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   Old Thread  #16 8 Sept 2021 at 2.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Know you've got it sorted but a couple more bits of info that may help others.

The generic code readers are OK but will not necessarily always give the correct codes nor provide the detail to what those codes actually mean. They may also struggle to clear some codes. However for 12 they're definitely worth a go.

For Ford vehicles I'd recommend the Forscan software (free download available for private use) and the appropriate cable, got mine from Amazon around 20

Peugeot\Citroen are a real pain in the ass, in the end I used the Diagbox software and had to get the Lexxia cable from Aliexpress at 60!!

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   Old Thread  #15 5 Sept 2021 at 4.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Thanks for the info guys. Think I've found the problem. A faulty dpf pressure sensor.
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   Old Thread  #14 27 Aug 2021 at 8.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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And if you're not satisfied it's easy to take it back to the shop you bought it from as well
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   Old Thread  #13 27 Aug 2021 at 8.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cant go wrong for 12
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   Old Thread  #12 27 Aug 2021 at 10.07am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Worth a punt?
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   Old Thread  #11 23 Aug 2021 at 1.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Reading further down that description, they are universal as long as its an obd2 port after certain dates
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   Old Thread  #10 22 Aug 2021 at 12.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have this one, works well, the thing to remember is when
you plug it into the car DON'T put the ignition key in, then go to
the menu to read the codes, after that clear the code/s, I learnt
the hard way....kept putting the key in.

EDIT
My one is foe a Merc ML350 sport, I think they are car specific.

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   Old Thread  #9 20 Aug 2021 at 11.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think the vgate is just a wifi adapter that plugs into the obd2 port. It connects to a wifi device, such as an iphone, and you can download apps to read the data. You can also get apps specific to certain cars which can adjust stuff in the ecu. I have bimmertec for my car, and use it through the vgate adaptor. I have been able to turn the stop start function off, change certain things on the display, set the mirrors to fold automatically when the car is locked/unlocked etc. My vgate cost about 20 from amazon. The app was about 45, but turning the stop start off was worth it on its own
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   Old Thread  #8 11 Aug 2021 at 9.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I got him the Vgate vs450 For Audi/VW/Skoda/Seat had it a few years so don't know if they still do it.
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   Old Thread  #7 11 Aug 2021 at 9.24am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Didn't know that.
Do you know what manufacturers need the Vgate reader?
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   Old Thread  #6 11 Aug 2021 at 1.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #5 10 Aug 2021 at 7.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If you still got the Seat i would get a VAG specific reader. My son has a Skoda and i got him a Vgate reader off Ebay
which read the codes on his.
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   Old Thread  #4 10 Aug 2021 at 7.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Thanks for the replies guys
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   Old Thread  #3 10 Aug 2021 at 6.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have an old rac one
Gotta be 10 years old at a guess
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   Old Thread  #2 10 Aug 2021 at 5.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I got this one LINK
Only used it once a couple of years ago, seemed to be ok. I've not compared it to a professional on though
The ebays reviews are mostly good, probably ok for the occasional diy user.

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