The time has come to own a code reader for home diagnostics. So what’s a good one for the home garage troubleshooter?
Are you able to view data from the roof door module?I bought this one and love it. It does Advanced Diagnostics on most everything. It uses your phone or tablet and stays updated via internet updates.
BlueDriver LSB2 Bluetooth Pro OBDII Scan Tool for iPhone & Android
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So where would one find something like that, and could some old hot rodder figure out how to use it?Are you able to view data from the roof door module?
Does it provide functional tests, example can you use the scanner to turn on cooling fans or raising and lowering window or roof on the SSR?
These would be some of the desired features beyond reading codes.
My hope was that some of the members that have purchased these would respond with what it could do and could not do based on the questions i posted. I am spoiled with the access i have with scan tools through the college so i cannot answer this question.So where would one find something like that, and could some old hot rodder figure out how to use it?
Here's the nickel version of what could be a half-hour discussion on Tech 2 scanners. I've owned and used a Tech 2 for several years.Back to the original question, since the ability to not only read codes but command different operations is essential to diagnose some problems, it sounds like a Tech 2 is the only solution. So the questions we need answered from those that know how to use them is: What is a reasonable price to pay for a used GM unit , would the Chinese version for around $350 be acceptable , and what accessories do you need with one for our SSR's ?? FYI - I see used GM ones for around $1000 on eBay. So what do you think expert users ?
If that Jag happens to have any Lucas components on it, from my experience years ago with British bikes...........no surprises you are showing some "codes".
They are just like any other tool, most of us didn't start out with the Full Roll around Snap On box full of tools we started with something hand me down or what fit our budget and move up from there.Well I bought a cheap no name entry level code reader, something to start out with.....the BlueDriver one looks very interesting, that may be next......thanks for the advice!