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I am going to check out a car on Saturday  I was going to bring my OBD11 code reader will it work

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Which model/year of lexus?

 

 

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A standard meter will check for codes but many of the codes are Toyota specific, so to understand some of the codes, you'll need a laptop with Techstream loaded. Your standard meter however is a good starting point.

 

 

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It depends on the car model and year as well. For example, a gen 1 gs300 cannot be read with a reader. Gen 2 gs300, pre 2001, cannot.


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I have an Autel and it does read my GS300 1999 so give it a try.

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I have an Autel and it does read my GS300 1999 so give it a try.


Which autel have you got? Most seem out of the price range of the average home mechanic, so would be interesting to see which one worked on an early gen 2.

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Hi, I have the Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802 and I have just bought the Maxicheck Pro which is meant to bleed the abs brakes. When it arrives I will post the results of the test.

The 802 cost £160 and the Maxicheck cost me £140, well worth it.

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Hi, I have the Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802 and I have just bought the Maxicheck Pro which is meant to bleed the abs brakes. When it arrives I will post the results of the test.
The 802 cost £160 and the Maxicheck cost me £140, well worth it.


Cheers, good info. That is a hefty price, but probably worth it for any early gen 2 owners big into DIY.


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Its just arrived and I gave it a quick test, it does access the abs unit and you can bleed the brakes. Hurrah!!!

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