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Is there an affordable scan tool out there that will scan BCM codes. I'm having a service park assist issue on my 15.5HighCountry LML and none of my scanners will come up with a code for my issue. I have the torque pro app. An autocal for my LBZ and an Ancel scanner that does the auto brake bleed and stuff. But none of them will help with my current issue. What is a decent and possibly kind of affordable scan tool that might help me out?
 

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Had my brother in law try his new blue driver unit on it and it did come up with codes I didnt know Were on there. But didnt show anything for park assist. Just a weird abs code and some randoms
 

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Looking in to the autel maxicom mk808bt unit now but it's a little pricey. Any more thoughts opinions?
 

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Looks like you are in Canada somewhere. In the US, OReillys auto parts stores are equipped with Bosch scanners that will find most all codes stored on your truck. If you have something comparable, give them a try.
 

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Nobody up here does that. Can go to a local independent shop but they will still charge at least $60-$120 just to scan for a code. We get screwed up here. That's why I've learned to try and work on my own stuff and have been acquiring various scan tools. I just should have bought a decent one to start instead. So I'm looking now. Better to have one for the next issue too.
 

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Might want to write down ALL the codes found with any scanner. It often happens that a problem with one device will cause a problem with another un-related device.
 

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That's a good call. Probably more true with all these new fancy electronics. They are nice when they work but super annoying having to trouble shoot this stuff here.
 

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Gretio with an OBDLINK MX+.

Made specifically for GM vehicles with an emphasis on the diesels. Does BCM, TCM, TCCM, and whatever the heck else is lying on the main bus. LML and L5P should have full pid listings as well.
 

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Can inuse my current cheapo bluetooth "dongle" plugged in to my obd port under the dash that I currently use the torque app with? Basically is this just an app?
 

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Can inuse my current cheapo bluetooth "dongle" plugged in to my obd port under the dash that I currently use the torque app with? Basically is this just an app?
No. Has to be the OBDLINK.

While the el cheapos might work (they won’t) they won’t be able to scan the BCM as they just can’t physically access those modules without being overloaded.
 

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What if I was to use my brother in laws blue driver bluetooth obd deal? Might that one work?


Edit: just read a line where it says somthing about some things being off limits to blue driver so I assume maybe not...
 

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I see . Before doing more research I assume this will just be to look a little more in depth and scan for more in depth codes but still not have "bi-directional" functions. I'm sure much better but still just a monitoring tool?
 

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I see . Before doing more research I assume this will just be to look a little more in depth and scan for more in depth codes but still not have "bi-directional" functions. I'm sure much better but still just a monitoring tool?
It has a good majority of ECM controls. Still missing a few I.e. the GPCM stuff but the most essential things like def heater, regens, and service tests are there. Plus extras like cyllinder shutoff.
 

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Sounds pretty in depth. I just hate to spend 2-300 then end up buying the aute for another 8-1200 eventually anyway. BUT... this sounds like it may be worth a shot off first look. Thank you for letting me know brother. I started thinking these forums were inactive after my last few threads since coming back on, but apparently they are still somwhat alive and active.
 

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Sounds pretty in depth. I just hate to spend 2-300 then end up buying the aute for another 8-1200 eventually anyway. BUT... this sounds like it may be worth a shot off first look. Thank you for letting me know brother. I started thinking these forums were inactive after my last few threads since coming back on, but apparently they are still somwhat alive and active.
The owners moved to new software. After that things died. I used to check this place at least once a day but now it’s like once a week or month.
 

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I fell off awhile ago. But when I came back it was like post a question and nothing at all. After things changed I couldn't even find some old threads I needed to check back for a refresher on. Seems like google and utoob are quicker better referenced rather than looking for experienced opinion here anymore. But I hope thats not the case. Maybe with all this stuff going on people will come back and help and look for help. I'm sure a lot of people are trying to save a buck and will need some help and maybe give some help back too.
 

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Does anyone know what the differences are between the Autel MaxiCOM MK808 and the MK808BT? Just ones bluetooth and the other not or are there other differences?
 

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Wow Mr Canada. You think a professional mechanic who has invested in the right equipment is trying to screw you out of $60 to read your codes?
Nobody up here does that. Can go to a local independent shop but they will still charge at least $60-$120 just to scan for a code. We get screwed up here. That's why I've learned to try and work on my own stuff and have been acquiring various scan tools. I just should have bought a decent one to start instead. So I'm looking now. Better to have one for the next issue too.
I have no idea what you do for a living but in many lines of work professionals make major investments in the proper tools to help people. These can be tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. OReily while offering a scan may have no better capability than you. You must do something that requires no capital to buy the proper equipment to do the job efficiently for your customers. What is the value of your time, and then clearly no expertise in this field?? Maybe you should pay the guy 60 bucks and get your answer or spend hours trying to find a cheap scanner?
 
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