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Old 02-28-2010, 09:32 PM   #1
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Hunting up a new code scanner for the new GXP. The last one I had was somewhat aged, and didn't much like cars after the late 90'*.
Any recommendation on a good scanner that will pull all the codes? Anything extra I should need for a GXP that other scanners wouldn't do?
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if you want to be able to pull all the codes then you would need something like a Tech2
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if you want to be able to pull all the codes then you would need something like a Tech2
Well, all the codes i could reasonably pull without getting a Tech2

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I like those too, but I got a new Actron CP9180 for $115 on Ebay... but I haven't tried mine yet.
http://www.actron.com/product_detail.php?pid=16318
I think it is the lowest one that comes with a USB cable for upgrades.
I'm pretty sure it will still only do engine codes. (No chassis, brakes, etc)
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Do you own a laptop? If so, screw the portable scanners and get one from Scantool.net. These things will let you do more than just pull codes and clear the light.
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