Originally Posted by JuneBug
I just looked at my 8001, and sure enough, it has Mercedes Sprinter listed as one of the options. I've got it updated with the latest codes and firmware from June. The Sprinter engine options are Diesel, Gasoline, or NGT (natural gas). The systems you can diagnose are Airbag, Electronic Stability Program and ABS. Of course on the OBD II side, you can also read engine and emissions codes. You can also retrieve ABS and SRS codes on the WRX with this unit, something the basic code readers cannot do.
Thanks JuneBug, I really appreciate you taking the time to check that for me.
I'm an electro-mechanical tech, but I've only used basic code readers like the ScanGaugeII or the tool used when reprogramming an ECU. My impression is that Mercedes (and to a lesser extent other auto mfrs) intentionally use proprietary codes that can only be read with Mercedes test equipment that costs something like $20,000.
That's part of the reason I've held off on buying a diagnostic scanner -- I've been led to believe that there are many cases where the code(s) either cannot be read, or worse, will be read incorrectly.
Again, I don't expect you (or anyone here) to be familiar with the Sprinter -- I have a post up over on Sprinter-Source.com -- but have you (or anyone else) run into situations with a RAV4 where the code(s) had to be read at the dealer using their extra-special, top-secret scanner?
Question about the Creader -- I read on Amazon that updates are free. Is that true? Are there any 'gotchas' or strings attached?
The reason I ask is that others, like Autel charge a significant fee, like $100, for updates.
It looks like I will not be able to use the ScanPrint function (unless I purchase a Windows 7 laptop somewhere). Is there anything else that won't work with Windows 10?