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Old 12-29-2017, 11:41 AM
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I'm looking to buy a reader for my Jaguar Sovereign 1998 as I am fed up of paying garages to asses the problem but never seem to be able to repair it.

I have seen a post of readers but have found these two on Amazon and am wondering if any of you have tried these or suggest any one below 45.00.

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OBD2 Scanner Autophix OM126 EOBD OBDII Car Diagnostic Scan Tool Fault Code Reader Reset for Engine Management Warning Light - 34.99
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New Generic U480 OBD2 OBDII EOBD CAN-BUS Auto Scanner ENGINE Code Reader Car Diagnostic Tool by U-Lucky(TM)(U480, Orange and Black) - 12.99


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https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/g...-33347/page27/

Have a look thru the above thread.
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I'm looking to buy a reader for my Jaguar Sovereign 1998 .....
Joseph,

I've moved your question from Jaguar Forums Feedback & Suggestion Centre to General Tech Help forum.

The Feedback & Suggestion Centre is for posts about the forum and NOT FOR TECHNICAL QUESTIONS.

You wil find plenty of discussion and advice on both code readers and scan tools in this forum.

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I have and use the cheaper U480 reader.

It works, but only for "p" codes. If you want ABS codes, or transmission codes, you'll need something that can pull those Jag-specific codes... options tend to be costly.
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I run Torque Pro app w/ the $12 Panlong bluetooth scanner from Amazon, it's been flawless 2 years in.

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I use the Torque App also with an Elm 327 unit. Cost all of like $20 USD to do. One note of caution though with your 98 XJ, you will want ot get the V1.8 Elm unit, not the V2.1 version. The newer version doesn't seem to like the older vehicles, kinda like the older Elm unit will not work with the newer vehicles (2005 and newer as I recall).
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