Mar 8th, 2012, 03:55 PM
Can anyone recommend a good fault code reader? Think it would be a handy thing to have , a few family members and friends have mini's so would come in handy.
Seen this but this might be junk! lol
CAR FAULT READER CODE SCANNER DIAGNOSTIC TOOL OBD 2 CAN FORD BMW MINI FIAT AUDI | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CAR-FAULT-READER-CODE-SCANNER-DIAGNOSTIC-TOOL-OBD-2-CAN-FORD-BMW-MINI-FIAT-AUDI-/150697039594?pt=UK_Diagnostic_Tools_Equipment&hash=item23163e56ea)
Mar 8th, 2012, 06:41 PM
The Scangauge2 on this US Mini site is very popular with Mini owners as it does most things but costs quite a bit more! You may be able to get a good price by shopping around a bit. Some Mini owners also leave it plugged in and attached under the toggle switches to give exact digitial engine temperature read outs, etc, while driving.
ScanGauge2 ScanGauge II Code Reader (http://www.outmotoring.com/mini-cooper/scangauge_2_code_reader.html)
If you do a search on Mini2 for 'Scangauge' I think there is quite a bit of feedback on code readers, etc.
The tool in your link is quite basic but it may be the best for its low price, looks similar to the B200 tool which I have used many times for resetting Mini air bag lights with no problems.
Mar 8th, 2012, 06:56 PM
Many thanks for that! My friend says he will half me for it.
Many thanks mab01uk :)
Mar 8th, 2012, 08:08 PM
I went for one of these Harvey;
BMW Mini diagnostics from Bavarian Dominator (http://www.bavariandominator.co.uk/pages/mini_diagnostics_134389-z=397583&p=51266.cfm#content_397583)
It does much more than just the Mini so you may be able to recoop some of your money by diagnosing other makes.
A bit cheaper via ebay though.
May 26th, 2012, 04:24 AM
This tool...at Amazon.com: Peake Research MINI Cooper Engine Code Scan Tool for 2001 to 2006 (R5-EMX): Automotive. It really works well. I'm using it on an Australian 2002 R50 and have had great results. The early Minis in Oz are not OBD2 compliant and there is no other tool which can access the codes other than the dealers. Initially it was not reading the codes but I found that in my case it worked perfectly without turning the key on at all. Reads the codes and really does clear the codes after a fault has been rectified. Many of the codes are not listed in their handbook but can be obtained here...at : permoveo.ltd.uk/TechnicalResources.aspx; Here you also get useful hints to rectify the problem. Too easy.
May 26th, 2012, 07:35 AM
Here is a link to that useful site, thanks for posting! :)
Error Code Manufacturer Listing (http://www.permoveo.ltd.uk/tabid/123/Diagnostics/Mini/Default.aspx)