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Old 03-03-2019, 06:09 PM
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Hey guys looking for a diagnostic scanner that would be able to read real time data. As well as the BCM codes. Also would like ABS and Steering Angle Sensor Reset Would like one that works across different makes if that is possible..

What is every one using??


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Yeah that is going to set me back quite a bit. Anything a bit cheaper???
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Yeah that is going to set me back quite a bit. Anything a bit cheaper???
You said "best" without mentioning budget. What's a bit cheaper?
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Would like to spend a few hundred bucks fir something that works well. The Consult 2 seems like I would need to go for training!!

looking for abs sas tpms support hopefully

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also asked what everyone else was using
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Would like to spend a few hundred bucks fir something that works well. The Consult 2 seems like I would need to go for training!!

looking for abs sas tpms support hopefully

thanks.

also asked what everyone else was using
I recently purcahsed a Foxwell NT650 based on several reviews and some questions that I asked over at Amazon. I needed to calibrate my Steering Angle Sensor after doing some steering column work, and adding 06 audio buttons/wiring and 06 clock spring to my 03 350Z. The SAS calibration is typically found under work support and ABS on the higher end scanner tools. Many people reported that other tools claimed this support/functionality, but after using these other tools, it did not work for them. This Foxwell tool worked perfectly for me, and had the ABS support features I needed, and I was able to monitor my SAS, and recalibrate it correctly. Its supposed to handle the TPMS system too, and the reports are that it does, but you may need the TPMS RF tool (you can get these cheap on Ebay), to actuaklly assign the tire sensor stems, when doing TPMS work. I have not used the tool for too much else, yet, but the screen is very nice and its loaded with features. For about $225, it seems equivalent to some of the other tools that cost $1000+...

I did play around with the Nissan software sold online, and developed by some guy in Australia (there is a website for it). Honestly the support totally sucked and he never responded to my questions after I paid for the tool, and bought the dongle (about $80 total). Since the support was lacking, and I could never get a straight answer about support for SAS recalibration, I bought the Foxwell and that worked perfectly for what I needed to do. I paid $225 or so for the tool, but hopefully it will provide years of servcie and I can avoid a few trips to the dealership by having a decent scan tool that has some higher end code reading features.
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Nissan datascan 2 is a great tool but needs a laptop to run all the functions. I never had a problem with it but i don't know about support. It runs around $80 with a cable.
i am now running a link g4+ ECU. But can still use the program for abs/bcm issues.
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