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diagnostic tool for w202 C220 1996 model

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by jakewise, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. jakewise

    jakewise Senior Member

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    I am looking for a diagnostic tool for my car. Can anyone suggest a good diagnostic tool? Anyone has any review on the iCarsoft MB V1.0 if it is good for my model?
     
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    No use whatsoever for your car unfortunately.
    First thing - do you have the 38 pin connector or the 14/16 pin connector?
     
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    jakewise

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    I have the 38 pin connector
     
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    Only option I've found is a Chinese Star clones or Carsoft (not iCarsoft). Both are laptop based systems.
     
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    jakewise

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    Are the Chinese Star Clones reliable?
     
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    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    Mines been ok.
     
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    jakewise

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    Can you point to me your seller of the Chinese Star clones? I read a couple of reviews that the Chinese clones did not work. How much did it cost you? Is it user friendly?
     
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    I inherited mine so can't help sorry.
    We're also not allowed to put links on the forum.
     
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    Anyway, thank you for your inputs
     

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