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what obd ?
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has anybody ever used any of them obd tools seen ones on ebay looking for some advice
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I use DiagBox on my laptop for diagnosis and settings (used Lexia previously). Also have the Torque app on my Galaxy S4 connected to the obd via a bluetooth dongle for use when driving. Both work a treat.
2010 Berlingo Multispace HDi 110 with FAP.  Persamos green.

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I bought one for my 2003 MkII Multispace, but it didn't work with it. Tool worked on mate's Focus. OBD II only became standard on diesels I think in 2004, so before that you take your chance. Also at best, these cheap tools are only likely you give you a fault code that you will have to look up on the net. The Lexia tool (and software) is more comprehensive and is needed IMO when looking for wiring faults like those that cause airbag lights to come on.
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(08-10-2013, 07:40 PM)Modmytop Wrote:  I bought one for my 2003 MkII Multispace, but it didn't work with it. Tool worked on mate's Focus. OBD II only became standard on diesels I think in 2004, so before that you take your chance. Also at best, these cheap tools are only likely you give you a fault code that you will have to look up on the net. The Lexia tool (and software) is more comprehensive and is needed IMO when looking for wiring faults like those that cause airbag lights to come on.
Just lent ebay OBD tool to guy at work to try on his 55 plate Picasso. He did get error codes, but couldn't find info to tell him what they mean. Ended up putting it into garage with Lexia diagnostics. It said EGR valve fault.
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(10-10-2013, 08:33 PM)Modmytop Wrote:  
(08-10-2013, 07:40 PM)Modmytop Wrote:  I bought one for my 2003 MkII Multispace, but it didn't work with it. Tool worked on mate's Focus. OBD II only became standard on diesels I think in 2004, so before that you take your chance. Also at best, these cheap tools are only likely you give you a fault code that you will have to look up on the net. The Lexia tool (and software) is more comprehensive and is needed IMO when looking for wiring faults like those that cause airbag lights to come on.
Just lent ebay OBD tool to guy at work to try on his 55 plate Picasso. He did get error codes, but couldn't find info to tell him what they mean. Ended up putting it into garage with Lexia diagnostics. It said EGR valve fault.

Confusedtudy: CODES: http://www.datsc.com/tabid/123/Diagnosti...fault.aspx
Note: To clear any logged faults with my Elm OBD on my van I need the ignition on but not have the engine running.
Confusedtudy: MK2 1.6HDi 75 short van '600' M59
'07, 80k
DV6B Engine
BE4-5L manual gearbox
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thinking of getting lexia 3 anybody used it before
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I use it more days than not!
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#8
is it any use somebody told me you need to get an ob2 and 3
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