OBD Readers

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fuzed
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Qashqai Model: Mk.1 Qashqai Facelift - J10b (2010–2013)

OBD Readers

Post by fuzed » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:07 am

Guys any recommendations on which one to get to just check and clear fault codes - for a Nissan QuashQai 2012 1.5dci.

I've had a search on the forum but can't find any recent recommendations on working ones.

scol1
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Re: OBD Readers

Post by scol1 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:30 am

Get a cheap and cheerful from online auction. I did 3 years ago and it has worked on an ‘x’ type jag,Vauxhall Corsa, and a cla Mercedes, both petrol and diesel , and it only cost me £20, the advert will
Tell whether it will work on your specific model.
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Re: OBD Readers

Post by calnorth » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:04 pm

fuzed wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:07 am
Guys any recommendations on which one to get to just check and clear fault codes - for a Nissan QuashQai 2012 1.5dci.

I've had a search on the forum but can't find any recent recommendations on working ones.
You likely won't see much here. Its a very iffy subject since those that are cheap will be Chinese knock offs (ELM32 types). Software knocked off as well so out of date. There have been reports that the pins can burn due to heavy current discharge...bad hardware. Can damage the cars OBD socket.

They will be limited in what they can reset because of safety issues. What you might see as regards error codes may not always be accurate. I paid £50 for something partially professional (not a knock off)...not needed it yet.
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Qashowner
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Re: OBD Readers

Post by Qashowner » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:21 pm

I have used and am still using an iCarsoft i810, they make specific readers for various car manufacturers. Not cheap but imo well worth the money.
https://www.icarsoft.com/Search/search. ... ord=Nissan
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fuzed
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Re: OBD Readers

Post by fuzed » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:54 pm

thanks all, found my old one in the old mk4 golf so grabbed that and used it with the Torque app that I had bought a few years back and it worked well enough to get me the codes and allow me to clear them :)

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