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Author Topic: Fords Computer  (Read 2537 times)

Offline Kamilboy123

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Fords Computer
« on: May 25, 2015, 10:09:56 AM »
Hello you all, Does anyone know any good brand that has cable/machine to plug into Ford Galaxys 2007 2.0TDCI computer? to see what is in it and that sort of stuff?

Offline insanitybeard

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Re: Fords Computer
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 10:46:52 AM »

There are a lot of cheapish handheld units which will connect to the vehicle (as long as they've got the 16 pin DLC connector) but the degree of functionality you'll get will vary with how much you want to spend- the cheap ones will only really be good for reading/ clearing fault codes, if you want a lot more than that you'll need to spend a lot more. Even then, I'm not sure if you'll get the full functionality of Ford's IDS system, though you should be able to get most of it.
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Offline gregers

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Re: Fords Computer
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015, 08:21:54 PM »

general consensus recommends a elm 327 for the mk3/smax,apparently these 1s talk to the ford ecu,s a lot better?.
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