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Topic # 160405 5-Jan-2015 20:38
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anyone in Auckland central that has an ODB II scanner that can access and clear codes on a Jeep Grand Cherokee 2004 model?




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  Reply # 1208791 5-Jan-2015 20:58
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I have a bluetooth one that I use via my surface & Android that you're welcome to try. No idea if it will work with your Jeep but it does clear the codes on my 04 Holden

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  Reply # 1208801 5-Jan-2015 21:26
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to tag on the post- where can i buy one that will work for late model subaru

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  Reply # 1208804 5-Jan-2015 21:30
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I got one of these that arrived a few days ago

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2014-Super-Mini-ELM327-Bluetooth-ELM327-OBD2-OBD-ii-CAN-BUS-Diagnostic-Car-Scanner-Tool-Switch/1703952521.html

They're going to work in pretty much all cars from 2000+ onwards with the odd exception.





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joker97: to tag on the post- where can i buy one that will work for late model subaru


Supercheap sell them but at a HUGE markup from what they can be sourced for online.
http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/online-store/products/Actron-Auto-Scanner-U-Scan-Smartphone-OBD2.aspx?pid=353086#Recommendations

IIRC I paid $12 for my bluetooth one, $7ish for a OBDII to USB and $25 for a dedicated scan tool simlar to this one
http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/online-store/products/Actron-Auto-Scanner-OBD2-CAN-Scan-Tool.aspx?pid=340602#Recommendations

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  Reply # 1208816 5-Jan-2015 21:47
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sbiddle: I got one of these that arrived a few days ago

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2014-Super-Mini-ELM327-Bluetooth-ELM327-OBD2-OBD-ii-CAN-BUS-Diagnostic-Car-Scanner-Tool-Switch/1703952521.html

They're going to work in pretty much all cars from 2000+ onwards with the odd exception.






Would a laptop talk to one of those?




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  Reply # 1208818 5-Jan-2015 21:48
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joker97: to tag on the post- where can i buy one that will work for late model subaru


Supercheap sell them but at a HUGE markup from what they can be sourced for online.
http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/online-store/products/Actron-Auto-Scanner-U-Scan-Smartphone-OBD2.aspx?pid=353086#Recommendations

IIRC I paid $12 for my bluetooth one, $7ish for a OBDII to USB and $25 for a dedicated scan tool simlar to this one
http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/online-store/products/Actron-Auto-Scanner-OBD2-CAN-Scan-Tool.aspx?pid=340602#Recommendations


Yeah o borrowed their one in the weekend. Seems similar to what you can get off eBay for $60usd. $250 what a rip.




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sbiddle: I got one of these that arrived a few days ago

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2014-Super-Mini-ELM327-Bluetooth-ELM327-OBD2-OBD-ii-CAN-BUS-Diagnostic-Car-Scanner-Tool-Switch/1703952521.html

They're going to work in pretty much all cars from 2000+ onwards with the odd exception.






Would a laptop talk to one of those?



Yep as long as you have software to read the obd data they'll connect up to a laptop



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  Reply # 1208876 5-Jan-2015 23:36
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Andib: I have a bluetooth one that I use via my surface & Android that you're welcome to try. No idea if it will work with your Jeep but it does clear the codes on my 04 Holden


yeah, i'd be keen to try it out... where are you based?

They do ask a lot over here (supercheap, jaycar, trademe) for the stuff you can get for peanuts on ebay.  didnt want to buy, wait for arrival, then find out it didnt work. 




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  Reply # 1208923 6-Jan-2015 07:54
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should I get a tool scanner or one that connects to the laptop? (I don't have software for the Subaru)

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  Reply # 1208955 6-Jan-2015 09:18
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I have a bluetooth one - works with Torque Pro - you are welcome to try.

Work in CBD or live out West.



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  Reply # 1208964 6-Jan-2015 09:31
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I have a colleague who has one in his car right now, we are in Britomart.

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  Reply # 1208965 6-Jan-2015 09:32
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I got my Nissan Consult from http://www.stahlcar.nz/ after the one I ordered from AliExpress never turned up.  They aren't as cheap as AliExpress but are cheaper than supercheap, and have a decent range of ODB2 tools if you need something quicker.   http://www.stahlcar.nz/diagnostic-tools/obd2-tools




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  Reply # 1208969 6-Jan-2015 09:38
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Andib: I have a bluetooth one that I use via my surface & Android that you're welcome to try. No idea if it will work with your Jeep but it does clear the codes on my 04 Holden


yeah, i'd be keen to try it out... where are you based?

They do ask a lot over here (supercheap, jaycar, trademe) for the stuff you can get for peanuts on ebay.  didnt want to buy, wait for arrival, then find out it didnt work. 


I work in the CBD (I'm here until 7 most weekdays) otherwise I live in ellerslie. 

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  Reply # 1209014 6-Jan-2015 10:23
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Do these tools allow you to stop a code coming back?

I have a code that keeps coming up on my car - I have talked to people and done online research and the thing it pops up for is inconsequential to the running of the car (it is called a swirl control valve, and makes no difference to the running of the engine). I want to stop that code popping up without ripping the engine to bits and finding the valve. I can clear the code, but usually after a few days it comes back (engine light comes on).

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