- VAG OBD reader recommendations
The Octavia has started to throw up a couple of warnings recently so I’d like to get my hands on a reliable OBD reader to try and find out what’s going on with the car. Hopefully I can then fix anything simple that comes up or just do a bit of reading before thinking about trips to the garage.
So far I’ve been looking at the Carista OBD2 and the OBDeleven as potential options but it would be good to get some feedback on these, or other recommendations before taking the plunge.Posted 1 month agotwonksSubscriber
I bought the relatively basic OBD tool from Amazon years ago when I had a mk2 Octavia. Seemed to read and clear things no problem but couldn’t actively change anything.
Now have an OBDeleven that is used with an old android phone (which needs a internet connection for the software to work).
Has helped with the wifes 2016 Fabia although it’s clearly designed for people who don’t mind paying for easy inputting of codes into the car. You can just input codes directly as you would with VAGcom, but it isn’t quite as intuitive.
Still, for £90 with the license it is worth the hassle over much more expensive VAGcom.Posted 1 month ago
I’ll be giving the Carista a go to start with as it’s only £16 on Amazon and should arrive to try out on Monday.
You’ll need to subscribe when you download the app to use it properly. Can’t remember how much, but not v.expensive.
I’ll get some screenshots of what it can do in my Audi laterPosted 1 month ago
[url=https://flic.kr/p/2iarTyK]Screenshot_20200105-140031_Carista[/url] by davetheblade, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/2iarTyE]Screenshot_20200105-140015_Carista[/url] by davetheblade, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/2iaon67]Screenshot_20200105-135934_Carista[/url] by davetheblade, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/2iaqKyH]Screenshot_20200105-135942_Carista[/url] by davetheblade, on FlickrPosted 1 month ago
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