dealsactron cp9125 pocketscan vehicle code reader for…

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will this work on my mac?

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Will this work on my 1965 Mustang?

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I prefer this: www.amazon.com/Soliport-Bluetooth-OBDII-Diagnostic-Scanner/dp/B004KL0I9I/ and an android app called Torque.

Much more flexible, and I can pull realtime data while the car is running, in addition to all of the things a scanner can do.

And, total cost is under $20.

And yes, I own both an inexpensive code reader and the above bluetooth scanner - the code reader never gets used anymore.

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@coberst: plugs into your car, not your computer

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@troyo: not unless your mustang has a modern engine installed..but you would know not to ask that if it did.

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OBD II Ports are found on "most" 1996 and later Cars and Light Trucks sold in the USA..

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I have this model and have been happy with it. Even at $40 it pays for itself after a few uses. There are comparable OBD II scanners out there that you can find for closer to $20 if you look around. The fancy models have built in databases that will translate the codes to English but the basic ones just read the code and you need to figure out what it means (a simple web search will do). For the casual mechanic no biggie. FYI, I have noticed that some chain auto parts stores will also hook your car up to a scanner for free. You can find out what that check engine light means or have a code cleared before going to a mechanic.
Side note, the port has a little plastic tab that locks the plug in place. It won't come off easily unless you depress that piece back down (I need to push a small screwdriver into it to get it to release). If you don't realize it's there (as I didn't) you can potentially damage something by trying to force it.

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@75grandville: Came here to say this exactly. Definitely recommend this, as it does all the conversions, gets updated regularly, and (with the pro version of torque) will even store live-captured data.

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@dopalgangr: That's the one I have... love it! Definitely comes in handy.