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New code reader

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by unplugged, Jan 13, 2007.

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  1. unplugged

    unplugged New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    An moderate price code reader from CarMD (Winner CES innovations award)
    Get it for $90 at : http://www.carmd.com/
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  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    Wow, that's pretty cool.
  3. 84fiero123

    84fiero123 New Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    AH but will it clear the codes?

    It doesn't say in the add.
  4. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

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

    TrailLeadr New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Nice price, but I'm guessing that it's just an, "FYI Tool" It won't let you reset codes, just gather info.
  6. unplugged

    unplugged New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    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.
  7. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    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.
  8. LOW_07

    LOW_07 New Member

    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. :)
  9. unplugged

    unplugged New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    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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