What Does My Car Have OBD-II?

All cars and light trucks built and sold in the United States after January 1, 1996 were required to be OBD II equipped. In general, this means all 1996 model year cars and light trucks are compliant, even if built in late 1995. Two factors will show if your vehicle is definitely OBD II equipped:…

List of OBD-II ELM327 Scan Tool compatible vehicles

Vendor Model Engine Years Fuel Protocol Comments Source Abarth 500 1.4 Turbo 2008 – Gas CAN 29bit 500kb – 1 Alfa Romeo 146 1.9 Jtdm 2006 – Diesel KWP FAST – 1 Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 2002 – Gas KWP FAST – 1 Alfa Romeo 147 1.9 Jtd 2001 – 2004 Diesel ISO 9141 –…

What is the difference between OBD1 and OBD2 auto?

The first generation of OBD systems – known as “OBD1” – was introduced in 1981. Because each vehicle manufacturer developed its own system, there was no standardization among this generation of technology. As a result, manufacturer-specific OBD I systems required a variety of diagnostic software and hardware. In general, OBD1 vehicles were built through model…

OBDII FAQ

What does my Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) mean? Each DTC indicates the type of fault and the area of the OBD-ii and power train/emission control system where the fault is located. When a problem occurs which may cause the vehicles emissions to exceed applicable standards, the OBD-ii system identifies the failure with a specific DTC,…

OBD-II Codes Frequently asked Questions

1.    How do I check which Protocol I need? It is possible to check which protocol your vehicle is using by checking the OBD2 connector on the vehicle. ISO: Must have pin 7 and pin 15 in use. PWM: Must have pin 2 and pin 10 in use. VPW: Must have pin 2 in use….

How to Setup Mercedes-Benz key with AK500+ with SKC?

The steps to make new Mercedes Benz key with AK500+ with SKC: -Remove EIS -Desolder CPU 1 from EIS -Read data from EIS – CPU 1 -Save -Close AK500+ -Open SKC Calculator -Download the bin file -Select keys for calculating result -Calculate keys (About 7-10 minutes) -Close SKC Calculator -Open AK500+ again -Click Step 4…

How to Use Auto OBD-II Tools to Monitor Your Car?

The Super Slim ELM 327 USB OBD-ii can be connected with your car’s computer to monitor the status of the car. It can be used in the monitoring of various data such as Exact Throttle Position, Rate of the Air Flow, Load Value Calculation, Temperature of the coolant, RPM of the Engine, Fuel Pressure, Intake Air Temperature, Pressure…

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CAR IS COVERED BY WARRANTY?

Federal law requires that the emission control systems on 1995 and newer model year vehicles be warranted for a minimum of two years or 24,000 miles. Warranty coverage for the on-board computer and catalytic converter (only) is extended to eight years or 80,000 miles for these same vehicles. Many automakers provide extended warranty coverage beyond…

How to Read 525 BMW OBD-II Diagnostic Codes?

As we know all cars included BMW‘s diagnostic OBD codes can be accessed through the car’s data link connection (DLC). For 5 series BMW’s manufactured in 2009, this outlet is under the steering wheel and to the far left. You will have to remove a cover to get to it. You can retrieve the BMW…

How to use an OBD-ii Scan Tool on older GM vehicle?

As Brian alluded to in his comment, in most cases it will not work. You have to have a reader which will read OBD-I. Some readers, like the Innova 3140 will read both, and comes with all of the adapters to attach to the “older” vehicles. Brian also stated about the change to OBD-II. In…

OBDII / DTC / TROUBLE CODES For equipped GM vehicles

All cars and light trucks built and sold in the United States after January 1, 1996 were required to be OBD II equipped. In general, this means all 1996 model year cars and light trucks are compliant, even if built in late 1995. Some 1995 model year vehicles are also equipped with OBDII – although…

What’s worth getting an OBD2 scanning tool?

If you’re not sure why you would need one then no, it would not be a good purchase. You would be much better off telling us what’s happening with your car: we might be able to be of assistance given some information on specific symptoms. The on-board diagnostic port will look something like this: It…

What is The OBD-II Protocols?

There are five different OBD-II communication protocols: J1850 PWM J1850 VPW ISO9141 ISO14230 CAN Well, generally you will need to know which protocol you have when you buy a code reader or OBD-II tool. Sometimes manufacturers label the products for Ford, GM, etc. so it may be easy. However here is the quick way to…

How to install Renault CAN Clip Renault OBD-II Car Diagnostic Tool?

Renault CAN Clip Communicate Interface is multiple languages. Renault OBD auto diagnostic tool Can support many function. Super CAN Clip v129 Can clip scanner Clip for renault car Before installing auto diagnostic obd share you please do the following steps: Renault CAN Clip Multilanguage 1. Uninstall previous version of Renault CAN-Clip if you have 2. IF your 1st installation:…

How to Install ELM327 USB Cable on Windows and OBD-II Software?

This article will guide you how to install ELM327 USB cable/scanner on your Windows computer. It will then work with OBD2 software (like award-winning TOAD) and your car. (If you don’t do this, then OBD software is not going to work. So it’s CRUCIAL that you follow below steps).  STEP 1: Download and Install Latest ELM-327…

How to Using an Obd-ii Scan Tool to Diagnose Your Car?

It’s state inspection time and you’re ready to leave bright and early for the inspection station with the family’s ’98 minivan. You’re starting the day in a less than jovial mood because your daughter said “the light came on” last night on the way home. She said she threw a few dollars of gas into the…

P0714 Error Code Diagnostic Procedure

P0714 Theory of Operation The temperature sensor is used to sense the temperature of the transmission fluid. Transmission fluid temperature can affect shift quality, torque converter operation and when or if some diagnostics are run. A failed temperature sensor could affect the OBD diagnostics. If a problem occurs in the transmission temperature sensor circuit, transmission…

P0714 Error Code Diagnostic Procedure

P0605 Theory of Operation: After the controller is reset, the microprocessor checks the integrity of the program memory (ROM). A checksum is calculated by adding all used bytes in the program memory. The sum should be the same as a known constant stored in memory. MIL on after 10 seconds of vehicle operation and transmission…

P0605 Error Code Diagnostic Procedure

P1713-RESTRICTED MANUAL VALVE IN T2 RANGE For a complete wiring diagram Refer to Section 8W. When Monitored: Ignition on, engine running with the gear shift selector in a valid forward gear. Set Condition:This DTC sets whenever Transmission control system detects the manual valve is in the T2 range when it should be in OD. This…

How to Fix P0171 and P0174 OBD-II Codes?

P0171 and P0174 indicate a LEAN fuel condition (too much air and not enough fuel). 1. The first thing to check for is any vacuum leaks around the intake manifold (the gasket seams, vacuum fittings and hoses). Leaks here are very common. 2. The next most likely possibility would be a dirty mass airflow sensor….