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    cheap code reader

    found this on ebay, do you think this would be any good

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    I haven't used that particular model but mine cost about the same and was fine for reading and clearing codes.

    Mine is bright orange!

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    i have a scanguage on the way and am coming to the meet at southend this saturday if you wanted to plug it in and see if their is any faults?
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    I have a Gendan EOBD Faultcode Reader and cannot fault it.... Bought it as soon as I bought my SRI-T for the purpose of Fault Reading..... Faultcode Readers are a handy piece of kit to posses, saves having to do the pedal test....
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    U380 or U480 (canbus) - do a search on ebay and youll find some cheap as chips ones

    id get the U480 as its only a few quid more and works on CANBUS models

    had one myself but gave it away

    EDIT: Only works on OBDII models so this is 2000+ Petrol models ... unsure about Dervs tho - some do some dont from experience

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    hey Geordie, wondering if you could help me? my dads just bought the u480, he has an 1997 omega and i have an astra mk4 1998 and as we search for the codes, it does the protocol search process and then comes up with linking error again and again, after looking at the pins the tool needs, it looks like it isnt compatible for my plug on the on the car? do you know anything about it?
    hope you can help and sorry for highjacking and bringin an old post up :/
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    oh, as of further reading, i have now realised that it isnt obd 2!
    nervermind, sorry
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    yeah - OBD1 models are hard to come by (cheap code readers that is)

    its either the good old paperclip test which is very good or its a laptop based programme such as op-com that is required - altho this is a pirated/cracked version sold on ebay - its quite popular on here but one not for the faint hearted!!! one false move and press the wrong button and wave bye bye to your ECU!

    These are marketed as working on OBD1 models but havent use one personally.

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    is their anybody in the north east that you know of that can check and erase codes? done the paperclip test and replaced the part and still says the same, anywhere good for getting it hooked up to a computer diognostic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matty2583 View Post
    is their anybody in the north east that you know of that can check and erase codes? done the paperclip test and replaced the part and still says the same, anywhere good for getting it hooked up to a computer diognostic?
    yeah - cartec based on the Vroom retail park - tyne tunnel trading estate (north side)

    independent Vauxhall place and they only charge £20 for a tech2 - maybe less if its just a quick hook up/erase jobbie

    crackin set of lads and they'll sort you out no worries

    http://www.vroomnewcastle.co.uk/page/cartec.cfm


    out of curiosity - which part keeps coming up as faulty? was it a genuine unit u replaced it with?

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