Recommendations on OBD code reader

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  • #108858
    coastliner
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    Hi

    I will just put this out there for recommendations. I could do with a code reader for diagnosing faults that would be suitable for my RS and our Mini Cooper 2016. Seen a few advertised relatively low cost and others like snap on costing a kings ransom. Just looking for something easy to use and affordable that will work on a wide variety of cars. Thanks in advance.



    Coastliner

    #108861
    RS77
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    I think the rule of thumb with modern diagnostic readers is that the more cars they cover, the less specific they are at giving detailed fault info. So I doubt you will find one that will cover both BMW/Minis and Fords to the level of detail you require.

    Someone with more knowledge will be along soon to correct me or confirm what I’m saying.

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    coastliner
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    @rs77

    Thank you, I can see your logic, my knowledge is not comprehensive in this field but I know there are many on here who can point me in whatever direction is suitable. It may not be possible to buy what I want but thought I would get some feedback on here.



    Coastliner

    #108899

    grethch
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    I got this one. The wifi edition with the torque pro app:

    Vgate iCar3 Wifi OBDII Auto Code Reader

    Price £13 at aliexpress.com

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    coastliner
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    @grethch

    That sounds cheap was expecting to pay around £100. Thanks will take a look.



    Coastliner

    #109529

    _Focus_RS_
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    OBD Link MX Bluetooth

    You are looking for this one, it’s not a Cheap China Clone and less expensive like Licensed Adapters.

    Also you will have a Community behind where you will get Support if you are in trouble with, also Firmware Updates.

    Check the Comparison, but be aware, there are just two which came in question.

    If you wanna use an non Android Phone (always less settings avaiable than at your computer), you will need the OBD Link MX+

    Don’t buy the OBD Link MX WiFi, its nice but not that stable and common by other Software to get a connection.

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    #109563
    coastliner
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    _Focus_RS_

    Thank you for your input will do some reading up.



    Coastliner

    #115361

    eu4n
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    Another vote for the OBDLink MX+

    Works with apps on both iOS and Android as well as FORScan on my Laptop.

    More expensive than some of the clones, I’ve had a few, but it works reliably and can access MS-CAN.

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