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    OBDII Scanner Software for Laptop

    Hey guys!

    My dad wanted me to hunt down a OBDII scanner for him that was relatively cheap (Around 200 bucks). He wants it to be able to give codes and reset codes. I said why don't you get software for your laptop, he said good idea.. So now since I would have no clue where to start... I figured I'd ask you guys! Does anyone recommend any OBDII software that is on the cheaper end and decent?

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    Do you know if this will do vehicles other then subaru? Looking for an all around scanner. Family has a mixture of ford,jeep, and soon to be subaru... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiRe2001 View Post
    Do you know if this will do vehicles other then subaru? Looking for an all around scanner. Family has a mixture of ford,jeep, and soon to be subaru... lol
    No, only Subaru. Do you have a harbor freight around where you live? Because you can get an OBDII tool for 80 bucks there. That's what I have for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    No, only Subaru. Do you have a harbor freight around where you live? Because you can get an OBDII tool for 80 bucks there. That's what I have for mine.
    I do, but was looking for a scanner where I didnt have to flip through a book to find out the codes that its throwing.( I guess thats being lazy :-/ ) Also want to be able to reset codes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiRe2001 View Post
    Do you know if this will do vehicles other then subaru? Looking for an all around scanner. Family has a mixture of ford,jeep, and soon to be subaru... lol
    If they're all OBDII, and you have an Android phone, check out the Torque app. It's only $4.99 and it works with a $25 bluetooth adapter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squiRe2001 View Post
    I do, but was looking for a scanner where I didnt have to flip through a book to find out the codes that its throwing.( I guess thats being lazy :-/ ) Also want to be able to reset codes.
    You are being lazy...and I don't know of any code readers that tell you exactly what the code means. The codes are all pretty generic though. I can reset codes with my reader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etnpnys View Post
    If they're all OBDII, and you have an Android phone, check out the Torque app. It's only $4.99 and it works with a $25 bluetooth adapter.
    Thanks! I'll check that out

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiRe2001 View Post
    Thanks! I'll check that out
    You also get a fun toy to play around with in your WRX. See this link, from about post #40 and down: Good 2012 WRX mods???
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    Thanks guys! I'll have to do some comparing now

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