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Hi. Newbie here.

We've a 2013 Note 1.5Dci, think Acenta Plus model. EML is on following a long run - suspect either oil quality low (as it is only ~500 miles from service, although the check says it's good) or a failed DFP regen (it mainly does town work with a few occasional longer runs). I know I need to get codes read, but wanted to have a look myself. Which ODB2 readers do anyone recommend? I can see that Torque Pro or Lite seem to be recommended software for the phone, so does any ODB2 reader work or should I look for something specific?

I've searched the forum for ODB2 and get 2 hits... One for a steering angle sensor the other for a temp gauge. Bizarrely if I serch 'engine management light' or similar I can see other posts that list ODB2, but there are hundreds to filter through so hoping to shortcut and see what you all recommend.

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Matt
 

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If you go for the software version on your mobile phone the you will need an appropriate OBD II bluetooth dongle, plenty on the bay but make sure the one you choose is fit for the software you decide to go for.
 

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Do you want to be able to force a DPF regen, or simply read codes?
Possibly both. I think that I can't force a regen (2k+ rpm for 20+ mins) with light on (tried over weekend), so defo need to clear it (if it is dpf) but the ability to force regen might be helpful. What do you recommend either way? Thanks.
 

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This is just my opinion but I would suggest you steer away from the 'low cost' software for your phone devices as they seem to simply report ODB2 errors. The higher cost, software solutions supported by manufacturers will probably do what you want, but they tend to require monthly or yearly licences. Plug in or WiFi Devices that go to the level of SAS reset, ABS bleed, DPF regen etc. tend to be expensive, but take a look at for example the LAUNCH CRP429c. This seems to do what you are looking for. There are others you can research once you are familiar with whatever tests you require and the functionality of these various scanners.

Whatever you go for I would advise you go to a Specialist Dealer (try ODB2shop) and you should avoid ending up with a clone device. Again - beware of the deals for low cost, software driven solutions as they generally have a licence cost tacked on the top for the features you are looking for.

Good Luck...

DG
 
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