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Old 02-25-2015, 10:22 AM   #1
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Searched posts on scanners but still not sure which one to get. I have enjoyed a few years of trouble free operation of my '95 88. Check engine light came on the other day. Don't want to pop another $70-80 for a scan check so its time to buy a scanner. I have the hybrid ODB1/OBD2 setup. Looks like the Autoscanner CP9145 is the unit I need. My question is do I need additional cables to get my car to talk to it? If the CP9145 isn't a good choice, what is. My budget is around $150.
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This post doesn't reference any additional cables: https://www.gmforum.com/trouble-shoo...-1-5-a-306289/

I think the extra cables come in to play if you want to view OBD 1
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Scored a CP9145 finally. Hooked er up. Got a P0406 and P0705. P0406 doesn't show up in my OEM service manual but scanner says its pintle position on EGR. Car seems to run fine but no biggie there, I replaced it in '08 and it has a lifetime warranty ($163 @ Advance). The P0705 has me puzzled. Says its the neutral safety switch. Car starts fine, shifts fine. I did have an issue a couple days ago, turn key and nothing. Pulled and cleaned all connections to neutral switch and everything has been fine since. Both codes popped up again last night.
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Just a quick question for ya. I have the Actron CP9145 also. Have used it for years on OBDII and OBDI with cable #CP9127.
I have a 1994 Le Sabre with the OBD 1.5 (OBD1 with the 16 pin connector).

Did you read the codes using your scanner? I've never been able to get a connection on mine using my scanner.

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Just a quick question for ya. I have the Actron CP9145 also. Have used it for years on OBDII and OBDI with cable #CP9127.
I have a 1994 Le Sabre with the OBD 1.5 (OBD1 with the 16 pin connector).

Did you read the codes using your scanner? I've never been able to get a connection on mine using my scanner.

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I was able to pull the codes with the scanner. I think on a 94, you can use to ole paper clip jumper and read the flashes on the CEL.
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Thanks for the reply.
I have not attempted to pull the codes by jumping pins on this 16 pin connector. Too many folks say it won't work, and there'* the possibility of damage to the ECM.
It just surprised me to see you were able to get the codes with the same scanner as I have?
Did you use the external power supply cord attached to the cig lighter?

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Scored a CP9145 finally. Hooked er up. Got a P0406 and P0705. P0406 doesn't show up in my OEM service manual but scanner says its pintle position on EGR. Car seems to run fine but no biggie there, I replaced it in '08 and it has a lifetime warranty ($163 @ Advance). The P0705 has me puzzled. Says its the neutral safety switch. Car starts fine, shifts fine. I did have an issue a couple days ago, turn key and nothing. Pulled and cleaned all connections to neutral switch and everything has been fine since. Both codes popped up again last night.
The second one is probably a historical code. Codes are generally stored for ~50 ignition cycles (or something like that), then purged. If it was just a couple of days ago it would still be in the memory.
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I tried my scanner again, bingo! It worked just fine, got the codes with no problem. This was using a Actron CP9145 with the CP9127 OBDI cable.
Just wanted to update the thread in case anyone else is working on these odd years.

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