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Is that the thingy that read error codes. lol cause my car isn't putting one out

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The device will read codes, but the scan tool is also used to check parameters of the engine while running and will notice problems inside the engines computer which don't always show up ie the check engine light. if the engine isn't running it will also check for current or past issues.

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