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    Tech2 code readers?

    Reading a few posts around here and was wondering how much i can pick one of these code readers up for?

    Is it like the diagnostics kit? just a scaled version? i understand it will throw up the errors and i can clear them? And they are around 50 quid? Anyone point me in the direction of a decent reliable one please?

    Reason i was one is because i had my car on the daignostics kit today at college after the ECU/Emissions light popping up and it threw up 3 faults, dead locking, Crank sensor and the 3rd i dont remember, but i cleared them all. Now just wanting one as would be handy, especially if it comes back.

    Cheers all.

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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/OBD-II-ELM327-...QQcmdZViewItem
    Thats the code reader i have its a ELM 327. Got it from that ebay seller. Works well, works with canbus too (havn't tried it with canbus yet)

    I use digimoto software, you can get a free version from their website but i paid about £10 for digimoto version 5 with is good as it has a 1/4 mile timer as well as reading all temp sensors, o2 sensors etc as well as reading error codes and reseting them.

    obd2 type readers will only check the engine ECU so to reset Airbag lights you would need a expensive reader (£340) or a proper tech2 (£3000)
    SMIC, miltek catback, precat, Thorney remap 242.7 bhp 281lb/ft torque

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    Is this any good. Would work on mk4 astra's?

    http://www.talktomycar.co.uk/product...ders/mj003.htm

    Thanks.

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    Yeah that would work but it only give u the error code and you can reset the eml light.

    Using one like i posted above will allow you to connect it to your laptop and do loads more that just check fault codes and turn thr eml off.
    Unless you don't have a laptop then that one would be good for you.

    Don't forget the scanguage that can be mounted in your dash for reading different sensors and resetting the eml.
    http://www.scangauge.com/
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    I'm looking for one too because it would be handy, but it needs to work with a pre 2001 mk4 astra (199 as I've been told the ebay ones only work on cars made after 2001.

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=143651
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