iCarsoft MB 2.0 Review

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Review of: iCarsoft MB 2.0

Product Type: Handheld Scanner

Reviewed by: Alex Meyer

Quality of Build

iCarsoft design quality scanners. This one is no different.

Value For Money

More expensive than generic scanners on the market.

Ease of Use

You really cannot go wrong with this device. An easy device to use.

What We Like

  • Reads and resets codes
  • Advanced troubleshooting to find all problems
  • Displays sensor information and streams live data

What We Don't Like

  • Cannot be programmed
  • Cannot reset service reminders on all models
  • Does not work on models from pre-1996

This review of the iCarsoft MB 2.0 scanner gives you all the information you need to make an informed choice in car scanner. There is a lot of scanner information out there, but we have taken the key features and functions so that you get all of the relevant facts without the disinformation. We cover the important points and get rid of the fluff. By the time you get to our summary, you will know if this product is right for you.

iCarsoft MB 2.0 - Our review

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Product Overview

This scanner is specifically designed for Mercedes Benz and is compatible with most models built after 1996. Like most iCarsoft devices, this scanner is easy to use, especially if you are a new user. There are a variety of languages to choose from, and the touchscreen makes it easy to navigate through the menus and find the information you need. When the codes are displayed, the information is rich and clear.

Bluetooth 4.0 allows you to troubleshoot your vehicle wirelessly, providing a connection between your Data Link Connector and your phone. The device is sturdy and solid. The menu buttons also provide you with an easy way to manipulate the scanner.

Who is This Product For?

This device has been specifically created for Mercedes Benz users. If you have one, great, if you do not, then this device is not going to be worth your time. Even though it has been specifically designed for Mercedes Benz users, the price point has been kept down. For such a specific device, this scanner is an affordable option.

What’s Included

Out of the box, you have the scanner itself, a detailed instruction manual which has everything you need to get your scanner up and running, a nylon carrying case to protect the device, a TF card, a TF card reader, and a USB cable. You also have the software pre-loaded onto the device, though you may have to update the software if your Mercedes is a newer model.

Overview of Features

This device will indicate whether or not your vehicle is I/M ready. The display will show you if your emissions-related systems are working properly and if they are ready for maintenance or testing. If you have an emissions fault, then the device will record the conditions of the vehicle and give you access to freeze-frame data. This gives you a snapshot of your vehicle during the fail. You also have access to the O2 sensors.

You can check and clear a lot of codes with this device. You are able to open and close the brake pads, clearing the codes as needed. You can also diagnose the Airbag and ABS systems, clearing those codes too as needed.

Along with detailed sensor information, you can access the vehicle information such as VIN and calibration numbers.

One test which we really like is the EVAP systems test. You can initiate a leak test for the vehicle which can save you from performing a repair which is not needed. The iCarsoft device will also give you the information you need to repair your vehicle by yourself.

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Conclusion

If you have a Mercedes Benz, this scanner is something which you will want to pick up. You could save some money by purchasing a generic scanner, but you are not going to get the functionality which you get from this device. If money is an issue, then know that this is an affordable tool. It may cost you a few more dollars than another scanner, but the additional functionality will save you a lot more money in the long run. This is a professional scanner at a low price.

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