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Bosch OBD 1150

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22 Feb 2021 08:13 #46967 by CLS1989
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Anyone have any experience with this code reader? I'm looking for a basic code reader for DIY work. I need to keep it under $100. This one is on sale for $79.99. It also reads ABS codes. Is this a good reader at this price point? Is there a better option?

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22 Feb 2021 08:20 #46968 by Tutti57
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In the $100 price range I would also take a look at the Autel AL619 which does SRS and ABS, or for another $15 the ML629 which adds transmission.



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22 Feb 2021 09:06 #46969 by Matt T
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CLS1989 wrote: Is there a better option?


Bluetooth dongle may be the better option. Much more capable on generic powertrain. Some will do a heck of a lot more than that, but that does depend on what makes, and model years, you're dealing with.

FWIW coverage beyond generic powertrain is also going to be vehicle specific with enhanced code readers. If you an overview of what makes and model year ranges you're dealing with that'll help to give you a better answer.

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22 Feb 2021 09:19 #46970 by CLS1989
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2015 Ford Fusion and 2012 Kia Soul

I was looking at getting one of these bluetooth code readers.

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OBDLink MX+

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22 Feb 2021 10:04 #46971 by Matt T
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With a Ford in the mix the MX+ is the way to go. The app it comes with has decent Ford enhanced DTC and PID coverage. And when you need to dig deeper it'll run Forscan which has similar capability to the dealer scan tool.

The MX+ app also has enhanced DTCs for Hyundai/Kia but I haven't tried it on one. If it's like the GM enhanced it'll scan all modules it can access. There may also be other ELM327 apps that'll give better coverage which will work with the MX+. IIRC the bluedriver only works with it's own app and only does generic OBD-II.

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23 Feb 2021 12:15 - 24 Feb 2021 16:07 #46991 by Andy.MacFadyen
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If you only want to cover 2 vehicles look at the Autel AP200 or ThinkDiag phone dongles

For Fords OBD-link will work with Forscan software which runs on Windows 10
very very powerful ---- so if you use it be very careful
I would also back the Autel ML629 at lot of bang for your buck.

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