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Old 12-17-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
colin
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REQ: info on building a obdII decoder

is it possible to get a fault code reader in kit form?

i have a volvo 850 19996 model, with the obdII socket in centre
console.
col
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Old 12-17-2005, 18:01   #2 (permalink)
Randy G.
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Re: REQ: info on building a obdII decoder

colin <colin21@ntlworld.com> wrote:

>is it possible to get a fault code reader in kit form?
>
>i have a volvo 850 19996 model, with the obdII socket in centre
>console.


Try these links:
http://tinyurl.com/7rg29


Also,

Here is one for $66.50:
http://www.etoolcart.com/index.asp?P...OD&ProdID=7207
"Features:
OBD II POCKET SCAN PocketScan Code Reader CP9125 is an easy-to-use
tool for novice and light-to-moderate DIY customers. It enables the
user to read OBD II diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) from the on-board
computers of 1996 and newer cars and light trucks. This gives the user
the ability to quickly determine the cause of the "Check Engine" light
coming on. Once repairs are made, the PocketScan allows the user to
clear the trouble codes and turn off the light. Reads and erases
Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and turns off check engine light
Enables user to quickly and easily link to their vehicle Compact tool,
fits in your palm includes CD software that contains an additional
3,000+ Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and their descriptions Tool is
updateable, accomodating future vehicles Attached OBD II 16-pin
connector cable provides both data and power connections"

This one is $100:
http://www.midwayautosupply.com/deta...iateid=froogle
"Features:
• Large easy-to-read LCD screen
• Retrieves both Generic (P0) and Manufacturer specific (P1)
diagnostic codes.
• Can LINK and retrieve codes in less than 10 seconds.
• On a single digital screen, the tester provides information of:

* 1) Monitor Status / I/M Readiness to determine if vehicle is
ready for an emissions test
* 2) MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) status -- (1st code in
sequence shows which code set the Check Engine light to go on)
* 3) Current Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
* 4) Alerts of any Pending Codes
• Auto-Monitoring function periodically retrieves the latest
code and I/M readiness status from a vehicles computer.

This gives the user the ability to verify if the repair was completed
properly and see if all the Monitors completed their diagnostic
testing.
• ERASE button clears stored computer codes,

Monitor status and turns off Check Engine warning lamp.
• Includes a 6-foot removable and serviceable Data Link Connector
(DLC) cable
• Includes a detailed instruction manual in English, French and
Spanish with in-depth information on OBD II systems and codes.
• Manual provides Manufacturer Specific (P1) emissions code
definitions for GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, and Toyota. "


This one is $80
http://www.etoolcart.com/index.asp?P...OD&ProdID=7952
"OBD II Code Reader (1996 and newer)
**Features:
This compact hand-held OBD2 tool offers light do-it-yourselfers and
consumers a quick & easy way to find out why the "CHECK ENGINE" light
illuminated on 1996 and newer cars, light trucks, mini-vans and SUVs -
foreign and domestic. This little tool packs a big punch with its
patented single-screen display and system status LEDs for a quick
check.
**Key Features and Functions:
Works on all 1996 & newer OBD2 Compliant Vehicles.
"Plug & Play" Interface. Connects to the vehicle and shows all
necessary data in 15 seconds or less - no set up required.
Patented Single-Screen Display. Patented all-in-one display shows 19
vital pieces of information, including diagnostic trouble codes
(DTCs), pending codes, emissions monitor status and more (U.S. Patent
#6,687,584).
C.A.N. (Controller Area Network) Coverage. C.A.N. will be mandatory on
all vehicles in 2008. It is the fastest way yet for OBD2 vehicles to
speak with their computerized systems.
Erases Codes. Lets the user turn off the "Check Engine" light, clear
codes and reset monitors.
Booklet and CD. Includes manual with DTC definitions in English,
French & Spanish.
Support. Includes free Understanding OBD2 video and support by all ASE
Certified Technicians via toll-free phone line or Internet.
System Status LEDs. Color-coded LEDs show quick emissions readiness
status. This is great to use before getting an annual emissions "smog"
check, buying a used car or taking a long road trip."


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Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
\__/olvos
'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"
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Old 12-18-2005, 03:01   #3 (permalink)
colin
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Re: REQ: info on building a obdII decoder, thanks for all the info,

On Sat, 17 Dec 2005 17:06:53 -0800, "Randy G."
<frcn@DESPAMMOcncnet.com> wrote:

>colin <colin21@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>
>>is it possible to get a fault code reader in kit form?
>>
>>i have a volvo 850 19996 model, with the obdII socket in centre
>>console.

>
>Try these links:
>http://tinyurl.com/7rg29
>
>
>Also,
>
>Here is one for $66.50:
>http://www.etoolcart.com/index.asp?P...OD&ProdID=7207
>"Features:
>OBD II POCKET SCAN PocketScan Code Reader CP9125 is an easy-to-use
>tool for novice and light-to-moderate DIY customers. It enables the
>user to read OBD II diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) from the on-board
>computers of 1996 and newer cars and light trucks. This gives the user
>the ability to quickly determine the cause of the "Check Engine" light
>coming on. Once repairs are made, the PocketScan allows the user to
>clear the trouble codes and turn off the light. Reads and erases
>Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and turns off check engine light
>Enables user to quickly and easily link to their vehicle Compact tool,
>fits in your palm includes CD software that contains an additional
>3,000+ Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and their descriptions Tool is
>updateable, accomodating future vehicles Attached OBD II 16-pin
>connector cable provides both data and power connections"
>
>This one is $100:
>http://www.midwayautosupply.com/deta...iateid=froogle
>"Features:
>• Large easy-to-read LCD screen
>• Retrieves both Generic (P0) and Manufacturer specific (P1)
>diagnostic codes.
>• Can LINK and retrieve codes in less than 10 seconds.
>• On a single digital screen, the tester provides information of:
>
> * 1) Monitor Status / I/M Readiness to determine if vehicle is
>ready for an emissions test
> * 2) MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) status -- (1st code in
>sequence shows which code set the Check Engine light to go on)
> * 3) Current Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
> * 4) Alerts of any Pending Codes
> • Auto-Monitoring function periodically retrieves the latest
>code and I/M readiness status from a vehicles computer.
>
>This gives the user the ability to verify if the repair was completed
>properly and see if all the Monitors completed their diagnostic
>testing.
>• ERASE button clears stored computer codes,
>
>Monitor status and turns off Check Engine warning lamp.
>• Includes a 6-foot removable and serviceable Data Link Connector
>(DLC) cable
>• Includes a detailed instruction manual in English, French and
>Spanish with in-depth information on OBD II systems and codes.
>• Manual provides Manufacturer Specific (P1) emissions code
>definitions for GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, and Toyota. "
>
>
>This one is $80
>http://www.etoolcart.com/index.asp?P...OD&ProdID=7952
>"OBD II Code Reader (1996 and newer)
>**Features:
>This compact hand-held OBD2 tool offers light do-it-yourselfers and
>consumers a quick & easy way to find out why the "CHECK ENGINE" light
>illuminated on 1996 and newer cars, light trucks, mini-vans and SUVs -
>foreign and domestic. This little tool packs a big punch with its
>patented single-screen display and system status LEDs for a quick
>check.
>**Key Features and Functions:
>Works on all 1996 & newer OBD2 Compliant Vehicles.
>"Plug & Play" Interface. Connects to the vehicle and shows all
>necessary data in 15 seconds or less - no set up required.
>Patented Single-Screen Display. Patented all-in-one display shows 19
>vital pieces of information, including diagnostic trouble codes
>(DTCs), pending codes, emissions monitor status and more (U.S. Patent
>#6,687,584).
>C.A.N. (Controller Area Network) Coverage. C.A.N. will be mandatory on
>all vehicles in 2008. It is the fastest way yet for OBD2 vehicles to
>speak with their computerized systems.
>Erases Codes. Lets the user turn off the "Check Engine" light, clear
>codes and reset monitors.
>Booklet and CD. Includes manual with DTC definitions in English,
>French & Spanish.
>Support. Includes free Understanding OBD2 video and support by all ASE
>Certified Technicians via toll-free phone line or Internet.
>System Status LEDs. Color-coded LEDs show quick emissions readiness
>status. This is great to use before getting an annual emissions "smog"
>check, buying a used car or taking a long road trip."
>
>
> __ __
> Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
> \__/olvos
>'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
> "Shelby" & "Kate"


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