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My service light just came on my 06 Cayenne S - I have 20+k on it. I looked at the Service I in the manual and it is all a waste of $$ spent at the dealer ( no real work done other than oil change ). So I am looking to get a OBD II reader / code reset tool - any opinions on who makes the best?

http://www.durametric.com/

Actron CP9135 AutoScanner Diagnostic Code Scanner with On Screen Definitions for OBDII (Post-1996) Vehicles

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009RAX...&n=15684181

Others?

Thanks

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  • 4 weeks later...

Just as a point of reference (a month late, I know)... I have an OBDII and a durametric now. OBDII works on all cars I've tried it on so far, but can't really do much. Just to see engine codes and a few other minor data stats. Durametric is Porsche only, and limited on the number of cars you can use it on, but it works extremely well to get information, see codes non-emission related, and I have used it to reset my service warning successfully on an 04 CTT.

OBDII has a lot of software out there, and can be logged and used usefully to diagnose a lot of problems. However, the Durametric is better suited if you only plan on using it for the Porsche.

Worst case scenario, buy a cheap OBDII reader (should get one around $40 or cheaper), and see if you like what it can do. If not, the durametric is the way to go, and you'll have a reader to second guess mechanic work on your other car(s).

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Durametric has much better and more useful capabilities than the other OBDII reader. Durametric also is constantly upgrading its software, and they are very responsive to customers' questions. Excellent customer service, in my experience.

Regards, Maurice.

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Durametric has much better and more useful capabilities than the other OBDII reader. Durametric also is constantly upgrading its software, and they are very responsive to customers' questions. Excellent customer service, in my experience.

Regards, Maurice.

Maurice,

I also have the Durametric and totallyagree with you.

Regards,

paul...

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I currently have VAG-Com (OBD II reader), will that also clear lights for the cayenne.

Ps. Im a noob to this forum so I might as well start with a noob question.

If you are referring to the "airbag light", the only tools that can reset those are the Porsche PST II, PIWIS, or the Durametric unit.

You can clear CEL's with other scan tools, or by disconnecting the negative cable of your battery for 1 minute.

Regards, Maurice.

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