Thread: MERCEDES VARIO CODE READER

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    Default MERCEDES VARIO CODE READER

    Does anyone have any information on a diagnostics or code reader for the round port of a Mercedes Vario 814 da 2002, i think it might be handy to have one.
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    It is called a star diagnosis system
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    I bought a star system off ebay a while back and it work fine on my 03 atego with the big round port. It was around 700 if I remember right and includes a second hand laptop with Xentry diagnostic software, WIS and EPC installed, the multiplexer interface and a host of cables for Mercs of different ages and types.
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    Nick, thats as expensive as some that i have seen, does it work ok and access all areas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by part time nomad View Post
    Nick, thats as expensive as some that i have seen, does it work ok and access all areas?
    It works 100%, and accesses everything, although you cannot change the speed limiter without an additional code. The laptop battery was basically dead on the laptop that came with my kit, but otherwise I am completely happy. It's pretty straightforward to use.

    When I had a boost leak, the active fault page automatically linked me to the charge air system pages in the WIS. Pretty neat.
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