OBD II software

Does anyone have any experience with steups to connect a laptop to the diagnostic port? What hardware / software combos work well? Which ones don't? I'd like to have something more than just a flashing
light to give me the code. This will be for an '02 Town Car.
TIA
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http://www.troublecodes.net/technical/scaninfo.shtml a lot of good stuff to look at here. I have been wavering on the AutoTap scanner to add some flexibility to my toolbox. Depending on your needs, you may suffice with something simple.... scan codes, PID data and possibly active commands. What would be great is to have a tool to extend these features to proprietary modules such as ABS and body control modules.
This can be a complicated subject and the price range is BIG....

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On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 02:28:33 GMT, "Jim Warman"

Thanks for the link, Jim. I'll have to do some studying.
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www.obd-2.com
$122 - $240 depending on interface and what you want
download free software and see how it looks
but you need a laptop
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