Iíve googled around and searched on the forum and donít see a direct hit Ö where can I find / purchase the official scan tool / code reader for our car, hopefully at a decent price. Related to this, can a generic code reader do a decent job for the non proprietary engine related OBD2ish engine error codes?
The proprietary scan tool kit is really expensive and as far as I could tell only has the added options of flushing/bleeding the ABS system, reprogramming ECU and doing ECU dumps. None of these I really need.
I got an Actron OBD II AutoScanner Plus, Model CP9180 at Sears on sale for $120. It reads all the codes and clears them, has an O2 sensor test capability and other nice features such as internet updates.
It works great for my needs and I can use it on my other vehicles.
'05 Elise Magnetic Blue, Black, Touring, Hard Top, Star Shield, Stage II Exhaust, Arqray decat pipe, S2 Front Splitter (UK), Sector 111 Rear Tow Hook, Driving Lights, Cup Airbox, Shift-I System, LSS Dampers & Springs, Sector 111 V-Bar, Schroth Profi II 5 point harness, Exige S Probax seats, 1/4 turn undertray screws, Stealth bulbs, BWR SC with PES tune, Innovative engine mounts, SS brake lines.