What do you think is the best OBD2 code reader?


Discuss: Which obd2 code reader are you using? and what is the best 2019 obd2 scanner?


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Actron CP9690 or CP9680:

First, get a Actron CP9690 or CP9680 can eliminate most codes. A Vantage checks EVERYTHING but it’s VERY expensive! We’re talking $10,000! Code-connect diagnoses codes. You can’t expect a general scanner to do the work of a dealer scanner. The CP9680 or CP9690 has a large screen and is well-lit!


Autel AL539B:

Autel AL539B is the best under 100



Launch Creader:

I bought the Launch creader and am really happy with its simple and quick performance Highly recommended as low cost scan tool

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They look very, very similar. The distinctive feature of the Foxwell is recording data for playback later, which could be useful for an intermittent fault you can’t always reproduce when diagnosing problems.


Ancel AD310:

My Ancel AD310 has worked on every US compliant OBD 2 protocol capable vehicle 1996 and later that Ive tried. Its like $35 USD on Amazon. 1999 Volvo S80 2.9 I6, 1996 GMC Yukon GT 5.7 Vortec V8, 2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8 V6, 2005 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3 Turbo, 2006 Saab 9-3 Sportcombi 2.0T B207R, 2004 Volvo S40 2.4i I5, 2009 BMW 128i 3.0 I6, 2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R H6, 2007 BMW Z4 3.0 Si I6, 2015 BMW F Gen 328xi 2.0 Turbo I4, 2016 Volvo S60 T5 AWD 2.5 I5. And I think thats all this scanner has seen. Live data readout is quick and accurate, as well as precise. Optional change between metric and imperial measurements. It is very inexpensive, but almost truly universal.


FORScan and ELM327 adapter:

I’ll stick to my free FORScan and ELM327 adapter.


Actron CP9680:

A Actron CP9680 works on OBDII. It’s well-lit! The screen is large. It reads live, record, graphing, transmission codes, oxygen sensor codes, emissions readiness test, ABS, SRS, and MORE! It has code-connect to diagnose codes. It uses 4 aaa batteries under the rear cover. EBAY has it. A Snap on scanner tests OBDI and OBDII. Get the primary and troubleshooter cartridges. Get the adaptor. Get the battery pak and cable. Get the manuals. It uses a 9volt square battery under the cover on the left. OBDII uses personality keys for the OBDII adaptor. K2A is for Ford. K13 is for G.M. EBAY has it.


Torque and ELM327 adapter:

Tried all Bluetooth adapters with Torque, and it’s a good app for basic scanning or if you’re interested in finding community-developed plugins. You can sometimes find a plugin for Torque that will give you access to vehicle-specific stuff, but it’s not plug-and-play like Bluedriver. The Carista adapter is probably the best buy in ELM327 adapters, but Torque works well with every adapter we tried.



I own the blue driver and can say it’s worth the money


BlueDriver and Carista:

I kept both the BlueDriver and the Carista adapter to have around. I’m comfortable tweaking app settings and things like virtual dashboards are more valuable to me than simplicity. If I were a pro mechanic I’d want something more complete, but BlueDriver covers all the systems I need to see and the Carista adapter works with all the other apps I want to use.



I’ve owned my Bluedriver device for a couple years now, and it’s saved me a couple thousand dollars in that time..Love it!

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Bluetooth scanner:

I have yet to find a Bluetooth scanner out of the 3 I have tried that will work on Toyota or Subaru myself all the ones I trade are off the shelf ones that you can get from auto parts stores except for one I ordered off of uobdii.com it did not connect up to my Subaru at all I did not have I toiled at the time and it absolutely will loved my roommates 2004 Explorer sport trac.