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Old 02-01-2008, 09:27 PM
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1999 500SL want to buy code reader

can anyone recommend a site i can visit or just tell me what OBDll code reader i should buy? make and model?I have never used one before but I live 100 miles from the nearest mercedes dealer. so i would like to be able to read my own codes and be able to re-set warning lights. I've restored classic cars for thirty years but this computer stuff is new to me!! any advice would be appreciated. THANKS GUYS!!!!!

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Old 02-01-2008, 09:42 PM
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What do you want to be able to read. The only thing that will work properly is the mercedes Star Diagnostic's machne.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:06 PM
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all depende how much you want to spend 100 - 200 or 5000 -6000
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:54 PM
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I'm going to make the assumption that you don't want to spend thousands. What you want is a top of the line, state of the art, upgradeable consumer level scanner. You can't really go wrong with either:
Actron -
or Equus/Innova -
both of which are available on Ebay and elsewhere for significantly less than list price.
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:38 PM
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I basically want to be able to turn off my warning lights. everytime i disconnect the battery it seems to turn on two or three warning lights including engine check light. THANKS

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