New code reader

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

  1. unplugged

    unplugged Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 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 The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

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

    84fiero123 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    AH but will it clear the codes?

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

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 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 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 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 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 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 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 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 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 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 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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