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View Poll Results: Which one is the best?
AUTOXRAY EZ-SCAN AX6000 plus. 0 0%
Actron CP9190 Trilingual Elite AutoScanner Pro. 1 20.00%
INNOVA® 3140 Scan Tool CanOBD2&1® Kit. 1 20.00%
Mac Tools Perceptor ET1005A. 3 60.00%
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:35 AM
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Lightbulb Please help me to choose the best scanner

I made a research and found the best scanners available that cover most of cars including MB. In this poll I posted four types of scanner. Please vote for the best known one.

Here are the links respectively:


1. AUTOXRAY EZ-SCAN AX6000 plus.
http://www.autoxray.com/product_detail.php?pid=94

2. Actron CP9190 Trilingual Elite AutoScanner Pro.
http://www.actron.com/product_detail.php?pid=16317

3. INNOVA® 3140 Scan Tool CanOBD2&1® Kit.
http://www.iequus.com/product_info.php?product_id=3140&category_id=1_10_7

4. Mac Tools Perceptor ET1005A.
http://www.mactools.com/Mac/Mac+Products/Catalog/Electronics/Scan+Tools
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mac-Tools-Perceptor-Plus-OBD-I-II-ScanTool-ET1005A_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ43989QQihZ018QQitemZ280172930816QQtcZphoto#ebayphotohosting
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:03 PM
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I got a 95 S500 coupe. Will any or all of these scanner work for me?
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:03 PM
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I got a 95 S500 coupe. Will any or all of these scanner work for me?
All will work but you need to have a Mercedes 38 pin to OBD2 adapter.
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380SE 1984 <------- Totaled by flipping accident
300SE 1988 <------- Sold
Volvo S70 2000 <---- 4 family
Opel Omega 2002 <-- 4 family
560SEC 1989 <------ Sold
560SEL 1990 <------ Sold
560SEL 1991 <------ 4 my mother
560SEL 1989 <------ Sold
600SEL 1992 <------ Current


http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZkhazenzcc
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:26 AM
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Not even a single vote?
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380SE 1984 <------- Totaled by flipping accident
300SE 1988 <------- Sold
Volvo S70 2000 <---- 4 family
Opel Omega 2002 <-- 4 family
560SEC 1989 <------ Sold
560SEL 1990 <------ Sold
560SEL 1991 <------ 4 my mother
560SEL 1989 <------ Sold
600SEL 1992 <------ Current


http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZkhazenzcc
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:48 AM
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I will wait for weekend to see the results
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380SE 1984 <------- Totaled by flipping accident
300SE 1988 <------- Sold
Volvo S70 2000 <---- 4 family
Opel Omega 2002 <-- 4 family
560SEC 1989 <------ Sold
560SEL 1990 <------ Sold
560SEL 1991 <------ 4 my mother
560SEL 1989 <------ Sold
600SEL 1992 <------ Current


http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZkhazenzcc
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:50 AM
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ZCC, for yourself or like a shop? My brother has a very basic autoxray, and he likes it.
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For my '95 E320 I made one from an LED, a push button, three banana plugs and a plastic box. But you have to know how to count the flashes. I understand that some mechanics have a problem with that. My cousin could count to ten using his fingers; and when he took his shoes off, he could count to 22. That is, until he had the operation: They removed the extra toes because his shoes didn't fit. It also made that he could now only count to twenty.
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:19 PM
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ZCC, for yourself or like a shop? My brother has a very basic autoxray, and he likes it.
It's for a shop to work on, but I'm going to use it
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380SE 1984 <------- Totaled by flipping accident
300SE 1988 <------- Sold
Volvo S70 2000 <---- 4 family
Opel Omega 2002 <-- 4 family
560SEC 1989 <------ Sold
560SEL 1990 <------ Sold
560SEL 1991 <------ 4 my mother
560SEL 1989 <------ Sold
600SEL 1992 <------ Current


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I have the " Actron " and like it.
Used to have an " INNOVA ", but like the Actron a lot better.
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:19 PM
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What do these scanners cost, roughly?
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:56 PM
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Paid about $ 150.00 for my Actron.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:08 PM
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So, is one like yours not able to read all of the MB codes?
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:28 PM
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This is the one I have:
http://www.actron.com/product_detail.php?pid=16309
It will read " Generic " codes, i.e. engine/emissions related items.
To retrieve Manufacturer-specific codes ( every little detail re. body,abs,transmission, etc ), you would have to spend thousands of dollars.
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:52 PM
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This is the one I have:
http://www.actron.com/product_detail.php?pid=16309
It will read " Generic " codes, i.e. engine/emissions related items.
To retrieve Manufacturer-specific codes ( every little detail re. body,abs,transmission, etc ), you would have to spend thousands of dollars.
Thank you so much. This kind of information I was looking for years. Many many thanks
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380SE 1984 <------- Totaled by flipping accident
300SE 1988 <------- Sold
Volvo S70 2000 <---- 4 family
Opel Omega 2002 <-- 4 family
560SEC 1989 <------ Sold
560SEL 1990 <------ Sold
560SEL 1991 <------ 4 my mother
560SEL 1989 <------ Sold
600SEL 1992 <------ Current


http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZkhazenzcc
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:54 PM
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Just what do you want the scanner to do? I have an AutoXray but that is just for generic OBDII codes. If you want to scan codes for the transmission, body, interior systems, climate control, abs, airbag etc. you need something more advanced like the Assenmacher (now Programma) Retriever or Baum but those are going start at around $2,000.
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