Where can I find an OBD2 car diagnostic scanner?

Post by Mark

Does anyone know where I can find an OBDII scanner for the car in Kuwait? They cost peanuts on Amazon but figured someone must sell them locally? Preferably a bluetooth one.

OBD stands for on-board diagnostics and is the term referring to the car’s self-diagnostic and reporting capability. If your engine light comes on, you can plug in the OBD scanner and the car will tell you what caused the engine light to come on. The OBD can also give you real time information about your car like car speed, engine temperature, fuel rate etc..

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  1. Ahmad Alfailakawi says:

    You can find them on 4Sale app

  2. Riba says:

    I couldn’t find one either and ended up ordering one for peanuts few years back. I am rarely using it these days as I got a vendor specific diagnostic cable in the mean time. If you need it, you can borrow it if for as long as you want.

  3. kal says:

    ordered one off souk a few years back. https://kuwait.souq.com/kw-en/obd2/car-care-products-363/a-t/s/
    they have a lot.

  4. Tom says:

    Just search “car code scanner”

  5. Fahed says:

    I have one and I don’t need it anymore, you can have it if you like.

    This is the one I got: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005NLQAHS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  6. Raz says:

    Are you planning to use it to track something one off or will you be keeping it in your car for daily use (to monitor torque etc.) ?

    Interested to know.

    • Mark says:

      Well I needed to check for any errors in my car now cuz of an issue I had but then found out there were Bluetooth versions and thought that could be interesting because it can connect to my track timing software

  7. oliverphaser says:

    The best is:

    ScanTool OBDLink MX Wi-Fi: OBD Adapter/Diagnostic Scanner for iOS, Android & Windows https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OCYXTYY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_Spsl2b3HZPUuw

    Good quality, dedicated apps and works on all platforms with Wi-Fi.

    I’m using it long time and it’s perfect.

    • Mark says:

      I don’t think its the best. 166 reviews and it got a 3 out of 5. The Veepeak one I linked to has 2,050 reviews, cost 5 times LESS and has a 4.5 out of 5 rating.


      • cooldude says:

        The details from one of the reviews of the product you mentioned

        Cannot reliably connect to the car’s computer. Stops working after few weeks

        -Very inexpensive if it works properly
        -Easy to use with a smart phone.

        -Connectivity issues: cannot read the codes from the car.
        – Overheats after 5 minutes, causes issues
        -When it connects to the car, it takes 10-15 minutes to send the codes to the app (Carista app)
        -Short shelf life! This device is NOT durable.
        -Requires a paid app to work. minimum $10.00


        • Mark says:

          yeah 1 out of 2000 reviews. want me to do the same for your product that u linked to in which 38% gave it a 1 star? here you go…

          “When it decided to work it seems to work well but when it decides not to work… and 90% of the time it does not want to stay connected. ”

          “Total failure, did not work, called the manufacture and they told me yes they have problems and some unit do not work. They would be happy to send me another but could not guarantee it would work.”

          ” wish I’d visited the support forum for this product before I bought it. Ongoing issues for YEARS, no solutions forthcoming”

          “It will not stay connected, keeps dropping connection with iphone 7+ & PC. ”

          “Total junk. ”

          “Junk. Won’t maintain a connection and it’s a known issue with the manufacturer even from when it was a Kickstarter project. ”

          “As posted by many others who have tried this, I was disappointed as well. I bought it particularly for ForScan since it has the special protocols. Unfortunately, it disconnects quite frequently, both the WiFi connection to the computer, and the connection to the vehicle.”

          “Buggy Buggy Buggy. “

  8. MousePotato says:

    Does it work with every car or only the very new ones?

    • Riba says:

      OBD has been around a while, it will more likely work with an older cars than newer ones which tend to use more proprietary protocol. It also depends on a brand, mine for example works fine on 2003 BMW, but not at all on my wife 2008 Honda…

  9. Shebi says:

    Really nice post and new info Mark.

    My car is Altima 2012. How to ensure this works with my car. I did some research on google but no correct info.

    Moreover my car has a warning light blinking for Air bags, I know this was when my mechanic opened the dashboard for repairing the A/C. Will this device help to remove this warning signal.

    Thanks in advance.

  10. Tarek says:

    I have some extra, i can give you one, email me after 15 days when i am back in Kuwait.

  11. Omar says:

    Email me i’m in the US now but will be back in Kuwait next week.

    Let me know the amazon link

  12. Wilson says:

    I am looking for tech 2 diagnostic services provider in Kuwait for my GM American car.I want to reprogram my DVD player .If anyone knows kindly reply the place or contact number were I can do it

  13. J says:

    Hey Mark, I am looking to buy one for myself and came across this post of yours. Wanted to know which one did you end up buying/using?

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