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Old 05-16-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
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I want to get a scanner for my car but I would prefer the one that plugs into a laptop because the laptop version would have more information I would suspect. Any links or info please?

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google Autotap
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I also have autotap and am very happy with it.

Some have actron scanners..however can't use their laptop and record data to my knowledge.
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I too have an autotap and am very happy with it.

I do believe that the newer ($$$) Actron scanner has a computer interface along with it to download data files, but I don't like it nearly as much as the HIGHLY customizable interface (dashboard) in Autotap.
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Do the Autotap use USB or is it a serial to usb adaptor? Well then again I guess it would have to be cause the OBDI and OBDII ports are serial?
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There is a USB available.

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Yeah, I have the USB model and I absolutely love it. Works great (after a bit of tweaking).

One thing you won't get with an autotap is compatibility to anything but OBD2 and newer...
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Do the Autotap use USB or is it a serial to usb adaptor? Well then again I guess it would have to be cause the OBDI and OBDII ports are serial?
autotap can be bought in either form. their website can tell you more.
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