Consensus of Best GM OBD-2 Scanner to Date - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-20-2006, 02:25 PM   #1
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Luke1027 is on a distinguished road
Default Consensus of Best GM OBD-2 Scanner to Date

Can I get a Consensus on the Best GM OBD-2 Scanner to Date
based on those using them for personnel use ... and cost less
then $250.00.

I have checked out this thread:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ht=code+reader
and am leaning towards the LS1M Palm Scanner for
my 1996 and 1998 Bonneville SE.

Words of advise would be great before I buy.

Thanks,

Pete W.
Luke1027 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2006, 03:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 367
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BonnevillesSince62 is on a distinguished road
Default

Although not necessarily related to your question, I'll stay on topic: If you just need to read and reset codes, it'* hard to beat the Harbor Freight OBDII reader. I have one, and generally keep it in the glovebox. It'* hard to beat for the price.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=46030
BonnevillesSince62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2006, 06:19 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: San Jacinto, CA
Posts: 155
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
TheEngineer is on a distinguished road
Default

I bought an LS1M for use with my Regal and was pleasantly surprised to find it works just as well with the Bonneville. I have no complaints about it.
TheEngineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2006, 08:16 PM   #4
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Luke1027 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BonnevillesSince62
... If you just need to read and reset codes, ...It'* hard to beat for the price.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=46030
Thanks for the link ... I really am looking just to read and clear the code when I get an "engine light" on singal. I really like the price on this baby.
Luke1027 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2006, 09:16 AM   #5
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

If just looking to scan and clear codes only, there is an Actron you can get for about $100
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2006, 09:22 AM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: South Bend, IN (hometown) Indianapolis,IN (college)
Posts: 1,598
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ELMACHOGERACHO is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
If just looking to scan and clear codes only, there is an Actron you can get for about $100
thats what i got, and it works great.
ELMACHOGERACHO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2006, 09:24 AM   #7
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

I was having issues and tend to over buy.

I went out of the price range for the topic starter...but love my Autotap.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2006, 09:29 AM   #8
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default

Talk abou overbuying. AutoXray EZ-Scan 5000 About $400

A couple of other members have stopped by to use it, but the only thing it'* told me is "Hey dumass, you forgot o lpuf in your IAT"

But I still love it!
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2006, 10:44 AM   #9
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 367
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BonnevillesSince62 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
If just looking to scan and clear codes only, there is an Actron you can get for about $100
The Harbor Freight is half that.
BonnevillesSince62 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
best obd 1.5 scanner? kparrent 1992-1999 3 11-16-2011 01:30 PM
Lowering a 2000, whats the consensus? Caddy springs? fieroX 2000-2005 11 11-26-2008 11:15 AM
PC based OBD-II scanner zuluhead Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 7 09-12-2005 01:39 PM
Best OBD II Scanner for money travisd 2000-2005 7 01-20-2005 06:30 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:28 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.