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    cheap w202 diagnostic scan tool?

    Hello all, I'm looking for a w202 scan tool to read/clear diagnostic codes. I already have the iCarsoft i980, it works on my w203 but not a w202. Any scan tools that are on the cheap that do both w202 and w203?

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    Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by W/202 View Post
    Anyone?
    carsoft 7.4 Chinese clone works well with the 38 pin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbaso View Post
    carsoft 7.4 Chinese clone works well with the 38 pin
    Thanks. I saw that one too. Just order Autel md802 elite and a 38pin adapter. Should be able to do both w202 and w203 models now

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    I have an old school Actron. Works ok I guess.
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    I have an Autel Maxiscan MS300 that works just fine to clear DTC codes but I need to clear transmissions codes on my 98 C280 and it is not capable of that so I bought a Autel MD 802. The MD 802 has the capability to clear the code but you can not use just any cheapo ODBII to 38 pin adapter, which I have found out by researching different forums. It needs a specific Autel adapter. From what I have read it needs the Benz-38/DB15 Femaled for Autel DS708 that cable on amazon is $112.99. I haven't purchased that cable yet but I have different cable on order right now, the BENZ-38 Adapter for Autel MaxiSys MS905 MS908 MS906 $ 29.99 on amazon, to see if it will work and if so I will post it here for you. I had tried one of the generic adapters and all that I got was a link error.

    Here are a couple of links to some info that I found about a 38 pin adapter for the MD802:

    https://pro.autel.com/autelsupport/M...typeName=MD802
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-r...d=OES8UFIXMO1F

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    @ezbrown I pretty much came up with the same info as you. I ordered this cable, hasn't arrived yet
    http://m.autelsale.com/wholesale/ben...5-femaled.html

    I saw the BENZ-38 Adapter for Autel MaxiSys MS905 MS908 MS906 $ 29.99 on amazon too, but I passed on that figuring it wouldn't work. Hopefully it works, you will have saved yourself quite a few bucks

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    I got the cable today and was able to clear my transmission codes. I used this one , BENZ-38 Adapter for Autel MaxiSys MS905 MS908 MS906 SCANNER https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and it worked just fine. Cost was $29.99

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