Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Haven, CT
Vehicle: 1999 SLK 230 Sport
Other Toys: Subaru SVXi
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The GoPint unit can be had for less diectly from their website as opposed to Amazon (~70 USD shipped) They also have a bluetooth unit that will work without a cable. There is software other than their own for use as an onboard monitoring tool. Down load the free GoPoint app before buying, to get a feel for the software.
Any low cost $30 USD and up OBD2 scanner can reset and read the standard codes. More costly units go beyond the DTC and can store data and transfer to a PC, and/or provide realtime readouts from some sensors.
If a onboard reader to use constantly is desired, than some other units to look at are "Ultragauge" and Scanguage2"
For more Mercedes specific diagnostics by the DIY'er, Carsoft and a laptop go further than any of the OBD2 readers.