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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 06, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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What's a good code reader to buy?

I've been looking at the INNOVA 3110 Code Reader, does anyone have any recomendations?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 06, 05:04 PM
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Re: What's a good code reader to buy?

How does $32 grab ya? I bought a code reader at Harbor Freight for that amount. You plug it in (directly or with a 8" dongle) and it displays codes on 4 7-segment LEDs. It will cycle through the codes 4 times, if you wait until the 4th display it will clear all error codes. If you disconnect it before the fourth set, the codes will remain set.

It's cheap it's easy and it comes with a generic OBD-II reader code table. (OBDII is what we're talking about aren't we?) It just won't do anything other but read and set codes, but usually the $149 readers won't either.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 06, 08:03 PM
 
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I got that beat. A bent over paperclip. Jump terminal A to terminal B on the diagnostic link, turn key to on position but don't start car. The check engine light will flash a code 1-2, 3 times indicating it's in testing mode then count the flashes after that. If it continues to flash 1-2, no codes are ready to read.
Paper clip costs about 2 cents.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 06, 11:22 AM
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Re: What's a good code reader to buy?

The OP didn't give us a clear hint on what kind of code reader he was after. The paper clip works great on pre-OBDII GM systems, but don't try it on an OBD-II system.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 06, 06:20 PM
 
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Re: What's a good code reader to buy?

I didn't know that. Thanks for that info
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