Fault code reader

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Help! -

I have a 1997 Mercedes-benz C180 and would like to buy a fault code reader. I am in­ter­ested in the Au­tel Max­is­can MS509. Will this work on my car and would you rec­om­mend it? David Watkins The Au­tel Max­is­can MS509 is a tool for use with ve­hi­cles that are Obd-com­pli­ant. This did not come into force in Euro­pean ve­hi­cles un­til 2001, so ve­hi­cles built and sold be­fore this date are not guar­an­teed to be com­pat­i­ble.

Ve­hi­cles sold in the US mar­ket had com­pli­ance from 1996 and, from the in­for­ma­tion I have, Mercedes cars sold in Europe were com­pli­ant from around 1998. You can con­firm this if your ve­hi­cle has the 38-pin di­ag­nos­tic adapter be­hind a plas­tic cover by the near­side front sus­pen­sion tur­ret. Un­for­tu­nately, a rea­son­ably priced hand­held op­tion is not avail­able for your ve­hi­cle.

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