Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Is the OBDLink MX worth the cost?

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    13

    Is the OBDLink MX worth the cost?

    I had a cheap ELM327 adapter(the clear blue one) in my car, and it died after about 2 weeks. However, my OBDII port is in my engine bay, so it was exposed to a fair amount of heat and moisture which I think killed it. I'm going to relocate the OBDII port to somewhere safer, but now I need a replacement adapter. Is the OBDLink MX worth the seven time premium in cost, or is there a cheaper but still good alternative out there? Thanks. -Ted

  2. #2
    FLAC SNOtwistR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Keswick,On Canada
    Posts
    1,675
    The MX is a great product, if you need wireless transfers. It's fast, reliable and works. If you don't need wireless then you can use the obdlink sx or obdlink s. All are quality products. SNO

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    8
    I'd also just get an extension cable and relocated the reader inside the car. You can get extension cables really cheap on Amazon.

  4. #4
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Cannon View Post
    I'd also just get an extension cable and relocated the reader inside the car. You can get extension cables really cheap on Amazon.
    I could, but considering how few wires it is, I'll probably just cut them and splice in extensions. Keeps me from having another bulky plug in my engine compartment.

  5. #5
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Cannon View Post
    I'd also just get an extension cable and relocated the reader inside the car. You can get extension cables really cheap on Amazon.
    Yeah, although considering how few wires an OBDII plug, I'll probably just splice in and extend it, rather than have another big plug in my engine bay.

  6. #6
    Mo' Programming Mo' Problems
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Sonicxtacy02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Woodbridge, VA
    Posts
    8,169
    Blog Entries
    53
    definitely worth it if you ask me. Cant tell you how many times I've been asked by friends and family to check engine codes. That device couldn't make it easier. It also just works, no need to worry about connection interruption or anything, just works.
    mp3Car.com Senior Tech Blogger (Want a product reviewed? Contact me.)
    Find my plugins on the MP3Car App Store!
    Follow Me on Twitter or Facebook
    Live mp3Car Facebook Chat

Similar Threads

  1. Video: OBDLink MX with the new OBDLink App, obdCANex, DashCommand, and Torque
    By Vitaliy in forum Engine Management, OBD-II, Engine Diagnostics, etc.
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-19-2012, 01:11 PM
  2. Is the XM-PCR worth the cost
    By NightHunter in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-02-2004, 02:20 AM
  3. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-27-2004, 10:53 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •