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post #1 of 12 Old 01-28-2013, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Recomend an OBD II scanner

I'm in the market for a quality OBD II scanner.

I would like to have the ability to clear codes as well.

What do you guys recommend?

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post #2 of 12 Old 01-28-2013, 08:04 AM
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I'm using Torque Pro for Android along with the Kiwi Bluetooth adapter. There are cheaper ones but the Kiwi was supposed to be great. We bought two just to avoid any hassles. The nice part about having it on my phone is the ability to check what's going on at any moment (assuming the Bluetooth adapter is plugged in). Also, being that it's an Android app, it gets updated often with new features. This app is available for iPhone as well.

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im useing the cheap harbor freight one it pulls codes and clears them and thats about it. i payed 35 bucks for it with one of their Discount coupons.

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Yea, I'll need to take a look around. I'm getting the dreaded P0153 code (06 TJ 4.0).

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post #6 of 12 Old 01-30-2013, 01:38 PM
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Any interest in a ScanGauge? They pull codes too but do so much more.

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I use the Harbor Freight one too, it was about $80. Basically the mid range of the ones they have. I have used it on my TJ, a Toyota, and a few buddies have borrowed it for other vehicles. Works great, reads and clears codes. You can spend a lot more and get the same results. fficeffice" />>>
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$100 is too much for that bluetooth dongle. Jeebus Cripes!

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$100 is too much for that bluetooth dongle. Jeebus Cripes!
I got this adapter http://www.amazon.com/Soliport-Bluet...d+ii+bluetooth

and if you have an android phone download an app called torque. they have a free version and and one that is $5.

I love mine, it can do everything my dads $200 scanner can do plus more for a total of $20
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$100 is too much for that bluetooth dongle. Jeebus Cripes!
Yeah that's quite high. I think we got both of ours when they were $70. While that's still high, it's cheaper than a nice scanner and being that it wasn't a cheap knockoff, I was sure it would work.

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That's neat. Assuming it works well, that could be handy depending on where the OBDII port is located. The dongle I bought has a long cord between the plug and the end. While it's nice being able to route the wire where ever you want it, at times I think it would be more handy being able to plug in the short dongle and not worry about the cord.


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I paid 10-11 shipped for a generic bluetooth OBDII off of ebay, torque is free for the basic. Pulls and clears codes plus a bunch of other stuff. $6 for the 'pro' version that does a bunch more. Works well.

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