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Old 04-17-2002, 01:46 PM
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OBDII scanner that works w/laptop

Hey guys, i'm looking for an OBDII scanner that can hook up to a laptop that will read codes from my 1989 300SEL and my 1992 500E. Anyone own one or suggest one? Preferably under $200, if one under $200 exists...if anyone knows of one please let me know. Links, all of that would be helpful. I've seen one online called Carsoft, but i can't find a pricing on it anywhere. Anyone know the price or any others? Thanks!
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Old 04-17-2002, 04:12 PM
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Your cars are not OBII.
You can get the codes with a $5 led/sw. flash tool.
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Old 04-17-2002, 04:45 PM
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Positive they're not OBDII? B/c Carsoft tested with 88 300SEL. So I assumed my 89 300SEL would be OBDII. Where do i get this $5 led/sw flash tool then?
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Old 04-17-2002, 04:53 PM
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Do a search on this Forum.
The plans and instructions are here somewhere.\ in the archives.

If you can't find them , get back to me later......
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Old 04-17-2002, 06:25 PM
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Yup, only cars 96 and newer have OBDII, except for the 95 C280, 95 E320, & 95 S320, with M104 motors.
2006 E350 w/ 155k miles (Daily Driver)

1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
2003 E500 Brilliant Silver (Had 217k miles when totalled!)
1989 300E with 289,000 miles (had for <1 yr while in HI)
03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
2000 C230k Sport sedans
2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
1995 C280 My First Mercedes-Benz... (155k miles. EXCEPTIONAL AUTOMOBILE. Was Very hard to let go of!)
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Old 04-17-2002, 07:05 PM
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Besides your car not being obd2 , that carsoft software is one of the worst on mercedes, they work ok on BMW but I can get more with a test light than that software can provide. You can also pull codes with your test light it doesnt have to be an led light.
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