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How do I update my firmware on Mac Tools ET80 OBD2 reader?

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Contact the MAC tool representative, he can tell you how to do it.

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They are very easy to use, self explanatory. The error code have on screen definitions.

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I actually use a cheaper one I picked up from Mac tools that sells for $60 that I use as a professional. I like that xcardiag as a pro tech but unless you really read the book and use the tool to it's limit.. I think a cheaper scanner may be better for a xcardiag who's just looking to check and clear codes.

The codes are also in many places online, including the manufacturer codes that these tools read but can't display what they are as each manufacturer may call the code a different name.

CAN means CAN network.. or basically think of the first odbII information being sent to the scan tool and between modules as dial up.. Can is like say DSL.. it's quicker but a lot of the test tools can't pick up this higher speed info and most cars started around 2003 using the newer Network speeds.

Depending upon how educated you want to get on diagnosis using a scan tool.. Id say the xcardiag may be a little more advanced than the normal may need... as my $60 MAC tools one can basically do what the xcardiag does but is harder to use than their tool... that and this xcardiag basically has the video to teach the DIY about OBDII whereas mine is aimed as a cheap scan tool for professionals.

The freeze frame is what I use as a pro tech with the code.. it tells me what was happening when the code set and why. If you educate yourself... a cheap scan tool like this is great and you can diagnose most OBD II issues.

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Look up can on the web and they should tell you updates.

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