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Old 06-11-2008   #1
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I have a fiat punto 2005 and am looking for a code reader/scantool
I have come across some at doityourselfdiagnostics

choosing one is beyond me , could someone tell me which if any will work with my car ? what are other people using ?

Any help is much appreciated as i don't know anything about the subject really and im feel like im

i would have posted a link but im not allowed
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Re: Code reader

LOL.... sorry mate...missed this thread!!

Ok well your car is OBDII compatible. So most OBDII scanners should work. I say should as it can be a bit hit a miss with some of the cheaper ones, as although OBDII is a standard, there are a few different protocols that OBDII uses.

It also depends what sort of diagnosis you want to do. I would recommend one which is CAN compatible, as lots of other functions on your car use the CAN network and often its helpful to be able to trace faults on this too.

For standard, basic EOBD fault codes, then an OBDII fault code reader will do.

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Thanks for the help guys
strangely enough some (most) here on FF do work during the day!
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If you have a laptop then I would get an elm 327 that supports all OBDII protocols.
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I all ways use Snap on Diagnostic tool but now there a new top one by Snap on VERUS
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