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      11-19-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Is this scanner any good?

IS this ELM327 scanner any good?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Super-Mini-E...babcfe&vxp=mtr
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      11-20-2012, 09:04 AM   #2
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Need to use it for any future problems i might have like diagnostics, error codes, resetting error codes & Coding.
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      11-20-2012, 11:46 AM   #3
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Yup. works well
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      11-20-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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Nope that's the knock off version that doesn't work.

Someone put together a really good youtube video showing the differences. Here I found it:




In order to work and pair with your cell phone and the Torque app

The key is if you like that style and shape (among all the other ones available). The non-knock off the one that really works looks exactly the same but has no cuts in the housing.


Here is the good one see no notches by the clip:




and here is the bad one with the notch out by clip (personally I would have thought this would be the better one just from looks lol)


Link to the proper good one on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/ELM327-Bluetoo...c+Scanner+Tool


There are a whole bunch of the knock-off version on ebay but if you look hard you can find the good one I just bought a few weeks ago
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      11-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #5
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From Elm Electronics Products

"Please note:

There is no ELM327 v1.4a, or v1.5, or v1.5a !

Some clone makers have introduced what they call a 'v1.4a', or
a 'v1.5', or a 'v1.5a' but Elm Electronics has never made one. "

So buyer beware!
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      11-21-2012, 04:17 AM   #6
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Amazon link shows a V1.5 - so according to above post, it's a fake too...
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      11-21-2012, 09:30 AM   #7
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good stuff. good to know members are looking out for scams.
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I was thinking of foaming that hole as well.
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      11-21-2012, 04:22 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by 1QuikWS6 View Post
Amazon link shows a V1.5 - so according to above post, it's a fake too...
lol... good point.... but it does work....lol

so its a working knockoff version.... that just uses the elm name

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