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What scan tools/readers are you guys having success with in clearing DTC codes?

I have an Actron CP9135 that I have used for years to read/clear codes on my '99 XJ. It will power up on the '06 XK but will is not able to link. Tried multiple times.

Does the newer vehicle use a newer protocol (CAN vs. OBD II)?

Do I need a new scan tool?
 

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You can use the "key dance" and get the codes to display in the instrument cluster. Or Auto Zone will read them for you for free with their scanner.
 

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for a current model year, including 07, you need a power programer to clear the DTC. However, once the problem is cleared, the DTC clear themselves after 4 or 5 clean cycles.
 

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Same question. What Readers/Programmers have you been successful using on an 08' Commander 5.7 ??
Without plugging any particular brand, since they pretty much all work, I use a Diablosport Intune for my 2006

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A lot of people around here, including myself, have used the Superchips Flashpaq 3875 to view and clear DTCs, change engine/fuel tunes, change tire sizes to calibrate speedo, etc.
 

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I use an Actron Pocket Scanner when preparing for smog because it can read the ready codes, but otherwise I use a Superchips Flashpaq 3872 for code reading. In a pinch, the key dance is also helpful for quick diagnostics.
 

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