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Autel Diaglink: Cheap Full-System DIY Scan Tool Review

Want to read the honest reviews of Autel Diaglink (DIY Version of MD802)?

Then, you’ve landed on the right page.

Autel Diaglink car diagnostic tool can perform testing on anti-lock brake control module (ABS), body electronic interface module (FDIM), Audio control module (ACM), and instrument panel control (IPC) using Autel Diaglink.

Also, this car scan tool can read and define the DTCs and offer live data.

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Autel Code Reader Diaglink (DIY Version of MD802) All Systems/Modules Diagnostic for ABS, SRS, Engine, Transmission etc, EPB, Oil Reset
44 / 5
Autel Diaglink is an OBD 2 code reader that is compatible with many vehicle models. It comes with single vehicle software for free. However, you can be able to download software that is compatible with your model at a fee online

Review of Autel Diaglink Features and functionalities

Autel Diaglink can perform a number of features that include:

Read and clear codes

Autel Diaglink is effectively in reading and clearing codes.

What I like:

I bought Autel Diaglink and it has practically saved my time and my money.

Recently, my Check Engine lights popped up after my car was slightly hit at the parking by another reversing vehicle.

Naturally, I would have taken my car to the mechanic so as to turn off the Check Engine Lights.

As soon as I plugged in and loaded the software compatible with my model, I was able to read the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) easily.

I bought Autel Diaglink and it has practically saved my time and my money.
I bought Autel Diaglink and it has practically saved my time and my money.
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Even more interesting is the fact that I was able to stream both live and freeze data. Adjacent to all the DTCs were their definitions.

I admit that I am not a pro when it comes to vehicles but I was able to read and understood what the codes meant.

After I had taken the reading with Autel Diaglink, I was able to clear the Airbag trouble code with a single push of a button.

I am so grateful that Autel Diaglink saved my money and time since I didn’t have to visit the mechanic shop

What I didn’t like:

One of my friends was hoping to read codes with DTCs definitions in Portuguese just like one of his previous code reader.

However, this code reader supports only three languages limiting his ability to read and clear codes. The software should be updated to include more languages.

Oil Service Reset

Autel Diaglink can efficiently turn off the Engine Oil Service Light.

What I like:

A couple of days ago as I turned the ignition key to my car ready to go to work, the threaded Engine Oil Service Light came on.

Honestly, I had no time to take my vehicle to the mechanic for an oil change at that particular moment.

Fortunately, Autel Diaglink helped me to read and reset the engine oil service lights so easily. Later that day, I decided to replace the oil all by myself.

Autel Diaglink is an effective tool for Do It Yourself car enthusiasts and average car owners.
Autel Diaglink helped me to read and reset the engine oil service lights so easily.
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The amazing thing is that from then I have never seen the Engine Oil Service Light pop up again.

To make things even better, I am able to recalculate my car driving mileage so that the vehicle onboard computer can accurately calculate when I need to replace the oil. I love every bit of the gadget.

What I didn’t like:

A colleague recently told me that he wasn’t able to pinpoint with accuracy the problem when the engine oil service lights popped up.

After diagnosing with Autel Diaglink, he was still left guessing whether the problem was coming as a result of low oil level or oil with impurities.

He felt that the DTC code for this function should be more precise.

Helps in Resetting Electronic parking brakes

Autel Diaglink is a great scanner capable of Resetting Electronic parking brakes of your vehicle.

I am so grateful that Autel Diaglink saved my money and time since I didn’t have to visit the mechanic shop
The code reader was able to read the antilock braking system error.
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What I like:

My recent experience with Autel Diaglink confirmed the superiority of this code reader. As I was driving home I got the ABS error.

The code reader was able to read the antilock braking system error. Additionally, the code reader narrowed the ABS error to a defective wheel speed sensor.

Read more:  How Do ABS Brakes Work?

It even went further to display some other trouble codes in the ABS that I had not anticipated.

After replacing the wheel speed sensor, I was able to clear the ABS error with the Autel Diaglink. I really like the accuracy of this amazing scanner.

What I didn’t like:

I was able to read the ABS error but I felt that its definition should be made clearer for better understanding.

Compatibility

Autel Diaglink is an OBD 2 code reader that is compatible with many vehicle models. It comes with single vehicle software for free.

Autel Diaglink is an effective tool for Do It Yourself car enthusiasts and average car owners.
It comes with single vehicle software for free.
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It means that you can only scan one single model with Autel Diaglink on a purchase.

However, you can be able to download software that is compatible with your model at a fee online.

It implies that you can practically scan most of the vehicle models with Autel Diaglink by just downloading the appropriate software.

This code reader is also compatible with windows. You can plug it into your PC and download appropriate software that is compatible with your vehicle model.

Pros

    • Scan the vehicle accurately
    • Perform multiple functions
    • Delivered well packaged in a paper box
    • Incredible step-by-step clear on-screen instructions
    • Charge Autel Diaglink before use
    • Reset SRS airbag error message
  • The long cable makes it convenient to scan the car conveniently

Cons

  • Long loading time

Autel Diaglink vs. Autel MD802 vs. Bluedriver Comparison Table

Let’s see in the chart below how good Autel Diaglink MD802 DIY Version is in comparison to its competitors.

Autel  Diaglink
Autel Diaglink (DIY version of MD802)
Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802
Autel MaxiDiag MD802
bluedriver
BlueDriver
Customer Rating
3.93.9 / 5
4.14.1 / 5
4.44.4 / 5
PriceAutel  MD802 priceAutel MaxiDiag MD802 pricebluedriver price
Item Weight1 pounds1 pounds2.08 ounces
Item Dimensions7.81 x 4.09 x 1.48 inches8.35 x 4.35 x 1.48 inches2.2 x 1.9 x 1 inches
Full OBDII Functions
Full system Diagnosis--
Engine, ABS, Airbag Codes
Transmission Codes
Oil Reset--
EPB Relearn--
Vehicle CoverageOne Make per Software VersionFullFull
Bottom LineAutel Diaglink is for family or small garage who want to diagnose / repair specific vehicles.Highly recommend for Enthusiasts, DIYers, car owners and also professionals.Useful and well worth the money;
Highly recommend for DIYers and car owners.

Who is it for?

I am glad to say that Autel Diaglink is built for Do It Yourself vehicle enthusiast, home mechanics, as well as small workshops. It is exactly the code reader that I was looking for.

The Bottom line

Autel Diaglink is an effective tool for Do It Yourself car enthusiasts and average car owners. It allowed me to perform both basic and advanced functions using Autel Diaglink.

Besides, it is affordable as compared to other code readers.

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