what are these good for? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-27-2003, 05:57 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 419
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
95neongirl is on a distinguished road
Default what are these good for?

95neongirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2003, 06:02 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Toledo, Ohio 2002 SSEi
Posts: 602
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Jstpsntym is on a distinguished road
Default

Sort of...these are only for ODB I cars. You just plug it into the ECM access port under the dash and it will let you know what codes may be stored. This is a somewhat more convenient way of doing it compared to jumpering two of the pins in the port and counting the flashes of the check-engine light.

When they first came out, they were like $30-40. For the going price on that auction, it might not be a bad deal.
Jstpsntym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2003, 06:51 PM   #3
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Charlotte, NC ________ SEBF 07 survivor
Posts: 2,128
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
aviator327 is on a distinguished road
Default

Will it work on my 92 SE and what is an ODB I car?
aviator327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2003, 07:38 PM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Toledo, Ohio 2002 SSEi
Posts: 602
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Jstpsntym is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aviator327
Will it work on my 92 SE and what is an ODB I car?
OBD or On-board Diagniostics is the protocol that most automakers have standardized on for pulling information from the ECM. OBD I was the first version available. It offerered basic retrieval of codes and diagnostics for those (mostly dealerships) with the right tools. OBD II (available since 1996) has a ton of info available, some in "real-time". For example, you could drive around with an OBD II scanner connected and it could read almost every value of every sensor on your car.
Jstpsntym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2003, 07:47 PM   #5
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Charlotte, NC ________ SEBF 07 survivor
Posts: 2,128
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
aviator327 is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the info.
aviator327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2003, 08:48 PM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,392
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
fuddyduddy121 is on a distinguished road
Default

Those won't do anything more than a paperclip would.
fuddyduddy121 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2003, 10:55 PM   #7
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

Bridget, Fuddy is right. That does the same thing a paperclip does. There'* an article in Techinfo that will tell you how to extract codes on cars up to and including 1993......which car were you thinking of using this on? It'* only good to 93 also.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2003, 06:06 AM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Windsor
Posts: 510
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Red Baron is on a distinguished road
Default

My 94 is OBD 1 but with OBD 2 plug. Are all 94'* like this?
Red Baron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2003, 11:27 AM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 5,246
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
TrueWildMan is on a distinguished road
Default

So you have to have OBD I connector to do the jumper thing. It would work on your '92, but not your '94.
TrueWildMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2003, 02:30 PM   #10
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,392
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
fuddyduddy121 is on a distinguished road
Default

For the 94 and 95 you must have an OBD-1 tool that fits a 16-pin connection.
fuddyduddy121 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heard these were good :D SSEimatt93 General GM Chat 10 01-18-2005 11:12 AM
not good. NOT GOOD. (hit and run, not bad-BAD, but not good) repinS General GM Chat 13 11-26-2004 11:35 AM
Would these look good on our Bonnevilles? Djomla General GM Chat 17 02-27-2004 03:47 PM
Are these generations any good?.. nidex 1987-1991 6 10-09-2003 10:48 PM
Are these good prices? BonneMeMN General GM Chat 3 07-13-2003 03:43 AM


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 06:41 AM.


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.