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Old 06 Jan 2017, 06:34 pm
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Hi Guys,

Anyone tried a diy type scan tool on the SRS system of a Mk 1 (2003) UK market CRD car? I've had a topdon elite maxiscan which wouldn't read the ecu and had to be returned, though it would probably work on a US model.

The snap-on scanner with the individual chips wouldn't read it but my usual garage say theirs is rubbish and hardly ever reads anything anyway.

I'm currently looking at this one but ideally would like to hear from someone who's tried it:

Autel MD802 All System Elite Maxidiag OBD2 Graphing Diagnostic Tool Scanner

I already have an autel scanner for engine diag which does work ok and obviously doesn't read the SRS or ABS systems. So far I've only seen mk2 coverage for the MD802 on their website.

What tried and tested alternatives are there for say under 200?

Any help gratefully received, I know this is fairly expensive for diy but when you factor in fuel and so on , it's only about 3 scans worth so may well be worthwhile.

Thanks. Tom

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Old 06 Jan 2017, 06:44 pm
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My friend had to upgrade his scanners here in the States because he fixes a lot of Dodge Sprinters, which have Mercedes engines. I would try a scanner that will read a Mercedes.

Unfortunately his are SnapOn Solus Ultra scanners with bidirectional capabilities. Those are waaaay out of the DIY price range, but it reads what you want.

The snap on scanner with the individual chips at this shop is ancient. We used to use it on my 1993 Lincoln, and it would not work on my PT either

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Old 29 May 2017, 02:03 am
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As a follow up to this, I have now purchased an autel maxidiag MD802 which does indeed read and identify the airbag codes - in my case 'P1200 - driver side curtain or seat squib circuit open' so, yes it does work and it was 162 incl.
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Old 29 May 2017, 02:44 am
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Autel is great option, same with LAUNCH
stay away from snap-off
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Old 17 Jun 2017, 09:13 am
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My problem was a P1200 for the intermittent airbag light.Drivers side curtain or seat squib circuit open(or similar) Removed battery and left for a few minutes. Reseated the yellow airbag connectors under the seat, unzipped back cover and did same at side of headrest - still no difference, maybe light showing not quite as often as before.

Got serious and took front seats out (easy),unzipped cover again and removed wire from base of seat to seat airbag. Wire is enclosed in split concertinaed plastic tube. Took it out of this and put extra insulating tape on bits of the wiring. Put tubing back over it and routed it carefully and away from metal seat frame. Reassembled and jobs a good 'un. Done about 500 miles since.

I think that the plastic tube covering the wire was not staying closed all the way up due to the routing of the wire and touching the seat frame, Hopefully that's the last I'll see of this problem.

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Old 11 Jul 2017, 03:33 pm
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Default Re: scan tool for CRD UK spec?

been looking at these but the all system one ,
how have you been getting on with yours ? have you tried it on other types and makes of cars ?
im just abit concerned that it costs 100usd each year to get the updates ,
if you dont update it do it stop working after a certain amount of time like some of them do or will it still work ?
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Old 14 Jul 2017, 01:32 am
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Problem returned after a week or so, stripped seat and took that part of the loom out again. checked for continuity and found a break in a wire. Repaired and soldered, hopefully all good now.

With regards to the scanner, yes it's 100 dollars a year for updates but I would imagine that means mainly for post 2017 cars as they come out, it should still work for earlier ones without the updates. As yet I haven't got around to trying it on my other 'new enough' car. The other is far too old for electronics.

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