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Hi

Firstly I will appologise if this is in the wrong section, I can't really work out should it be in electrical or mechanical or both or neither so decided to put it here as I am sure someone will put it where they think it fits.

I know there is a way of reading the fault codes on a mk1 with a lightbulb and have tried it and works great. Is there a way of reading them on a mk2? or is there a torrent software that I can load into my laptop and buy a connector to read the code.

Would appreciate it if anyone knows about such thing.

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M9G
 

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Yes, I have the software on my laptop and the cable that plugs in under the dash. A company called tekmate can supply you with all the kit, cost me 70 but i think it is only 50 quid now. It works really well and also displays real time readings from all the engine sensors.
 

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Thanks

so is the cable USB one end and the other connector on the other? how many pins has the cable got?

Also i see that it displays rev counters and all that sort of thing but can it read the fault codes?

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M9G
 

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There are USB and serial versions available and yes they also read fault codes and can reset/delete old ones. I am also happy to read anyone's codes from this forum if they are near me.
 

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Sleaford, Lincolnshire, so unfortunately no use for you mate. Which connector are you referring to?
 

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oh yeah bit far for me. The end that plugs into the car.

I now have the software - went to their website and the software is available for download in the support section, so just need to get hold of a cable, so need to know from you if poss what cable i need.

Many thanks

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M9G
 

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The end that plugs in the car is trapezoidal in shape and has 16 pins (got it in front of me now so i'm sure about this). I've got the USB version, it's the same as the serial version but with an adaptor. This means that you can use it as either so buy this one as it's more versatile.
 

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No apology necessary mate.

http://www.tekmatetools.com/

If you look at the package contents on the right hand side this should answer your question.
 

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