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Car Engine Diagnostics Reader £13.49 + £4.99 delivered @ Easylife group

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Posted 3rd Jan

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Save money by finding out what's wrong with your engine before you go to the garage

Simply plug into your car's diagnostic socket

Able to pin-point a whole range ofengine management problems

Small enough to fit in the glove box

Lack of power...lumpy idling...overheating... Whatever's causing the problem, this remarkable Car Diagnostic Reader will tell you at a glance.

Simply plug it into your car's diagnostic socket (the handbook should tell you where that is) and read the diagnosis on LCD screen.

Able to pin-point a whole range of engine management problems, read and clear generic and manufacturer specific Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC's) and turn off the engine warning light; support multiple trouble code requests: generic codes, pending codes and manufacturer specific codes; review the emission readiness status of OBD monitors; clear LCD fault display; retrieve VIN (vehicle identification) numbers and reset engine check/warning lights.

Small enough to fit in the glove box, it requires no batteries and comes with comprehensive instructions. Works with all 1996 and newer vehicles that are ODB compliant.

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HerefordCiderApples03/01/2020 21:46

Great way to totally screw up your ECU. Cheap Chinese tat that will tell …Great way to totally screw up your ECU. Cheap Chinese tat that will tell you nothing.


The kind of same cheap Chinese tat deals that you post from gearbest?
Sprintz03/01/2020 22:47

[Image] Will this identify the issue with the amber warning light?????



The amber light is a problem with the flux capacitor. Easy fix mate
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Ice cold, sub £10 for a decenent code reader that will list faults on screen and clear stored and historical codes.
You can get a Bluetooth one for £20 and the app for free, and it works
So hardly cold
will this read jdm cars?
2 second random search ebay.co.uk/itm…361

£8.99 including Postage: FreeEconomy Delivery Dispatched within 1 dayEstimated between Wed. 8 Jan. and Thu. 9 Jan
tasker03/01/2020 21:34

You can get a Bluetooth one for £20 and the app for free, and it worksSo …You can get a Bluetooth one for £20 and the app for free, and it worksSo hardly cold


Bluetooth for under a fiver

ebay.co.uk/itm…292
Edited by: "Harley_Mick" 3rd Jan
Big_Boy03/01/2020 21:37

will this read jdm cars?


If they use obd2 protocol I'd imagine so
Great way to totally screw up your ECU. Cheap Chinese tat that will tell you nothing.
Harley_Mick03/01/2020 21:40

2 second random search …2 second random search https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-Car-Fault-Code-Reader-Engine-Diagnostic-Scanner-Reset-Tool-OBD-CAN-2-BUS-EOBD/123865049361 £8.99 including Postage: Free Economy Delivery Dispatched within 1 dayEstimated between Wed. 8 Jan. and Thu. 9 Jan


for anyone who has no clue how to use these
youtube.com/wat…SPE

Edited by: "Harley_Mick" 3rd Jan
Sorry OP this is expensive, got mine £5 on eBay. Reads and Clears faults no problem.
HerefordCiderApples03/01/2020 21:46

Great way to totally screw up your ECU. Cheap Chinese tat that will tell …Great way to totally screw up your ECU. Cheap Chinese tat that will tell you nothing.


The kind of same cheap Chinese tat deals that you post from gearbest?
I've bought one like this from eurocarparts for a similar price in an emergency. It works really well on my (oldish) vehicles reads and clears codes and is easy to use.

Garages charge upwards of £30 to read and clear faults so anything under that figure is a saving. Bluetooth obd readers on eBay are hit and miss with some users even experiencing corrupted software after using.

Why vote cold?
Each to their own.
TheSonofMufasa03/01/2020 21:49

Sorry OP this is expensive, got mine £5 on eBay. Reads and Clears faults …Sorry OP this is expensive, got mine £5 on eBay. Reads and Clears faults no problem.


Have you got a link to that one?
Nex03/01/2020 21:56

The kind of same cheap Chinese tat deals that you post from gearbest?


Oh no. I've got a stalker
But seriously I have bought these so called readers and none have worked for me, maybe down to the cars I tried it on..
Edited by: "HerefordCiderApples" 3rd Jan
HerefordCiderApples03/01/2020 22:05

Oh no. I've got a stalkerBut seriously I have bought these so called …Oh no. I've got a stalkerBut seriously I have bought these so called readers and none have worked for me, maybe down to the cars I tried it on..


Or you dunno what your doing.
Never had a problem with cheap Bluetooth units from banggood using free ap
HerefordCiderApples03/01/2020 22:05

Oh no. I've got a stalkerBut seriously I have bought these so called …Oh no. I've got a stalkerBut seriously I have bought these so called readers and none have worked for me, maybe down to the cars I tried it on..


I've had a wired one and a bluetooth one and both have worked flawlessly.

What were you trying to plug it into,a Ford Cortina?
HerefordCiderApples03/01/2020 21:46

Great way to totally screw up your ECU. Cheap Chinese tat that will tell …Great way to totally screw up your ECU. Cheap Chinese tat that will tell you nothing.


Please explain how this will screw up your ECU? CANbus does not work this way, at the worse you will short some wires popping a fuse or bringing the bus down for a bit. Maybe a lot of errors that will go away after a few restarts, but any issue with the tool should not effect the ECU as these are tested for.
Edited by: "Nutkin" 3rd Jan
39583146-3pvnj.jpgWill this identify the issue with the amber warning light?????
Nex03/01/2020 22:14

Or you dunno what your doing.


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Biggunspaul03/01/2020 22:32

I've had a wired one and a bluetooth one and both have worked …I've had a wired one and a bluetooth one and both have worked flawlessly.What were you trying to plug it into,a Ford Cortina?


Renaults with electrical problems
Edited by: "HerefordCiderApples" 3rd Jan
Nutkin03/01/2020 22:38

Please explain how this will screw up your ECU? CANbus does not work this …Please explain how this will screw up your ECU? CANbus does not work this way, at the worse you will short some wires popping a fuse or bringing the bus down for a bit. Maybe a lot of errors that will go away after a few restarts, but any issue with the tool should not effect the ECU as these are tested for.


Well if it is officially CE rated you shouldn't have a problem but lots of these Chinese clone ECU readers are not compliant and are a pure waste of money.
Sprintz03/01/2020 22:47

[Image] Will this identify the issue with the amber warning light?????


No you need to top up the oil.
Sprintz03/01/2020 22:47

[Image] Will this identify the issue with the amber warning light?????



The amber light is a problem with the flux capacitor. Easy fix mate
Thanks both so is it a case of topping up oil or flux capacitor?
Sprintz03/01/2020 23:50

Thanks both so is it a case of topping up oil or flux capacitor?


And adjusting the fufu valve
Sprintz03/01/2020 23:50

Thanks both so is it a case of topping up oil or flux capacitor?


Definitely the Flux capacitor mate. Call the garage and they'll adjust it for free.
HerefordCiderApples03/01/2020 22:48

[Image]


Which is made in China... (Office:Room1318-19, 13/F, Hollywood Plaza, 610 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong)
obdprog.com/
Edited by: "Harley_Mick" 4th Jan
Harley_Mick04/01/2020 00:58

Which is made in China... (Office:Room1318-19, 13/F, Hollywood Plaza, 610 N …Which is made in China... (Office:Room1318-19, 13/F, Hollywood Plaza, 610 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong)https://www.obdprog.com/


Possibly but at least it works! Not on my 2019 w213 merc though
Edited by: "HerefordCiderApples" 4th Jan
Harley_Mick04/01/2020 01:14

As far as I'm aware even Snapon OBD II Scan Tools are made in China, …As far as I'm aware even Snapon OBD II Scan Tools are made in China, https://shop.snapon.com/product/OBD-II-Scan-Tools/CarScan-Code-Reader-ABS-SRS%2FModule-Scan%26nbsp%3B(Blue-Point%C2%AE)/EECR5


I think my point was cheap Chinese clones!
Don't want to offend the outlaws
Nutkin03/01/2020 22:38

Please explain how this will screw up your ECU? CANbus does not work this …Please explain how this will screw up your ECU? CANbus does not work this way, at the worse you will short some wires popping a fuse or bringing the bus down for a bit. Maybe a lot of errors that will go away after a few restarts, but any issue with the tool should not effect the ECU as these are tested for.



I have actually seen a cheap bluetooth one, that worked fine on a vauxhall cause a load of errors to appear on a mitsubishi without any short of wires etc.these had to be cleared by another unit.
Suspect canbus uses a single 2 line serial comms so any difference in speed (which from another experience is not covered in the odb spec) could cause the ecu to interpret the signals as errors form sensors etc
CaptainSpaulding04/01/2020 00:47

Definitely the Flux capacitor mate. Call the garage and they'll adjust it …Definitely the Flux capacitor mate. Call the garage and they'll adjust it for free.


cost me £200 to have my flux adjusted,if only I could go back in time,never again
maddogb04/01/2020 09:00

I have actually seen a cheap bluetooth one, that worked fine on a vauxhall …I have actually seen a cheap bluetooth one, that worked fine on a vauxhall cause a load of errors to appear on a mitsubishi without any short of wires etc.these had to be cleared by another unit.Suspect canbus uses a single 2 line serial comms so any difference in speed (which from another experience is not covered in the odb spec) could cause the ecu to interpret the signals as errors form sensors etc


Potential different CAN speeds between the two cars. But it’s still not gonna destroy any of your ECUs. All it will do is create error frames which will overwrite normal frames on the bus which is why you will get errors as the ECU will expect to see some signals every few ms.
Edited by: "Nutkin" 4th Jan
Well even though it has gone pretty cold, it has generated some interest and comments.

Sorry your first post has not done too well op but well done for trying.
Sprintz03/01/2020 22:47

[Image] Will this identify the issue with the amber warning light?????


That's AIRBAG warning light.
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