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Best OBD scanner tool under $200

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Hey all,

I'm looking at getting a scanning tool for home use. Nothing fancy, but something that can read codes and help point me in the direction of an issue in my Ranger.

I came across the Bluedriver today and I dig it's Bluetooth compatibility with my iPhone. Anyone out there using this tool or anything else they like that wont break the bank? :headbang:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00652G4TS/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=obdadvisor-iphone-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00652G4TS&linkId=4e7dd34d773b10d0ae20cf90b007436c
 


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If you're just trying to see codes, you can get away with less than $30.
 

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Bluetooth/WiFi adaptor (depends on your phone) with dash command app.
 

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I use this:



In conjunction with the TorquePro app on my phone. $5.99 shipped for the OBD2 module, and the app is free. Of course, it was so good, I paid for the no ads version and a couple extra features.


However, it does NOT address Battery Maintenance Servicing BMS, Safety Restraint Services SRS, Antilock Braking System SRS, and Tranmission Diagnostic Codes DTC.

I have no experience or recommendations in that respect if you are looking for a scanner that does that as well though.

Pete
 

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If you are only going to be working on Fords ForScan is the best.

If you are going to work on other brands TorqPro is the best.
 

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I use this:



In conjunction with the TorquePro app on my phone. $5.99 shipped for the OBD2 module, and the app is free. Of course, it was so good, I paid for the no ads version and a couple extra features.


However, it does NOT address Battery Maintenance Servicing BMS, Safety Restraint Services SRS, Antilock Braking System SRS, and Tranmission Diagnostic Codes DTC.

I have no experience or recommendations in that respect if you are looking for a scanner that does that as well though.

Pete
This is the one I just purchased as well, $15 with free shipping on ebay, connects to your android phone and I am using the Car Scanner App from the Google Play Store, its free and has a lot of data both live as well as reads codes, etc. Seems to work fine, I don't have anything very new, works with my 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee...totally useless in vehicles without OBD2 of course LOL.
 

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