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4734 Views 8 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  blake Autel MaxiScan MS300 CAN OBD-II Scan Tool: Automotive

Autel MaxiScan MS300 CAN OBD-II Scan Tool
by Autel
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List Price: $39.99
Price: $21.27 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25. Details Product Description
The MaxiScan MS300 CAN OBD-II Code Reader provides auto enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers with an easy, portable and economic way to check Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and their definitions for OBD-II compliant vehicles. OBD-II is the second generation of onboard diagnostics and has been a mandatory requirement for all vehicles sold in the US since 1996, both domestic and imports. The MS300 supports all current OBD-II protocols--communications between your car's components and systems--including the newly released Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol. The included CD containing 7,000 DTC definitions allows you to troubleshoot a wide variety of generic, manufacturer-specific and pending trouble codes, and drawing power from your car's own electrical system the unit does not require batteries or an AC adapter. Simply plug it in via its standard 16-pin OBD-II connector at the first sign of trouble and start diagnosing, regardless of your post-1996 car's make or model.

Complete Features:

Works with all 1996 and later OBD-II compliant US, European and Asian vehicles
Reads and clears generic and manufacturer specific Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and turns off check engine light
Supports multiple trouble code requests: generic codes, pending codes and manufacturer specific codes
Supports CAN (Controller Area Network) and all other current OBD-II protocols
Reviews the emission readiness status of OBD monitors
Determines the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) status
Retrieves VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on 2002 and newer vehicles that support Mode 9
Utilizes standard 16-pin OBD-II connector meaning no additional connectors or cables are necessary
Includes CD software with over 7000 DTC definitions
No batteries required: Unit is powered via detachable OBD-II cable
Retrieves vehicle information (VIN, CIN and CVN)
Display: Backlit LCD, 2-line, 8 characters
Dimensions: length 113 mm/44", width 74 mm/29", height 21mm/083"
Weight: 027Kg/050lb

Product Description
The MaxiScan code reader supports all OBD2 protocols, including the newly released Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol. Though it is small, it is able to retrieve same information as large expensive scanners. This code reader reviews the emission readiness status of OBD monitors and determines the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) status as well as turns off check engine light. It comes with free CD software with over 7000 DTC definitions and is powered via detachable OBD2 cable.
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I have owned this model for a while and love it. All I have to say is it just simply works. All though it doesn't have all the options of other scanners you can't beat the price to add an OBDII scanner in your tool box for occasional use.

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Wow, I thought my $40 scanner was a good deal. Interestingly, the Amazon page includes links to a bunch of other scanners in the same range: I know they weren't there a few months back when I had to replace mine!

I would be a little tempted by this one ElmScan 5 Compact USB OBD-II Scan Tool & OBDWiz Engine Diagnostic Software (423001): Automotive

It's less than $30, though it ISN'T a stand-alone (you have to bring your laptop into the car and plug it in) but then you can record 90 different parameters over time, to see what happens under different operating conditions. For most purposes the stand-alone is much more convenient, but I love the idea of recording a bunch of stuff to mull over at my desk later... It comes with software, but apparently can work with about 7-8 other popular scanning softwares -- flexibility is nice.

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who is this guy? He had done nothing but spammed this since registration :-(
You are right. All their posts were for the scanners and what not and most didn't make sense. All cleaned up now.

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I don't own a 2007 so I can't say for sure, but I would assume it should work. The one I got is an OBDII CAN code reader. It goes through testing a list of protocols when you first plug it in until it finds the one your vehicle uses. It is simply just plug and play.
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