On-Board Computer Code Reader / GM Model - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-13-2003, 10:54 AM   #1
Senior Member 8-16-02
Posts like a Northstar
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 529
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
complinitor is on a distinguished road
Default On-Board Computer Code Reader / GM Model

I found this while searching for a new lift. It works with all GM cars (ODB I AND II, I called to verify) from 1982 and up. It won't give you the advanced options a lot of us are looking for, but it will give you an answer to that check engine light without having to risk more damage going to Autozone or somewhere else to get a reading. A must have, in my opinion, for anyone working on their own vehicle.

http://www.gesforless.com/DB-Interfa...7&ProductID=90

It'* only $28.00US!!!!!!!!!
complinitor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2003, 03:21 PM   #2
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

I don't know. I'm going to play devil'* advocate again and say I don't believe that'* possible with OBDII. First, there'* only 2 pins in that thing from the pic, and they coincide with A and B on the 12 pin Series 1 ALDL connector. You can't read codes on OBDII that way. Too damn many codes to hold in memory for that price. I think somebody gave you some bogus info. I'm going to bet that won't work with 94 and up.

The OBDII actually taps into the serial data stream to access the codes. Some of the Series 1 devices like that wil have 3 pins. The 3rd pin is the SES pin, and the device will have flashing LEDS for the code interpretation. That one will only make the SES light flash like our paper clip trick.

Buyer beware.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2003, 08:15 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Posts: 2,621
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DeathRat is on a distinguished road
Default

First off that "part" is a waste of your money unless you are dumb enough to have brought it already! Second it can't work on OBDII systems since the "Flash" code feature is not there to send info to it! Try this instead: http://www.friedpoodle.com/ba/forum/viewtopic.php?t=163
This will work upto 93'*! on 94/95'* you left going to the dealer for some (OBDI system & OBDII Terminal) For 96+'* try this:http://www.autotap.com/ or this: http://www.obdii.com/ if you want to actually "BUY" a code reader!
DeathRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2003, 06:27 AM   #4
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

the code reader in the pic is just to retrieve codes from the aldl connector on an OBD1 system. you can do the same with a paper clip and watch the ses light flash. OBD2 is scanner mandated
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2003, 06:59 PM   #5
Senior Member 8-16-02
Posts like a Northstar
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 529
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
complinitor is on a distinguished road
Default

And this is why I post here... you guys ALWAYS come through with the truth. I called the company again with this new ammo and they didn't want to talk anymore. That'* what I call CRAP.
complinitor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2003, 07:17 PM   #6
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Glad you posted. There'* a rash of bogus crap lately. Even bogus vendors. If you've read what happened with Floz in the Vendor'* forum, you know what I mean.

Everyone look out for everyone here. No wasted cash!
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Board Reader : Bonneville Club jacwashere7 General GM Chat 9 01-30-2008 09:23 PM
What's the difference between a C.A.N Reader and Code Reader Merlin 91/97 General GM Chat 5 04-20-2005 08:31 PM
Is this obd 2 code reader any good? Paulnold Everything Electrical & Electronic 8 02-08-2004 11:28 AM
pulling codes from 95 bonnie , code reader error???? green95se 1992-1999 1 01-29-2004 09:10 PM
Code Reader for 94+? Allmachtige General GM Chat 2 01-28-2003 09:09 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:25 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.