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Any cheap Bluetooth one should work with android to read codes and live data.

iPhones need the wifi ones they are still cheap compared to the tactrix

tactrix can program the ecu as well.

 

i got mine from jaycar at a high price just as I couldn't find my USB one and it was Sunday with check light on.

 

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If you're ok with spending about $300 on a scan tool, you can get a small Launch one from AliExpress.

I would highly recommend Launch, as that's what the shop I was working at used 99% of the time for scanning cars.

If you want live data etc, I'm guessing you'll need to spend more (or less).

But if you just want to read codes, and clear them, and want a good tool for that, Launch.

 

If you're wanting to scan Euro stuff with a Launch tool though, good luck. My experience was like 50% success.

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Well the jaycar one works fine on 08 sti and android which is $69. the Ali express version is cheaper.

The software has to work with the car and adaptor as well its a three part combo deal.

 

for $300 you'd better get the tactrix one.

those costly Chinese ones are mostly the low tech skill all in one versions for workshops where learning and playing around is a waste of time and money. 

 

the older pre 98 cars are not obd2 from memory so need different adapters for obd1. 

 

F*** I just realized I now have an iPhone and have to do all this S*** again...

 

@08 sti harry where are you based?

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3 hours ago, Gripless said:

Well the jaycar one works fine on 08 sti and android which is $69. the Ali express version is cheaper.

The software has to work with the car and adaptor as well its a three part combo deal.

 

for $300 you'd better get the tactrix one.

those costly Chinese ones are mostly the low tech skill all in one versions for workshops where learning and playing around is a waste of time and money. 

 

the older pre 98 cars are not obd2 from memory so need different adapters for obd1. 

 

F*** I just realized I now have an iPhone and have to do all this S*** again...

 

@08 sti harry where are you based?

I'm based in chch I'm gonna start with a cheap ali express one If that doesnt work the btssm seems to have pretty good reviews 

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