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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-30-03, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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How to read AU I6 diagnostic fault codes ?

Does anyone know how to access the diagnostic fault fault codes for an AU (series 1) I6 ?

I know how to do this with my EL, and have found this useful, so was hoping that someone might be able to help with this, along with a list of the codes and the fault too if possible, or at least where to look. I presume that the plug used would be the one that is near the fuses under the dash (which looks nothing like the EL one).

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Re: How to read AU I6 diagnostic fault codes ?

Buy and read the December 2003 issue of Silicon Chip re OBD II (Jaycar sell a plug)

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Re: How to read AU I6 diagnostic fault codes ?

Given Ford's claimit has:"Self diagnostics with memory retention of fault codes and the ability to interface and communicate with Global Ford Diagnostic Testers" I would look at buying an OBD Ford compliant tester from here http://www.jcwhitney.com or http://www.eastwoodcompany.com/ or http://www.harborfreight.com/ Just enter 'OBD' and/or "Code" and or "Scan" in the keyword search boxes.

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Re: How to read AU I6 diagnostic fault codes ?

This looks a bargain http://midwayautosupply.com/detailed...ption.asp?3993 but unlike JC Whitney, Eastwood and Harbor Freight I have never bought anything from them so I can't vouch for them.

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Re: How to read AU I6 diagnostic fault codes ?

I guess my message is:I'm sure you could make your own with the Jaycar plug and a genuine Ford workshop manual but it might be cheaper and easier to buy the tool.

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Re: How to read AU I6 diagnostic fault codes ?

Perhaps a USA based forum member can tell us if this one works with late model Fords: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=46030

There are different OBD standards " GM cars and light trucks use SAE J1850 VPW (Variable Pulse Width Modulation), and Fords use SAE J1850 PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) communication patterns. <Click here> to see which cars use each system." See http://www.obdii.com/background.html

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If that works it's bloody cheap for an OBDII gizmo.

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Re: How to read AU I6 diagnostic fault codes ?

Cool . . anyone on Australia got one, and used it ok ? esp EL's ?

While we are at it, anyone know where you would be able (and how much) to get a break-out box like what ford uses (between the loom and ecu)? Would make measuring stuff like TPS much easier . . .
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Re: How to read AU I6 diagnostic fault codes ?

Thanks for the replies. From this info, and these web sites, it looks as if i can't just hook up the multimeter and read the codes like on the EL.
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Re: How to read AU I6 diagnostic fault codes ?

Right on brother.

Can't have the customers fixing their own cars, can we?.

That dealer job. :)


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