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 Post subject: Scan tool suggestions?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:45 am 
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Hi Guys,

just wanted to see if anyone on here has recommendations for a scan tool for checking error codes on their New Swift. Being my first time owning one (2009 Sport) I've no idea and I've got a check engine light that likes to come on sometimes and not others so I'd like to try and find where the issue might be when the error pops its head up.

I'm open to whatever suggestions people have tried on their that works well and I will take it from there.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:03 pm 
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just a Code Reader or a Scan Tool?
All-in-one or bluetooth to phone etc?
Budget?

I personally have never needed one, but I would more than likely get a Wifi/Bluetooth version that I can read off my phone/laptop.
I suppose it is an intermittent CEL? Usually O2 sensor...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:05 pm 
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This one looks cool :D

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/OBD2-OBDII- ... Sw4-hZrhfd

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:37 pm 
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Just a code reader that I can check the error codes and clear them.. figured I needed a scan tool... but this is all new to me... far more complicated than throw a 10Amp fuse in the error slot lol.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:11 pm 
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You will just need a basic code reader tool. Just check that it will clear the codes also. You can get some different models with different features, just depends on how much information you want to see.

Look for a plugin unit that will send the data to your phone/tablet etc as that will most likely be the best bang4buck solution and you can also use it to display other information.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:34 pm 
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Great thanks man.

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im using easydiag 2.0 OBD2 and it working fine with me
it's a scan tool
can read all the data available from the ecu and it read codes and clear them
Software is free but to install the brand of you car you will need to pay for it. ( APP : easydiag )
work with android .


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I bought myself a little foxwell NT644 pro for work and its been great. Does more than just OBD2 and cost around the 900 mark. It probably does more than you need. Foxwell have heaps of different level scanners for different applications. Been pretty happy with mine so it might be worth a look at the NT301.
Not employed by foxwell, just impressed with their product compared to many other cheap scanners i have used in the past. Mine came with lifetime free updates too.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:25 pm 
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Thanks man, sounds a fair but more than I need but definitely a good tip.
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