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I need an OBD2 Scanner for my three vehicles (10' Tundra, 06' Tacoma, 09' Corolla). Needs to be more than just a reader. I want to be able to do most of the repairs myself. Needs to be able to read and clear Generic and Manufacturer Specific DTC codes; provide DTC descriptions and solutions (no additional charges or fees), ABS/SRS/TPMS are all highly desired but not necessary. Live data is not a necessity - I think.

Anyone have any luck with these:

Autel AL519 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007XE5LTG...UTZ2TLVO&psc=1

Autel AL619 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0091DJWV0...D99ZJRNF&psc=1

Innova 3040c https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W85NZU2...W3XQXH5V&psc=1

Blue Driver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00652G4TS...I1M72S9BUSNNHZ

Or any other recommendations. Appreciate any feedback.
 

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Live data is needed to help pinpoint problems. Most inexpensive scanners do code reading/live data scanner. Pay more for ABS/SRS capabilities.
Record/playback option is very useful.
Actron has/had sale on there auto scanner plus with features you described. Last years model around $200.00.


Really if your serious about diagnosis spend a few bucks to take online course such as ScannerDanner.
Its knowing obd2 theory that makes the scanner valuable.
 

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Live data is needed to help pinpoint problems. Most inexpensive scanners do code reading/live data scanner. Pay more for ABS/SRS capabilities.
Record/playback option is very useful.
Actron has/had sale on there auto scanner plus with features you described. Last years model around $200.00.


Really if your serious about diagnosis spend a few bucks to take online course such as ScannerDanner.
Its knowing obd2 theory that makes the scanner valuable.
Wasn't to sure why I would need live data, but you've made that a no-brain-er. Any more info about ScannerDanner? Sounds interesting. Gotta look u Actron to see what they have close to my budget. Thanks!
 

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I need an OBD2 Scanner for my three vehicles (10' Tundra, 06' Tacoma, 09' Corolla). Needs to be more than just a reader. I want to be able to do most of the repairs myself. Needs to be able to read and clear Generic and Manufacturer Specific DTC codes; provide DTC descriptions and solutions (no additional charges or fees), ABS/SRS/TPMS are all highly desired but not necessary. Live data is not a necessity - I think.

Anyone have any luck with these:

Autel AL519 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007XE5LTG...UTZ2TLVO&psc=1

Autel AL619 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0091DJWV0...D99ZJRNF&psc=1

Innova 3040c https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W85NZU2...W3XQXH5V&psc=1

Blue Driver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00652G4TS...I1M72S9BUSNNHZ

Or any other recommendations. Appreciate any feedback.
So, still no closer in making a decision since I originally posted. But after reading other blogs, I now have added another option. Basically a cheap clone TIS Cable and software for Toyota. Claims to be able to do what I want to do and more - except the more advanced stuff that requires a license key form Toyota to access.
 

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Techstream would be nice but way outside my budget. I'm hovering around the $100 mark, if not less. Thanks for the suggestion though,
Techstream is available from several sources for WELL within your budget.
 

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Is Autel AL619 still good to use? I have been using Autel Scanner MD802 Maxidiag and its diagnostics is really good and detailed, it has ABS, SRS, EPB and live data. Is Autel AL619 much better?
 
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