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      03-14-2013, 06:31 AM   #1
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diagnostic cable / software

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is anybody using the diagnostic obd code reader / software like this one on ebay item 200905835663 ?

are they good / easy to use?

i suppose at that price its worth a try ?

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      03-14-2013, 07:16 AM   #2
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I'm using in for fault codes and reset. It took me a week to install it. But it works. If you using windows 7 64 bit is even harder to install it. I tried on 64 with no luck. Then on 32 bit (my old laptop) no problem.
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      06-16-2013, 09:52 PM   #3
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yeah i bought some from http://www.diyobd2.fr
and you can search there
it is a good web for obd2
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      06-18-2013, 07:40 AM   #4
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Yes - I have used a similar cable together with the INPA and DIS software to read the technical codes to help me diagnose my ABS/DSC faults.

I used INPA for the brake bleeding process after the ABS/DSC unit was rebuilt.

I also used the DIS software to read the DPF back-pressures which gave me the comfort that, despite the car having covered 142,000 miles and showing a remaining life of 14,000 miles for the DPF, the DPF is hardly clogged and actually good for another 120,000 miles or so.

I also discovered a fault code indicating that the fogging sensor had failed in the module located around the rear view mirror. I traced this back to when my windscreen was replaced by Autoglass. I called them and they asked me to pop in and they replaced the fogging sensor without question. These cost around 60.00.

I spent many hours setting up the software (I downloaded from various sources) and building a number of VMs which now do the job. Having a spare laptop is handy - as well as an interest in IT.

I guess I have made some decent use of it as well. Just be careful it doesn't take over your life - I have a code showing that one of the glow-plugs has failed and I keep thinking about replacing it - but the car starts perfectly no matter what the outside temp.

I am also showing a fault with the "Additional Water Pump" but the heating works fine - especially since I replaced the thermostats.

You can end up being a slave to the technology if you are not careful.
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      06-19-2013, 04:20 AM   #5
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thanks TMarshall

i didn't ever buy the cable / software

i think i would find it very frustrating without some tuition !

regards kathy
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      06-19-2013, 06:06 AM   #6
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Expect an influx of pms from all sort of members on this forum who will be willing to give you tuition.
All the best!
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