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Where to start working with technology to be a modern mechanic

Hello Every one !!! I want to be a modern mechanic. I want to use the different scan tools , code readers, and other informative tools to be successful. I am well familiar with computers, internet, Programming languages, web designing etc. But I do not have any Idea of how to start working with the modern technology equipments to be a successful modern mechanic. And as I am from South Asia so we have mostly Toyota cars, land cruisers, grand , sygniss, etc. Please tell me that where should I start? what equipments should I buy? which equipments can best read the OBD II (and other) codes? and which can explain them well? which websites are best on providing information about these codes and related problems?

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Scanners are just the better equivalent of code readers, but having live stream data functions so you can see real time sensor information displayed. There are a lot of good quality scanners, whatever your budget can afford. In the U.S., $200-$250, maybe a bit more or less, will buy a useful scanner.
You will definitely need a Digital Volt Ohm Meter (DVOM) for all manner of electrical testing. Get a good quality one with low impedance properties, so the meter doesn't throw off your test figures. When you buy one and read the manual with it, you will understand what I mean. Not sure I can explain it properly. Get the meter and learn its functions and how to use it.
There must be hundreds of websites that explain trouble codes. Just use a search engine-google that.

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This GM's definition of this code:
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The most common reasons are either the EGR valve position sensor is defective, or the EGR valve is not fully closed due to carbon.

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SOURCE: 2004 Toyota Land cruiser key programming

you need to take it to the dealer so they can program the key to the car which requires there software. hope this helps

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SOURCE: Can the DIC be used to read OBD-II codes on a 2004 Buick Lesabre?

No sorry, Take it to autozone, they will scan it for free.

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SOURCE: is a 1999 petrol focus on the obd -II code reader

hi from the uk you can go on e bay and click garage tools/equipment on cars site the obd you want that is reliable and not too expensive is one i have and it is CAN OBD2 U480 code reader it covers the model youhave and comes with code book and full info on how to use hope this helps they cost approx around £34 on e bay and i am pleased with mine have used it on various makes/models of cars

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