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2002, S500, Check Engine light just came on. Any recommendations as to which scan tool to purchase/rent?
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Roll into any auto parts store and ask them to read the code for free. Most will do it for nothing.
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I'd suggest you invest in a basic one, more and more stores are shying away from this service and I like having one instead of trusting the moron at the parts store. Amazon has one for $40, small, easy to use, free shipping, mine stays under my seat. It won't do advanced diagnostics (you'd need to spend four or five times that) but it will read codes and erase them and give you readiness factors as well. Autel MaxiScan MS300 CAN OBD-II Code Reader: Automotive

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