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Old 11-25-2006, 08:28 PM   #1
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I need an advise.
The car is 1995 SSEi and I'm looking for a scanning tool.
Possibly PC based or something else.
I know there was that mixup with OBD 1 and II on 1995.
I went to mech a month or so ago and he said my CEL is on because of EGR.
Changed it and the light still on. I just want to own my own scan tool and need an opinion.
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An Actron cp9110 scan tool with the GM cartridge and GM OBDII cord would work well. It'* not pc-based though.
A pc based option was talked about not too long ago here:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=66666
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Where you at? Might be member nearby that already has one
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Where you at? Might be member nearby that already has one
I'm in Brooklyn, NY.
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With a 95, you're gonna spend some money on a scan tool, because you need "GM Specific" (aka OBD 1.5)

My AutoXray 5000 reads that, but it cost me about 400 bucks.

We got a few members up in your neck of the woods, though. Maybe one of them will offer to help.
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Cheapest most reliable and proven option is the CP9110 from Actron with the CP9115 cable (hard to find, but you can make one yourself). I use this unit for both my cars, including my 95.

eBay is a good source for it. Just make sure you get the GM cartridge, and here'* a link to Bill Buttermore'* writeup on making your own cable:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ighlight=cable
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I just bought Actron 9145 on E Bay for $125. There was one 9110 for $50 ,but I decided to get 9145 in case I will own 1996 or after vehicle later on.Can't wait to put my hands on it.
I just love troubleshooting (don't like to drive broken car though LOL )
Thank you all for your advice.

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I just want to post a update on my "fight" with "Check engine" light.
After the scan I've got all bunch of codes including EGR fault,QDM1 and QDM 4 fault,evapor fault etc.
Today I fixed everything in 5 min.All it takes to put somer pieces of puzzle together.
I bought the car 2 months ago.Cruise control didn't work,Check engine light was on,strong smell of fuel around evap canister.After I scanned the car I was browsing this forum and I saw somebody posted a page from service manual. It shows an EGR solenoid,evapor,boost solenoid all get 12v from one fuse - #5 CRUISE CONTROL FUSE on passenger side panel.
Fuse WAS BURNED and after I changed it the Check engine light is gone,all codes are gone.
The only one left is QDM 1,which I think I will pinpoint later.
I just think this info will be usefull for somebody to fix a car with similar symptoms.

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