Where do I plug in OBD scanner?
Plug your car code reader into the diagnostic link connector under the dash (engine off). Then start the vehicle and follow the auto code reading procedure in the instruction manual. Nothing can knock your day off track faster than a “Check Engine” light popping up on your dash.
What OBD scanner should I buy?
The top 5 most recommended OBD scanners available to buy – from the cheap to the expensive…
- Autel AutoLink AL319 OBDII Diagnostic Code Scanner and Reader Tool.
- Ancel AD310 Classic Enhanced Universal OBDII Scanner.
- Foxwell NT201 Automatic Diagnotisc OBDII Scan Tool.
How accurate are OBD scanners?
OBD2 scanners are accurate but you must know what the codes are telling you because they are numerous. I take my car into the local independent car shop and let him do the diagnostic with the OBD2 to tell what the car problem is.
Are Autozone code readers accurate?
Autozone’s free diagnostic check is not extremely reliable. What they refer to as a “diagnostic check” is just having a code scanner hooked up to the vehicle’s computer. The scanner reads through and finds out what error codes the computer system has registered.
How do I read my OBD scanner?
- How to read OBD codes: Preparation.
- Step 1: Plug the OBD scanner into the OBD port.
- Step 2: Turn on the ignition.
- Step 3: Enter the Vehicle Identification Number.
- Step 4: Find OBD codes in the menu.
- Step 5: Interpret the first character of the OBD code.
- Step 6: Interpret the second character of the OBD code.
How can I read my car code without a scan tool?
Flip your car’s ignition on and off a couple of times without cranking the engine and finish with the key in the on position. Your car will then check for any saved trouble codes. All the lights on the dash should light up until one remains on—usually the “service engine” light.