I accept that, i am quite happy for it to be "honda" specific.An HDS clone will read all fault codes and so much more. It can also run target-settng diagnostics, recode new diesel injectors to the ECU and reprogrammed new keys to the ECU.
On the downside, it'll only work with a Honda...
theres a laptop type thing you can buy that a few of my local garages useI accept that, i am quite happy for it to be "honda" specific.
I have one for "ford" (for my transit) -vcm11 with "ids" which cost about £140 (plus £80 for a stand alone laptop for the software). Seems expensive but when you see what ford want just to "plug in", it`s cheap and has already paid for it`s self. That one came from OBD tools?about 3 years ago
I just got a Foxwell 630Plus delivered and I've just noticed all over the box and manuals it calls itself an 'ABS and Airbag reset tool'. Does this mean it lacks some more basic functionality of an OBD2 scanner and it's only really for ABS, Airbags, SAS?I bought a Foxwell NT 630. My ABS/VSA light was on and it told me it was an open circuit on passenger rear wheel. Changed the sensor and the fault was still there. Turns out a wire had broken under the rear seat? so had to go to the garage after all. Did save on scan costs tho as i was able to log and show the fault. The Foxwell is comprehensive and a good bit of kit. As we have 3 Civics and 2 CR-V's in our immediate family the reader will pay itself off over time and save a few quid.
if you actually read the advert I posted you will see that it does OBD2 so reads the engine codes!Yeah my autodoc experience was flawless but obviously others have had different.
This foxwell NT630 Plus was ebay and got here fine, 2 days ahead of schedule in fact. I just don't know if I've chosen the right one cos all I'm after is a comprehensive obd2 scanner with abs supported. Not sure if it's wise to hang onto this one or get a more rounded reader as I don't want it to come up short when my car throws a warning light which isn't abs in future...
Thanks mate I did read the link but some of Foxwell's documentation asks as many questions as it answers - there's a row labeled 'Works on all electronic systems' and NT510 just has a tick (....is ABS included then?) but the NT630 Plus has no tick but the words 'ABS, Airbag' (...is that a complete list?)if you actually read the advert I posted you will see that it does OBD2 so reads the engine codes!
they are making a big deal out of the ABS etc because many readers don't do them - my little basic Foxwell doesn't.