Join Date: Jun 2009
Vehicle: 1993 SL500, 1998 SL500 pano top, 2005 ML270cdi.
Location: Spain and Gibraltar
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Originally Posted by daimlerbenzuser
The trick is really to get a scanner that will do the deep codes such as transmission reset etc.
Other than the $800 etc options that comes with an outdated 2nd hand laptop and, to be bought extra, expensive connectors for the round din type connector I havent found any other option. The OBD scanners only address a part of the MB error conditions and definitely wont ever help you to reset e.g. transmission errors, which is unfortunately quite important. If anyone know of recent scanners that can do that please post.
You're quite right about the option with a Dell or Thinkpad laptop running the SDS STAR system on Windows XP, however this is the only option if you do not want to go with the original Mercedes Benz equipment that costs thousands.
The prices for these Chinese cloned systems vary a lot, also you can find sites on the Internet that explain how to put SDS onto a more modern laptop running Windows 7.
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