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Old 12-29-2003, 01:20 PM   #1
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Hello again fellow Bonnie Owners:

I am in the market to purchase an OBD-2 scantool application that will work with a laptop and/or PocketPC. I have looked around a bit and have seen one from AutoEnginuity, Auto X-Ray, etc. I also have the 2-volume GM service manuals for my 2000 SLE that list very many codes depending on what service 'unit' you are in - even down to the radio, body control, etc. I would like to know what recommendations you might have as to which ones will provide the following:

1. Talk to GM Tech 2 (whatever that is)
2. Read/set ALL THE CODES!!! (Powertrain, tranny, body control, radio, etc, etc)
3. Possibly reprogram the EEPROM for fuel, shift points, etc.

Any advice or direction greatly appreciated and I thank you in advance.
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Hello again fellow Bonnie Owners:

I am in the market to purchase an OBD-2 scantool application that will work with a laptop and/or PocketPC. I have looked around a bit and have seen one from AutoEnginuity, Auto X-Ray, etc. I also have the 2-volume GM service manuals for my 2000 SLE that list very many codes depending on what service 'unit' you are in - even down to the radio, body control, etc. I would like to know what recommendations you might have as to which ones will provide the following:

1. Talk to GM Tech 2 (whatever that is)
2. Read/set ALL THE CODES!!! (Powertrain, tranny, body control, radio, etc, etc)
3. Possibly reprogram the EEPROM for fuel, shift points, etc.

Any advice or direction greatly appreciated and I thank you in advance.
Don't know if you are going to accomplish #1, #2 is easy. Most if not all will do that. #3 aint gonna happen. Check out Hypertech for a "power programmer" to reprogram the PCU/ECM. I use the Autoenginuity Scantool and opted for the PC/PocketPC combo version, it was a little bit more but gives me a lot of flexibility. You can monitor all standard OBDII sensors, and even initiate the onboard test (Mode 6). And now that Autoenginuity has a "pocket dyno" I would opt for their product.

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