Date registered: Jan 2010
Vehicle: 99 E430, 01 E430 Sport, 00 SL500
Location: LA, CA
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If you got a laptop, get the CAN-BUS Auto Scanner, ELM327 USB CAN-BUS Auto Scanner, $30.
It plugs into OBD port, the USB cable to your laptop.
It does more than a handheld scanner such displaying voltages of O2 sensors.
# Features: ELM327 is the latest PC-based scan tool. It supports all OBD-II protocols and is dispatched with a number of compatible programs. The processor is an ELM327. The output protocol (connection to laptop) is USB.
# Processor: ELM327.
# OBD-II Software for ELM327 is a free program that allows you to use your PC and a hardware interface to get the information from your car's computer.
# The program is very user-friendly, and easy to learn. It is also very easy to install: simply extract the files into a folder on your computer's hard drive, and you're ready to go. To uninstall the program, simply delete the entire contents of the folder where the program resides.
# The software supports two platforms - DOS and Windows.
# The program lets you perform the following operations: Read diagnostic trouble codes, both generic and manufacturer-specific, and display their meaning (over 3000 generic code definitions in the database).
# Clear trouble codes and turn off the MIL ("Check Engine" light)
# Display current sensor data, including:
Calculated Load Value
Fuel System Status
Short Term Fuel Trim
Long Term Fuel Trim
Intake Manifold Pressure
Intake Air Temperature
Air Flow Rate
Absolute Throttle Position
Oxygen sensor voltages / associated short term fuel trims
Fuel System status