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Old 06-23-2006, 01:47 PM   #1
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I know I've been over this several times but I'm still unclear as to what I need and I'm hoping someone can make it as easy for me to understand.

For the 95 SSEi, to read the DTC (engine light code) do I need an OBD 1 reader with an OBD2 connector? Or is it the other way around.

As for the ABS light, is the dealer the only place to read these codes? I'm trying to avoid the dealer since they charge $100.00 to read any codes. Here in Canada, nobody reads codes for free and no auto shop or store loans them or rents them out.

I would really appreciate any help in finding the right tool and again forgive me for going over this again.

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For the 95 SSEi, to read the DTC (engine light code) do I need an OBD 1 reader with an OBD2 connector?

As for the ABS light, is the dealer the only place to read these codes? I'm trying to avoid the dealer since they charge $100.00 to read any codes. Here in Canada, nobody reads codes for free and no auto shop or store loans them or rents them out.
Yes. Your best bet is probably the Actron CP9150 kit, which includes the connectors.

Yes. I believe your only bet is to go to the dealer for those ABS codes. Sorry!
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well there are a few memebers in toronto, you could see if any of them have scanners.
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Good Point, CC! But that still wouldn't help him with the ABS codes.
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All I have a is OBD II scanner.. or I'd help
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For the 95 SSEi, to read the DTC (engine light code) do I need an OBD 1 reader with an OBD2 connector?

As for the ABS light, is the dealer the only place to read these codes? I'm trying to avoid the dealer since they charge $100.00 to read any codes. Here in Canada, nobody reads codes for free and no auto shop or store loans them or rents them out.
Yes. Your best bet is probably the Actron CP9150 kit, which includes the connectors.

Yes. I believe your only bet is to go to the dealer for those ABS codes. Sorry!
So the Actron CP9150 is a OBD 11 Scanner? That'* all I need is an OBD 11 scanner?
Does that mean that the one that Drifter has will work?


I've tried in the Canadian BC forum CC, and the only person,that seems to have one that is close by is Drifter. Keep in mind people that Canada has 1- 10th the population that the US has and over a larger area, therefore there aren't as many of us to go around.
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Sorry Frank... Drifters OBD2 won't work.

(he'* a Hamster face anyhow...lol)
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Sorry Frank... Drifters OBD2 won't work.

(he'* a Hamster face anyhow...lol)
Thanks Bill......so I'm back to where I started from. I'm still unclear as to what I need.

Crap Bill, I took a double take and reread what you said it small print. And that'* after I put on my glasses.


Anyone want to buy a 95 SSEi that needs the codes read? *#+%
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Sorry Frank... Drifters OBD2 won't work.

(he'* a Hamster face anyhow...lol)
Thanks Bill......so I'm back to where I started from. I'm still unclear as to what I need.

Crap Bill, I took a double take and reread what you said it small print. And that'* after I put on my glasses.


Anyone want to buy a 95 SSEi that needs the codes read? *#+%
My mechanic probably can read it ( he'* able to read tamara'* 95 SE.. )
But again.. he'* all the way up in my neck of the woods.. ( and last I heard he blew a chip in it 3 weeks ago, I"m assuming he resolved that by now )

Worse comes to worse.. let me know if you have any luck, I can ask IF he would charge to read codes and if so.. how much ( he read mine for free twice.. but thats cause we spend enough money with him.. lmao !! )

(Boost monkey makes as much boost from his butt as his car.. JK.. maybe.. lmao)
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People, is there anyone out there that can tell me exactly what type of scanner I need? I'm not looking for a specific model, I was told it wasn't the OBD 1, then I was told it wasn't the OBD II, and again was told it wasn't the OBD 1 with the OBD 11 connector. Then which one is it? Sorry for the tone, but this is frustrating seeing this beauty of a car sitting in the driveway for 4 months.
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