I own a OBDII scanner tool. This has been
replaced with the newer 3140. What I like about my OBDII
scanner is that it does OBD I vehicles from 1984 to 1996.
OBDII scanner also scans vehicles that have OBD II 1996 to
present. This gives you a lot of coverage and usability.
The OBDII scanner is a very complete kit
that comes with all of the cables and connectors you need. The
OBDII scanner is capable of being up dated by connecting
it to your computer and downloading the update files from the
Does a OBDII scanner go with
all obdii software?
I read some reviews on Amazon's website, that this function
works very well. My OBDII scanner does not have this
function. I also read some auto scanner reviews on this unit
that people were having trouble scanning certain OBD I
One of the vehicles mentioned was a 1987 Chrysler conquest
TSI. This is an oddball vehicle that is a blend of Chrysler and
Mitsubishi technology. I mention this because I want you to
understand that you will be able to scan most vehicles with
this OBDII scanner. You may find a few older vehicles
that it will not scan.
How to choose the right obdii
I prefer to hold an OBDII scanner in my hand. But coworkers
and friends have purchased the OBDII scanner
unit that turns your personal laptop computer into an OBDII
I have used the OBDII scanner and I am very
impressed with the functions this unit is capable of. It
performs all of the functions just as well as the
above-mentioned 9180 scan tool.
Conclusion - obdii
If you have a laptop this may be a good economical solution
for you. I am also impressed with the very complete kit
including all of the usb cables and diagnostic connectors plus
a CD with software and instructions on how to get the most out
of the OBDII scanner unit.
Scanning your car with a laptop gives you the advantage of a
large easy to read color display. If this is a tool that
interest you, click on the link to the right and read the auto
scanner reviews from actual users on the Amazon website.
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Come back to explore all the auto repair information available
on how to use these OBDII scanner tools to fix check
I have an update on the OBDII scanner tool
mentioned above. My shop purchased one and I installed it. I
also scanned the first vehicle. See How it went on my auto
scanner reviews page for the Bluetooth automotive laptop
The most effective way to repair a check engine light is to
use a OBDII
scanner in conjunction with a service manual. I put
together a video that shows you how to use my favorite brand
of OBDII scanners .