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Author Subject: OBD Reader/Diagnostic Machine
Lillywhiter

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Post #1
Good evening all, Smile Thumbs up

I'm sure this has probably been asked before (more than once) so apologies for asking again. Crazy
I did have a quick look through the forum regarding this but all the posts were quite old so thought i'd check and see what people are using nowadays.

What's the best OBD reader to buy to read the fault codes on my (W) Reg 306 GTi6 & My (X) Reg 306 1.8 Meridian.

I know some people have mentioned the Vgate iCar diagnostic system and others mentioned Peugeot Planet 2000 Software.

Thanks in advanced
Rich
Posted 27th Feb 2020 at 21:08
gnrlee Forum Admin

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Post #2
Hey Rich!
And welcome to the club! Wave

I've not heard of vgate or Icar so can't comment on those
I personally use Peugeot planet 2000
I found it to work really well for fault finding and reprogramming keys

Here's a tutorial I put together from what I found
Tutorial Clicky
You can get the kit on Ebay for about £50 then you'll need a laptop that can run Windows XP
PP2000 it doesn't like virtual xp so I'd create a partition and install there or just get a cheap laptop and make it a dedicated one!
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Posted 27th Feb 2020 at 23:06
Lillywhiter

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Hey gnrlee
Thank you Thumbs up

Thank you for the advice, much appreciated!
I’m glad you said about the PP2000 software as that was the one I was leaning towards Smile.

Just be looking through eBay but struggling to find one that’s not Lexia 3 version which am I right in thinking doesn’t work with 306’s ?

Don’t suppose you have a link to the correct one just to be cheeky. Razz

Thanks
Rich
Posted 28th Feb 2020 at 08:16
rudolf

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gnrlee wrote:
Hey Rich!
And welcome to the club! Wave

I've not heard of vgate or Icar so can't comment on those
I personally use Peugeot planet 2000
I found it to work really well for fault finding and reprogramming keys

Here's a tutorial I put together from what I found
Tutorial Clicky
You can get the kit on Ebay for about £50 then you'll need a laptop that can run Windows XP
PP2000 it doesn't like virtual xp so I'd create a partition and install there or just get a cheap laptop and make it a dedicated one!
Hope this helps Thumbs up


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Posted 28th Feb 2020 at 07:55
S8-Tom

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Lillywhiter wrote:
Hey gnrlee
Thank you Smile

Thank you for the advice, much appreciated!
I’m glad you said about the PP2000 software as that was the one I was leaning towards Smile.

Just be looking through eBay but struggling to find one that’s not Lexie 3 version which am I right in thinking doesn’t work with 306’s ?

Don’t suppose you have a link to the correct one just to be cheeky.

Thanks
Rich



I wouldn't mind getting one of the eBay kits as well. Can anyone recommend/provide a link to eBay for something that's suitable for a 306 that'd be great (if it'd do a C4 Grand Picasso as well that'd be a bonus)? Thumbs up

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Posted 28th Feb 2020 at 08:08
gnrlee Forum Admin

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Post #6
The Ebay kits usually come with Lexia and PP200
I'll get you a link though,..
And yeah I had the world's biggest headache trying to get Lexia to work with the 306 despite it being in its list I managed to do the latest updates and everything to no avail,..

Yep I'm fed up with PB trying to hold you to ransome
I'll sort it ASAP
You should still be able to view the images on your phone
They've not managed to block the images there yet!
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Posted 28th Feb 2020 at 10:24
gnrlee Forum Admin

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this kit should do!

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Posted 28th Feb 2020 at 10:26
Lillywhiter

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Post #8
Wicked !! I Will Get One Ordered!

Thank you very much for your help mate Smile
Posted 28th Feb 2020 at 10:37
gnrlee Forum Admin

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Post #9
no problem!

you may need you security card before you can access some of the features!,.
I know you definitely need it for reprogramming keys on ph3's Wink

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Posted 28th Feb 2020 at 11:21
miki4

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Post #10
On Ph2's as well. Wink
Posted 28th Feb 2020 at 17:31
vts_gav

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Post #11
Will this program similar age xsara's too with them having the same ecu's etc?
Posted 28th Feb 2020 at 21:06
miki4

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Post #12
It's the same 'Actia XS Evolution' interface for Peugeot and Citroen. For elder Citroens like Xsaras you use the software Lexia3 and for elder Peugeots PP2000. For later models you use the software DiagBox for both Peugeot and Citroen (same interface).

Keep in mind that most available interfaces are chinese clones. If you buy a new interface and you want to be somehow future-proof, be sure it is an accurate clone as there exist(ed) clones with parts left out or with cheaper transistors where there should be relays.

Also ensure the interface supports a current version of DiagBox so you're not limited to elder models if you want to diagnose a modern car as well. When I got mine in 2012 all the clones had the same firmware and serial number flashed. Thus it was easy for PSA to block these interfaces in newer versions of DiagBox. However, some of these could be 'originalised' by reflashing and assigning a random serial number. Search for 'pp2000 lexia "nlc"' and you should find something, if needed. Nlc is a French speaking user in some car diagnostics forums who afaik first made originalising of these interfaces possible.

Apart from that I would not use supplied CDs as they are infected with malware often. There are ways to get a fresh and current cracked version of DiagBox (and PP2000/Lexia anyway).
Posted 29th Feb 2020 at 02:03
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Post #13
Hello everyone,
So what should I do if I want to watch it instantly from my smartphone?
For example, there are products in the KLAVKARR brand. Or how can I monitor it instantly with a wireless smartphone (with applications such as Torque, dragmaster, Trackadict).

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