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Nige



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Java Black
Best code reader ?

hi guys would anyone know the best value code reader for my sport,,? any on ebay that are decent ? BUILDER PRETENDING TO BE A MECHANIC (give me some bricks and i will build you a house)
two discos v6 off contract (for sale) before they go to scrap

Post #539932 Wed Nov 01 2017 8:26pm
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Cymruambyth



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Wales 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HST Zermatt Silver

A few seem to use the GAP IID BT Tool, but at over £400...it won`t be for me. Steve.


2006 Zermatt Silver, Range Rover Sport HST 4.2 Supercharged on 22" Stormer Alloys.

Post #539933 Wed Nov 01 2017 8:41pm
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Nige



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Java Black

don't think i can afford one of those,,,engine going back in next week,,so i hope there are no major issues BUILDER PRETENDING TO BE A MECHANIC (give me some bricks and i will build you a house)
two discos v6 off contract (for sale) before they go to scrap

Post #539934 Wed Nov 01 2017 8:55pm
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Johnski



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Wales 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Sumatra Black

Unfortunately the best and most reliable and capable of most things is the GAP Diagnostic IID BT Tool, but as stated at £400+VAT it isn't cheap, but does do so much more, besides just code reading (which are recognised ones, instead of cheap readers which give generic codes which are of no use on these vehicles).
You can alter suspension heights, do tuning, turn on/off options available etc. If you can afford it, it is the only one worth bothering with IMHO, also you get excellent customer service and can contact them with any problems in the UK, there are a couple of other reasonable ones, but again not cheap. Sorry. John

RRS MY12 SDV6 HSE. Sumatra Black/Ebony & Walnut + Dynamic Pack, + Cold Climate Pack + Memory Pack, Digital TV/DVD, Premium Leather, Cornering Lights, Cooler/Fridge Box, & most Options.

Post #539937 Wed Nov 01 2017 9:27pm
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Nige



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Java Black

are these the ones that connect to your i phone ? BUILDER PRETENDING TO BE A MECHANIC (give me some bricks and i will build you a house)
two discos v6 off contract (for sale) before they go to scrap

Post #539938 Wed Nov 01 2017 9:33pm
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Johnski



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Wales 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Sumatra Black

Yes, they can be used with any iPhone, but even easier to see/use with any iPad or iPad Pro model, it can also run although obviously not quite as well, or showing so much info at once, on the cars TFT display in between the Rev counter and Speedo, using the controls on steering wheel to go through the various settings/adjustments and programs etc. (Android software too). Good as a fall back, or if you don't have any Apple/IOS equipment.

The IID tool just plugs into the socket underneath the steering wheel panel, and can be left in when testing and driving short distances to get other live data/info etc, it can of course give live info while stationary and in tick over. There is a full manual for everything you can do and how to do it, just remember to back up first before altering system critical processes, mostly done automatically, but if not do manually before altering settings just in case it's wrong. The latest manual from the GAP Diagnostic website is V30, and if IID Tool needs updating, it should currently be on V3. When doing fault code checks, it doesn't just give you the code but also what fault and description of error it has found, as well as the date and time first logged. It also of course does simple stuff to, like reset service indicator, clear all error codes etc. Hope that helps. Smile
They do appear on here in for sale section, and EBay, don't forget there will be a charge to add your VIN to unlock it for use. John

RRS MY12 SDV6 HSE. Sumatra Black/Ebony & Walnut + Dynamic Pack, + Cold Climate Pack + Memory Pack, Digital TV/DVD, Premium Leather, Cornering Lights, Cooler/Fridge Box, & most Options.


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Post #539944 Wed Nov 01 2017 10:55pm
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Cymruambyth



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Wales 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HST Zermatt Silver

So it only currently work with Apple? Steve.


2006 Zermatt Silver, Range Rover Sport HST 4.2 Supercharged on 22" Stormer Alloys.

Post #539949 Thu Nov 02 2017 12:54am
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SRE



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Johnski is 100% correct Thumbs Up

Works with Android and Apple
Have search on this and the Disco Forums, you may find one for sale In Spain - Santorini Black 2011 HSE
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Post #539957 Thu Nov 02 2017 8:09am
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Bigbore



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England 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

Cymruambyth wrote:
So it only currently work with Apple?


(Android software too). Good as a fall back, or if you don't have any Apple/IOS equipment. RRS SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey,Premium Ebony Black leather,MY12 Autobiography Exterior Design Pack,22"Diamond Turned Rotor Alloys,interior LED's/Number plate,boot LED's x 2,rear entertainment,HD Dash cam,ALIVE Remap,Bumper DRL's

Post #540097 Sat Nov 04 2017 5:48am
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squizzel



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Luxury Arctic Frost

I use the hawkeye from Bearmach, not as good as the GAP but I've never been stuck with it. They have a new one out now too, and the faults have the proper codes to them.

Post #540103 Sat Nov 04 2017 9:56am
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aljo



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Santorini Black

IID tool all the way 👍👍 

Post #540116 Sat Nov 04 2017 12:21pm
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Cymruambyth



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Wales 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HST Zermatt Silver

Wouldn`t this be ok as a basic code reader without the bells and whistles?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER-DISCO...SwNSxVUMkd

Or

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Profe...SwAXhZx9vq Steve.


2006 Zermatt Silver, Range Rover Sport HST 4.2 Supercharged on 22" Stormer Alloys.

Post #540122 Sat Nov 04 2017 1:35pm
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Puslinch



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Firenze Red

Watch the for sale forum, seems monthly a GAP tool comes up for sale. I bought new and it's a great piece of kit to have without any major vehicle projects on the go. 2015 Telsa MS
2012 Range Rover Sport HSE+
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Post #540124 Sat Nov 04 2017 2:08pm
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Andy K



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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

those 2 are for older models than yours.

I know its annoying having to pay £400 when you see code readers on ebay for £30.

but the IID does everything! I hope. Talks to all ECU's, programs keys, adjusts suspension, enables things

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Cymruambyth



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Wales 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HST Zermatt Silver

"Range Rover Sport (2.7TDV6 / 3.6TDV8 / 4.2 / 4.4) (2005-2009)" Steve.


2006 Zermatt Silver, Range Rover Sport HST 4.2 Supercharged on 22" Stormer Alloys.

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