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I was messing around online and found a Mercedes star diagnosis system (SDS) Compact 3 manufacturer online from China. I’m thinking of getting a unit for myself and have a mechanic teach me how to run and diagnose the system.

I'm pretty handy with IT hardware, and can navigate software so I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one.

Q1: Does anyone have any feedback on these clone systems on reliability and more so… DO THEY WORK? So far I’ve seen mixed reviews.

Q2: Will the compact 3 work on a car released before 11/25/1999 or do I need the Compact 2?

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I was messing around online and found a Mercedes star diagnosis system (SDS) Compact 3 manufacturer online from China. I’m thinking of getting a unit for myself and have a mechanic teach me how to run and diagnose the system.

I'm pretty handy with IT hardware, and can navigate software so I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one.

Q1: Does anyone have any feedback on these clone systems on reliability and more so… DO THEY WORK? So far I’ve seen mixed reviews.

Q2: Will the compact 3 work on a car released before 11/25/1999 or do I need the Compact 2?

Karl
CLK 320 Avantgarde 2000 3.2 Liter V6
1. YES Chinese versions are Very good.
2. YES 38 pin connector with HHT software is available with Compac 3.

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Thanks for the feedback. I'll try to look around more for a reliable manufacturer. I'd appreciate any suggestions for reliable sources!
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