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Old 04-05-2012, 04:33 AM   #1
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Default are there any good code reader for toyota?

recently,i want to fix my old toyota rav4.it bought in2005.the engine got some problems.
i want to use some tool that can read the fault code from the car. dose someone use it?
how about the autocom cdp? any other code reader to recommend?Any information will be gratefully received.Thanks.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:56 AM   #2
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If you don't need real time sensor data and just want to be able to read and clear codes on any vehicles 1996 or newer, this one can't be beat: http://www.amazon.com/Autel-MaxiScan...3623356&sr=8-1
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:58 AM   #3
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Scan guage II its around 140 dollars it will do more than you think it will.....def worth the money everybody here runs one
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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Scan guage II its around 140 dollars it will do more than you think it will.....def worth the money everybody here runs one
I don't have one. I use an Actron scan tool.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:32 PM   #5
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I dont have one either but theres a lot of people here who do
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:24 PM   #6
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I had an Actron and liked it. It got wet and broke though. I'm looking at the scanguage 2 or Ultraguage. I wanna see the parameters as I drive w/o having to hold it or squint to read it.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:11 PM   #7
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bought a USB OBDII adapter with software for about $75. The thing is awesome. real time monitoring, graphical parameter views, virtual gages, reads codes, even does mock emissions testing. pretty slick package. just google it.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:02 PM   #8
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Another option for real time readouts is buying a bluetooth OBDII adapter and pairing it with your smart phone using the app "Torque". It is pretty slick, the adapter can be had for ~$30 and the app has both free and paid versions
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:20 AM   #9
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I have a similar set up for my iPhone. It's called BlueDriver made by a company named Lemur. Works great for my runner. Gives me way more information than I know what to do with. Shows you all CEL codes including pending codes. The app is free and gives you all the basic data and the hardware you can pick up for about $35.
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I bought an ELM 327 and run Torque on my droid, cost 11 bucks for the read and the app is free.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:45 PM   #11
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I was just going to post about this! It's called "My Mechanic" by Garmin- it works with the GPS OR a Droid phone.

I have a new GPs (smashed the old screen oops). Shows diagnostic codes (I haven't had any yet, so I don't know how useful).

But in fantastic geeky fashion, there is a full set of alternate gauges like intake air temp, throttle position, timing advance, mass air flow oz/s, and others that can show up live on the screen while you drive. COOL!




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Another option for real time readouts is buying a bluetooth OBDII adapter and pairing it with your smart phone using the app "Torque". It is pretty slick, the adapter can be had for ~$30 and the app has both free and paid versions
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Torque is a great app. Shows all kinds of sensor data like intake temp, real coolant temp, voltage, open/closed loop, MPG, fuel flow rate, horsepower....Oh, and it can scan and erase codes too

I had to try out two bluetooth adaptors though, the first was a POS, and the ebay seller in china stiffed me on the return . The second one although made in china (what isn't?), I bought from a USA seller off Amazon, and its been working great. And shipping did not take 3 weeks either....

Apparently a very large percentage of these adaptors are bad out of the bag.

For what it's worth, the blue and yellow one was bad and the all blue one worked.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:23 AM   #13
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What is the best hand held reader/scanner to purchase for reasonable money. Some have the Actron...which model...What about any of the Innova's.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #14
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There is a gb going on for ultragauge on tw. 46 bucks with great reviews. Just fyi
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