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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, PC based Scan tools in Cadillac SRX Forums; Hello, I am in the market for a PC based Scan tool and was wondering if anyone on this forum ...
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    AllSRX06 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    PC based Scan tools

    Hello,

    I am in the market for a PC based Scan tool and was wondering if anyone on this forum could provide opinions on the following:

    1. Autotap
    2. ScanXL ELM
    3. Auto Enginuity's Scan tool

    Thanks

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    robhersch is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    Re: PC based Scan tools

    If you do not find a PC based unit, I would suggest checking out a "Linear Logic Scanguage" made in Mesa, AZ.(www.scanguage.com / 888-831-2845). It combines the scan-tool-code-reader/ digital-guage-readout/ trip-computer. It is CAN capable as well as OBD II, and it is stand alone (w/o a computer) for probably less $$ than a PC based unit. I find that it provides me with a great deal of diagnostic data, provides ability to reset trouble codes, but it is not a replacement for the GM dealer programming & test station.
    Hope you find this helpful, and Good Luck!!

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    intravino is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: PC based Scan tools

    I use Carplugs.com ELMScan5 usb PC based scan tool.

    It is very simple to use and now they an upgraded version with better software.
    It is CAN compatible and very stable.

    http://www.carplugs.com/obd2usb.html


    Ciao,

    Intravino

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