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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Question DTC Code Scanners

My summer ride is an '05 Corvette, a model well known for electrical issues. I’m not a mechanic by any stretch, but it would be nice to have a clue to the cause of a problem when I head to the dealer or to a mechanic shop. So I have been considering purchasing a DTC code scanner and am wondering if it would be worth the money. Specifically I wonder if magnetic shocks and several other features unique to 'Vettes and not found on most other cars would make most scanner models "less than complete" tools for use on a 'Vette.

• Do you think it would be worth the trouble and expense of buying a 'generic' scanner which would be used primarily for a Corvette?
• If so, are there models especially good at catching ‘Vette DTC’s (that aren't hundreds of dollars or more?--I'm a cheap DIY)
• Would most scanners read codes specific to ‘Vettes?

Almost forgot, and maybe a scanner could tell me--Is there any way to tell if a particular module has been ever been re-flashed?

Thanks for any guidance.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 10:54 PM
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Don't they have built-in on board diagnostics all ready?

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