgunn5150 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:01 pm

I used EFI Live to calibrate my speedometer and reduce my Torque Management, btu I know it can't activate all the sensor's and stuf, that's why i didn't pay for the full license.
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by plaen » Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:13 pm

Bah, I just picked one of these up last week, lol, should have waited... But I also work on other cars than just GMs.

http://www.auteltech.com/Automotive%20Diagnostic&%20Analysi/515.jhtml
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by TBYODA » Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:26 am

bartonmd wrote:I got mine from Aliexpress, for like $275 shipped. The one I linked Erik to this weekend is like $257 or something. Neither of them include the plastic case, but a laptop bag works great.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Newly-ar ... 18411_6450

The only thing that doesn't work for me is the software won't install because I'm on Win10, but it wouldn't install on Win7, either. Keep in mind that this product ended production in 2011, and had been being ramped down since before that.

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Mike try this on the software on the win7 PC. Copy the whole disk to a folder and on the setup program right click and pick compatibility mode for Windows XP. BTW if you have XP disks and a older spare laptop you still can get every XP update. I know this because I just restored my old netbook back XP using my factory restore disks and did all the updates. Was messing around with a few Linux distros.
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by bartonmd » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:14 am

I'll try the compatibly mode thing...
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by Jrgunn5150 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:35 am

The links earlier in this post are all dead now, this is the cheapest I've currently found, I just had to look for a friend.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2013-Top ... 426f88f96b
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by Jrgunn5150 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:52 am

Jrgunn5150 wrote:The links earlier in this post are all dead now, this is the cheapest I've currently found, I just had to look for a friend.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2013-Top ... 426f88f96b



And a slightly less sketchy looking one,

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Auto-Dia ... 3c6a7b47ed
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