Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
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.
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI