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Old 09 December 2018, 11:05 AM
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Could anyone recommend a reasonably priced code reader that would work with a 08 sti hatch? I bought a cheap one off eBay and it doesnít connect with the car. I donít really want to spend anymore than £50
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Old 09 December 2018, 12:21 PM
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I got the Ancel AD410 a while ago. Connects fine with my 06 Impreza and has been fine with every other car I've tried connecting it to. Never tried any Impreza but my own though. It also appears to have shot up in price, I paid under £30 for mine but it's now £40. There are lots about that look identical for varying prices, I would bet they're all coming out of the same factory in China.
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Old 09 December 2018, 04:30 PM
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If you just want engine codes - works for me MY11 WRX STi saloon

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Fault...aCHy:rk:6:pf:0
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Thanks for the replies. The one youíve given me the link to Don is the same as the one I bought off eBay which doesnít connect with my car. It wonít connect with vwís either but will connect to a focus st.
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Old 09 December 2018, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Lee225 View Post
Thanks for the replies. The one you’ve given me the link to Don is the same as the one I bought off eBay which doesn’t connect with my car. It won’t connect with vw’s either but will connect to a focus st.
That would suggest its defective as I have one that works well with my vehicle which is no different to a MY08.
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If itís defective surely it wouldnít work on the focus either? Itís a bit strange.
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Old 09 December 2018, 06:22 PM
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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F263552668867
i have this one for my hatch and use a app on my iphone
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Old 09 December 2018, 06:34 PM
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If it’s defective surely it wouldn’t work on the focus either? It’s a bit strange.
Depends what protocol Ford are using

Are you sure you have the MS309 model as a lot of them look similar

Just been out and checked it - works fine

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Originally Posted by Don Clark View Post
Depends what protocol Ford are using

Are you sure you have the MS309 model as a lot of them look similar

Just been out and checked it - works fine
Mine is a MS309, just been out and looked. Maybe there is something wrong with it. Would be handy to get one that would connect to all cars as my son has a vw golf and the missus has the st.
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Just thought Iíd let you know. I bought an Ancel ad410 and it works a treat on all cars Iíve tried it on so far. Got it for £28 which I think was a good price. Thanks for the input
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Originally Posted by Lee225 View Post
Just thought Iíd let you know. I bought an Ancel ad410 and it works a treat on all cars Iíve tried it on so far. Got it for £28 which I think was a good price. Thanks for the input
A very good price
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