So they are no good for electronic faults? Just wondered if they were worth buying as many state they can be used on all car makes. I have two merc's and two VW's and repair the majority of things on them apart from anything to do with the OBD.
Just bought U581 from Amazon app £70. Scans, lists codes and resets. Also performs checks when engine running. As stated by Malcolm and other members, only covers engine and Star still needed to clear other faults. Still saved me two visits to Inde At £40 each. Can be bought off ebay for app £60 but prefer fully guaranteed warranty. Can be updated via website, all cables provided.
In the process of thinking of buying one of these ELM327 USB to get the codes from my CLK as going to my local dealer for £40 a time seems like a waste to get the engine codes. Just wonder if anyone has had any experiance with this one at all. Also am i right in thinking i would need the adaptop cable or does the Mercedes also have the 16 pin connector?
I have been looking at the hand held units but would prefer something that i can run on my laptop. So if people have other recomendations i would be happy to take a look.
I have though about possible buying a star but woried i might do more damage with it and also it is a lot of money.