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    An moderate price code reader from CarMD (Winner CES innovations award)
    Get it for $90 at : http://www.carmd.com/
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    Wow, that's pretty cool.

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    AH but will it clear the codes?

    It doesn't say in the add.

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    In their rotating ad, they have a blurb that say, "Keep your mechanic honest" with a shifty looking mechanic looking up at you.

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    Nice price, but I'm guessing that it's just an, "FYI Tool" It won't let you reset codes, just gather info.
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    From the CarMD website:
    Q: Can I use CarMD to turn off my “CHECK ENGINE” light?
    A: No. It is not recommended for drivers to turn off their vehicle’s “CHECK ENGINE” light until the pending or current problem has been identified and repairs confirmed. If you are a confident do-it-yourselfer or have confirmed that the “CHECK ENGINE” light is illuminated because of a loose gas gap and wish to turn it off, we recommend purchasing a product called an OBD2 code reader or scan tool from your local auto supply store.


    Yes that missing feature would probably make it a no sale for me. My code reader allows erasing the codes. I suppose you could disconnect the battery and clear the codes that way if you wanted to get the online support from CarMD.

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    Still not a bad little unit, if all you're doing is trying to stay ahead of the game before your mechanic feeds you a line of crap. I think I would consider buying it, if I didn't do my own repairs.

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    Might as well the new Superchips programmer. Comes with code reader and a bunch of other logging abilities. And gives you more horsepower and torque. and better gas mileage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOW_07
    Might as well the new Superchips programmer. Comes with code reader and a bunch of other logging abilities. And gives you more horsepower and torque. and better gas mileage.
    Yes, the Superchips unit offers more features but for $300+. Great if you've modified your truck/car, but the $99 units are better for diagnostic only uses.

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