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Cheapest Scanner for your Gen 1 Prius: NHW10

Discussion in 'Generation 1 Prius Discussion' started by hannah, Nov 12, 2013.

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  1. hannah

    hannah Junior Member

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    This info needs to be widely spread. I now have done it and it works like a charm. There is now no reason for any NHW10 owner to drive their car blind any more. It costs me less than NZ$10 to get this cable delivered to my doorstep.

    Just follow this information on this page:
    Quick guide to scanning NHW10 with TECU 3 - Toyota Prius NHW10 Info Wiki

    I have bought my cable from this seller:
    NEW USB OBD II 2 KKL 409 1 OBD2 Cable VAG COM FOR VW Audi | eBay

    It arrived on time and he is a great seller. Postage is free too.
    Here are the pics of my cable:
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    Just scanned my HV battery. All the cells are in good condition. What a relief. All credit goes to Rubixcom

    Attached Files:

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  2. vaughnstark777

    vaughnstark777 Junior Member

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    Forgive me if I missed this but the item you describe says its for a VW? But you say it works for a gen 1 prius, please explain.

    Also do you or anyone else know if this unit is comparable to the "AutoEnginuity OBDII Windows Scan Tool" here is a link to one on ebay Electronics, Cars, Fashion, Collectibles, Coupons and More Online Shopping | eBay I am interested in purchaseing one of these I just want to purchase the correct one.

    Thanks for the help
  3. hannah

    hannah Junior Member

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    That is exactly right. It works on Gen 1 Prius: NHW10. It may work on NHW11 as well but I do not own a NHW11 so cannot test
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    Just so no later reader is puzzled, when most of the posts on this forum say "Gen 1 Prius" they mean the NHW11, first one sold in the US. Not sure what that makes the NHW10 (sold earlier in Japan and imported some other places in the world) ... Gen 0? Main point, if you're in the US or driving what's usually called a Gen 1 Prius on here, this scanner is for a different car.

    -Chap
  5. hannah

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    This is absolutely true. I am posting from New Zealand and my signature clearly mentions that My car is NHW10 and not NHW11.

    Though NHW10 and NHW11 body-shape wise looks almost identical, their HV battery is completely different.

    I have seen a member of this forum to use this cable and the software that came with this cable to scan his NHW11
    Mini VCI FOR Toyota TIS Techstream V8 10 021 Single Cable | eBay

    This is also a very cheap option of scanning your NHW11.
  6. vaughnstark777

    vaughnstark777 Junior Member

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    Thank you for the clarification Mr. Chapman that did have me puzzled.

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    So, will the cable and software that you have provided a link to be able to pull codes for all of the ECU's on the 2001-2003 Prii, including Hybrid component Diagnostic codes?

    I am looking for a code scanner for my 2001 Prius, and if this would be an option, that would be awesome!
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    Or, is this cable and software only for reading engine diagnostic codes?
  9. hannah

    hannah Junior Member

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    Why don't you try and let us know what it can do to your car. I cannot answer your question as I do not have your model. It costs you less than $10.
    Thanks
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