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So not having a scan tool, ESP with my super sensitive to everything in the world Subaru has gotta end. With all my past, current, and certainly future problems with evap this and leak that I really need something I can at least pull codes with and reset CEL's.

I really thought I'd be fine with just getting OS Protuned and not having an AP, but that thought has certainly been crushed lol! But until I have the $650+ for the v3 I need something to get me by and obv I'm not trying to spend good money on it as the AP is gonna do way more than any scanner I buy can.

So my question is this. Will this scanner get me by until then? It seems ridiculously cheap! By reading the description it seems like its plug n play ready to go for all makes. Thoughts?.?.

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That should get you by til u get your ap. I have an obd2&1 scan tool that ran me almost 400 I got it like 2 years ago before I got my wrx. Of course I have the ap now too so it don't get used much except on my buddy's vehicles and my parents'

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I have a cheaper one that I got a few years ago for Christmas. As long as it reads and clears codes, I'd say do it up!

Buy Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader CP9550 at Advance Auto Parts
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That's what I'm sayin Andy! It just seems to good to be true for $16.95 know what I mean. Like there's something additional you gotta buy or something. The ad says you don't though. I'm gonna message the guy and double check on there being no other things needed and comparability with Subaru.

Anything's better than what I got though. I feel like I should be earning frequent flyer miles at AutoZone these days lol!


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That's what I'm sayin Andy! It just seems to good to be true for $16.95 know what I mean. Like there's something additional you gotta buy or something. The ad says you don't though. I'm gonna message the guy and double check on there being no other things needed and comparability with Subaru.

Anything's better than what I got though. I feel like I should be earning frequent flyer miles at AutoZone these days lol!


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Yea that price does sound too good to be true fol! Yea make sure it reads and clears and can read a subie. If that's all good I'd give it a try. You could always return it if it sucks fol. It's definitely worth getting one though, you never know when it will come in handy, and it's universal so you can use it for other cars which is nice. Then you don't have to go somewhere just for them to read a code, especially if the place you go isn't close. I have advance auto parts and auto zone 2 minutes from my house and 1 minute away from each other fol.

I hear ya, I feel that way about ups and fed ex. They were at my house almost every day over the summer. My dad told the guys they should make my house one if their main hubs.
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$5 phone app (Torque, Dash Commander, etc)
$13 bluetooth OBD2 dongle (Tehehehe)

DONE.
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Nice! Thank you for that! I'm all over it!


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The android ones are cheap...like $9
All the iphone ones start at $30

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Oh no I meant the scanners. Here's the cheapest one I could find on eBay. This is what you're talking about right? It states it only reads up to 2010 though...

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That one doesn't support Apple though...


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Oh yeah. The iPhone ones operate on wifi since Apple uses bullshit proprietary bluetooth protocols.
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$5 phone app (Torque, Dash Commander, etc)
$13 bluetooth OBD2 dongle (Tehehehe)

DONE.
^Yep

I was just going to say that hahaha. I've got the torque app and a BT dongle (Although I paid more like $30 for mine).

Oh and if you can't afford $650+ for the AP V3, hit me up and I'll see what we can do.


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You'll def be getting the sale on that man! I wanna help support you whenever I can.


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