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Requesting Recomendations for a Code Reader Please

I would appreciate recomendations for a Mercedes Code reader, to read all classes of Mercedes preferably, and with proper connectors and adaptors.

I have just bought, and am returning, a $50 'code reader' which had bare wires which you are instructed to use to 'touch pins', then 'count the number of flashes' to determine the code, then put in a CD to reference the alleged problem...

I would like a good, quality reader which will plug in or adapt to any car and tell me what the problems are without the rediculous circus experience listed above.

Any and all suggestions are very much appreciated. I don't mind spending a few hundred dollars or so, but much more would put it out of reach ecconomically.

Thank you.
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2 weeks ago I bought a Sears Craftsman OBD II Reader.
It comes with UPDATES, ( others don't), ERASES codes(some don't)
and is super easy to use.
In 5 Minutes I got my codes, printed them and erased them.
Normal price is $129.00, I got it on Sale for $99.00

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I would appreciate recomendations for a Mercedes Code reader, to read all classes of Mercedes preferably, and with proper connectors and adaptors.

I have just bought, and am returning, a $50 'code reader' which had bare wires which you are instructed to use to 'touch pins', then 'count the number of flashes' to determine the code, then put in a CD to reference the alleged problem...

I would like a good, quality reader which will plug in or adapt to any car and tell me what the problems are without the rediculous circus experience listed above.

Any and all suggestions are very much appreciated. I don't mind spending a few hundred dollars or so, but much more would put it out of reach ecconomically.

Thank you.
Thomas

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2 weeks ago I bought a Sears Craftsman OBD II Reader.
It comes with UPDATES, ( others don't), ERASES codes(some don't)
and is super easy to use.
In 5 Minutes I got my codes, printed them and erased them.
Normal price is $129.00, I got it on Sale for $99.00

Good Luck.
I thank you very, very much for that suggestion.

Did the unit have adaptors to fit the different car(s)?

I am planning on using this device quite often, as I have a lot of failures and alerts.

Thank you. Thomas
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Various scanners made by Actron have been recommended too. Most people I remember commenting on those bought theirs on Amazon. Like anything, the more you pay the more you get. If you want to really get tech anal, check out what SnapOn and Carsoft offer. But seriously, any ~$100 OBDII scanner will probably do everything you need.

p.s. re Charles: I work for Sears so get 10% off Craftsman 24/7!

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