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Which OBD II Code Reader Do you Use?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by WaterOp, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Sep 17, 2019 at 7:24 AM
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    WaterOp

    WaterOp [OP] New Member

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    Check Engine light just came on on my 2005 access cab 4x4. :(

    I've been thinking of getting a code reader for a while now, and I guess now is the time.

    A couple of questions for the Forum...

    First, what brand of code reader are you using and do you like it?

    Second, where on the 2005 is the port to plug it in?

    Third, what are the most common "Check Engine" light triggers that you've seen?

    Cheers
     
  2. Sep 17, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol "Fake Wrencher"

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  3. Sep 17, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    Randy Morton

    Randy Morton Life takes its toll, please have exact change.

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    I use this one. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015GMRZH2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 along with DashCommand https://www.palmerperformance.com/products/dashcommand/ on my phone. I like the reader because it has an on/off button. The first one I bought didn't and the transmitter burned out after a couple of months. I've had this one for a few years with no issues. I originally bought it to use with my Chevy pickup (it was used often back then) and used an OBD extension cable https://www.amazon.com/Veepeak-OBD2...9Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= so I could access it easily. I did the same in the Tundra, but haven't needed it.
     
  4. Sep 17, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    Mustanley

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  5. Sep 17, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    cnoyes72

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    I use OBD Auto Doctor on my Macbook Air with a generic OBDII-to-USB interface cable I got off Amazon. Works great.
     
  6. Sep 17, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    tvpierce

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    I use this too, along with the Torque Pro app on my Android phone.
     
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    Gotyour6

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    What ever one is in Walmart.

    Basic but does everything I need it to
     
  8. Sep 17, 2019 at 6:18 PM
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    bmf4069

    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    Just a basic plug in and read/erase here.


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  9. Sep 18, 2019 at 4:00 AM
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    KarmaKannon

    KarmaKannon Master of None

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  10. Sep 18, 2019 at 9:28 AM
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    because_wumbo-truck

    because_wumbo-truck TTC#036 & 1st Degenerate

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    Scangauge II

    I love it because it actually shows you various gauges in real time. The code reader is just a bonus.

    The OBDII port is easy to find, just look under the dash on driver side and to the left.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2019
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