OBD II. Would this work with a W220?

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by Paul S320CDi, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Paul S320CDi

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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/OBD2-ELM-327-USB-Scanner-Tool-CAN-Bus-OBD-OBD-II-V1-2a_W0QQitemZ150281971030QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item150281971030&_trkparms=72%3A636|39%3A1|66%3A2|65%3A12&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14.l1318

    Do you think this would work on a 2002 W220? It says it should work on an MB but it's not specific about model/year.
     
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    for £3 I doubt it.

    The only system that will work with all the systems on your car is a Star.
     
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    True but it too costs more than £3. I guess some of the OBDII devices are good enough for reading most common fault codes at least?

    Edited: I realised the £3 wasn't the current bid but the buy now price. I wouldn't buy it (doesn't mean it could not be good).
     
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    I know it's cheap on ebay, but other websites are selling the same thing for £50+

    I've just bought one anyway. Apparently you can use other software with it. I was looking on Youtube and there are some interesting apps about. (search for ELM 327)

    If in the end it doesn't work, it's cost me less than £20.
     
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    I was more afraid that you don't get anything for the £3 but of course it could be that someone just wants to get rid of a device he does not need at all.

    If you do get something, please report how it works.
     
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    Well I received it a couple of days ago. I think the actual hardware is probably just a standard RS-232 to USB interface. Taking it apart the PCB is beautifully manufactured. The cables alone are worth the money. I really don't know how it was made for the price.

    My car is away having the locks looked at so I cannot try it, but it works on my fathers Volvo V40.
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