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OBD2 Code Reader #5422623 05/06/20 12:22 PM
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Has anyone used the Hyper Tough HT309 code reader that cost around $20? If so, what did you think?


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Re: OBD2 Code Reader [Re: TheLawnRanger] #5422629 05/06/20 12:29 PM
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I hope it's better quality than the cheap hyper tough oil catch pan I bought that cracked the first time I went to use in and sent 5qts of oil out all over the driveway.

Re: OBD2 Code Reader [Re: TheLawnRanger] #5422650 05/06/20 12:49 PM
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Most people who want an inexpensive code reader get a bluetooth OBDII connector and use Torque on the smartphone.

If you have a Ford then there is a great one for a PC & phone, FORSCAN.

Then there are the handheld ones for $100 to $250. And the bidirectional ones are more $$.


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Re: OBD2 Code Reader [Re: TheLawnRanger] #5422658 05/06/20 12:55 PM
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I have a bluetooth one and use a few different phone apps and I also have this one. https://www.amazon.com/ANCEL-AD310-Enhanced-Universal-Diagnostic/dp/B01G5EA74I/

Both are fine and do the trick. Don't expect ABS functionality or anything bi-directional.

Don't overthink it, just get a $20-30 one for starters and if you want a really good one later on, get it.

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Re: OBD2 Code Reader [Re: TheLawnRanger] #5422666 05/06/20 01:08 PM
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It looks similar if not identical to an old Autel model I got a few years ago but was DOA, so I returned it for a refund and just got another OBDII bluetooth ELM327 clone dongle instead.

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Re: OBD2 Code Reader [Re: TheLawnRanger] #5422931 05/06/20 07:18 PM
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I'm not sure why you'd get that instead of the BAFX, been in use a long time and over 15k reviews on Amazon. Yes, 15,000+.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NLQAHS

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