News Flash!!! There is finally an affordable OBDII reader that can talk specifically to an Aston Martin. If you do some of the service work on your Aston an OBDII reader is an essential tool as it can talk to the many computer modules that control the car. I’ve written several articles already about the topic (you can find them all in this Collection here). What was bothersome was that none of the aftermarket OBDII readers actual knew all the specific Aston Martin codes. We could just talk to the Powertrain Control Modules (PCMs) since they were really made by Ford. We had no access to all the modules on the “Body” port, which included the Airbag, Transmission, Door, Seat, Entertainment, and other control units.
Let me introduce you to the Foxwell NT510. Foxwell is a Chinese company that makes a number of Automotive Diagnostic Tools. They have updated this model to now include the codes for the Aston Martin DB9, DBS, Cygnet, Rapide, Vantage and Virage. The unit has a color display, upgradeable firmware, can comes with a nice storage case. Let me dive into a few details that matter. Continue reading “Affordable Aston Martin OBDII Reader”