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A basic ODBC reader can be purchased just about anywhere and the cheap ones tend to work just as well as the expensive ones in my opinion.
 

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Your local AutoZone or the like will have them. Also, check out Amazon as there are plenty good options there too.

I bought mine to troubleshoot an emissions problem on my bmw and have used it about a dozen times since between all my cars....very good investment. It actually saved me $1,100 at my last BMW service as I was able to prove to the mechanic that his diagnosis of my problem was incorrect which resulted in an originally quoted $1,500 job being reduced to $400! BooYah!
 

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I have a basic scanner that I paid around $90 bucks for on Amazon. I had it for my Porsche, but the standard scanners will not handle the manufacturer-specific codes, nor allow their reset in many cases. In my case, it was the secondary air-intake check-light and the airbag light that couldn't be reset.

I have not regretted my purchase, but the fact is that it didn't do everything I wanted, so bear that risk in mind
 

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One could argue however that you probably don't want to reset your airbag light without actually fixing it :)
 

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Fair point. In this case however, the airbag was fine, but I had a legal disabler switch fitted (NHTSB paperwork) but if someone flicked the switch when hte ignition was on, it would trigger the light.
 
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