I recently took my car in for the engine light. It turned out to be a minor problem (crack in gas cap let water in). It would be nice to have a low-cost OBD-II reader to be able to find out for myself and either go to service immediately or delay it until tomorrow. The specific vehicle is a 2003 Honda Odyssey.
What features should I look for in an OBD-II reader for this purpose?
After reading some more:
- A unit that can reset the light is a must
- Unless you plan to always have a PC available, one with a screen that can display the numbers and what they mean
- Some people may wish one that works with an Android or iPhone. Some of those apps are wireless. But these ones seem to be more expensive.