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Author Topic: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2  (Read 7550 times)

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What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« on: August 07, 2014, 06:07:28 AM »
Is there a good scan tool that can do the same functions as a Tech 2 but not for the same price. 
« Last Edit: August 09, 2014, 06:46:09 AM by DeepBlueGXP »

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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014, 11:02:47 AM »
There are two tools available at various price levels:
1: DDMDaveTool
2: DeepBlueGXPTool
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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 11:06:48 AM »
There are two tools available at various price levels:
1: DDMDaveTool
2: DeepBlueGXPTool
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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 11:11:37 AM »
Tools make the best friends. All my friends have the best tools.
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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2014, 11:34:18 AM »
Can I? Should I? :lol:
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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 12:27:02 PM »
Joe, what do you consider a fair price? You'd have to do some research to their functionality but there are Tech2 scanners out there for around $300. Likely knockoffs but they might do what you are looking to do.
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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2014, 01:11:52 PM »
Kelu are you referring to Joe's Critterism?
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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2014, 03:28:17 PM »
Kelu are you referring to Joe's Critterism?
Yeap :D started to enjoy this  >:)
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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2014, 05:34:56 PM »
Only the blessed can Critterism with ease.  The rest of you want-to-bees can only moan, complain, and point out the what you think is an error.  When the truth is it is a well planed error.

Way to go Joe.  Keep the minions guessing.  Now answer the man's question or don't post :censor: es
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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2014, 05:41:43 PM »
Now answer the man's question or don't post :censor: es
says the 11k posts ...  :lol:

Guys, help me out here to fill in the blanks, what is the word being worse than a :censor::lol:
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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2014, 07:37:43 PM »
Only the blessed can Critterism with ease.  The rest of you want-to-bees can only moan, complain, and point out the what you think is an error.  When the truth is it is a well planed error.

"well planed error"?   I love me some extra-smooth errors!
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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2014, 08:55:33 PM »
Guys, help me out here to fill in the blanks, what is the word being worse than a :censor::lol:

You looking for :censor: ?

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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2014, 12:20:44 AM »
Reed might be the wrong person to hook you up there Kelu.
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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2014, 03:39:46 PM »
I don't know if it has all of the functionality but i have been using the Torque App on my droid phone for about 3 years.  It can read all of the OBD2 codes plus it provides gauges and real time performance data.  For the price, you can't beat it. 

http://torque-bhp.com/wiki/Main_Page

I think I paid $5 for the app when I bought it and I had to get a bluetooth OBD2 scanner from Ebay for about $25 at the time. Now they are going for under $10. There is a trial version of the app available. 

Nice thing is that you can set up multiple profiles.  I have a profile for each one of my cars.
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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2014, 06:01:18 PM »
The guys at SAABcentral.com seem to think (and have some info on reliable sellers of) Chineese knock-off units work and are completely functional if you don't mind jumping through some extra hoops to get things set up.

Those units tend to run $250-$400 with all the doodads you need to hook it to a Sol/Sky.
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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2014, 06:49:12 AM »
The guys at SAABcentral.com seem to think (and have some info on reliable sellers of) Chineese knock-off units work and are completely functional if you don't mind jumping through some extra hoops to get things set up.

Those units tend to run $250-$400 with all the doodads you need to hook it to a Sol/Sky.
do you have a link you could pm me?  I have a P2188 code I'm be dealing with for several months and I need to be able to dig down to find the route cause.  I don't trust any dealers around here.

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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2014, 05:05:47 PM »
Hey!  Tech2 party at DBG's house!
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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2014, 05:26:08 PM »
may get one next month

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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2014, 12:37:10 AM »
I wonder if these fake Tech IIs can program new remotes into the security system? A one time buy would sure beat paying my local dealer 65 to do it each time!
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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2014, 05:56:36 AM »
In reading the other forum, the clone works the same

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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2014, 09:58:01 AM »
You need a Tech ll to program a Saab remote. If I remember correctly it was something like $200 for Saab remote and programming.
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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2014, 03:00:22 PM »
Oh, I am SO looking forward to hearing more about the Tech2.    :tool:
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Re: What is a good scan tool simular to Tech 2
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2014, 05:11:33 PM »
So what are you trying to say Wartie?
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