OBD II Scantool

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by mikednpv, May 15, 2013.

  1. mikednpv

    mikednpv Junior Member

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    I'm looking to purchase a scantool. I'd like to not only read codes but to remove them after a repair. I don't want a cheapy but I also don't want to go overboard.
    What are some of your favorites and why? Also, I'm sure that it's way too much to ask that it be compatible with a Mac. :)
     
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    About the best advice I can give is somewhat at odds with your request. A "Mini VCI" off Ebay will do all you require and more including brake bleeding/flushing, brake actuator calibration, battery module voltages and resistance, Steering zero point calibration, and so much more.

    The Mini VCI comes with Techstream software " the software the dealers use". The down side to this as far as your request goes is that it costs about $25 "no that is not a type error".

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    nh7o Off grid since 1980

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    While you are on eBay, get an old Windows XP netbook for not much $$, and dedicate it to running the software. Don't worry about software updates and all that, it does not need to be on the network.
     
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    Good point. I must admit I missed the bit about being a Mac user.

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  5. mikednpv

    mikednpv Junior Member

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    Both are great points and since I want to bleed my brakes soon, it looks like the Mini VCI and a notebook with a CD/DVD drive are the way to go.

    Thanks!!
     
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