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Old 05-28-2003, 08:06 PM
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Interested in buying a scanner

In the last couple of months I have become more and more comforatable working on my car (the AMG badge was scaring me away). I am now considering purchasing a scanner for the car. While the car does have ODBII, my mechanic told me that the car is not really an ODBII car and in order to diagnose the majority of the problems you have to have the older mercedes scanner (looks like a 4 x 6 x 1 inch black box with a 1 inch fitting for the link up and a bunch of pin receptors on the top. Is this true? If so where can I get one of the these scanners for a good price?

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Old 05-29-2003, 06:01 PM
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38 views and no replies? Oh well. I did a search for more info, but I have not been able to find much to answer my question.

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Old 05-29-2003, 06:26 PM
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It depends how deep you wish to view things. Probably the best real deal would be to buy a Snap-On MT-2500 scanner on ebay and then buy the MB module new. It hasn't been out long so it probably would be hard to find the module used. The 2500 cost near $4000 new but there were billions of them sold (or at least a lot by any scanner standard). I think the MB module is about 500 new.

This would give one a very competent tool for most of that car and most of all models through the 2000. Fault codes, actual values including graphing capabilities, activations, and some adaptations.

I think one could do this for about a grand. The other tools to look for on ebay would be a Baum CS200 and the AST Retriever. I doubt you could get one for as little as the Snap-on. There are always Snap-On scanners on ebay.
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Old 05-29-2003, 06:35 PM
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Three pages of MT2500 stuff on ebay including a MB module: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2417094370&category=43989

I was a little surprized at the prices they were getting for whole sets. I still think an older one without a bunch of other stuff will be had for near 500. The module is less than $50 right now. I wouldn't think it would go for more than a few hundred.
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