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greebo2
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18th Sep 03 at 08:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I just got ripped off 35 quid from vauxhall main dealer to read fault codes
from my ECU using a TECH2. It's an absolute racket, I watched him do it,
it took him less than one minute. I'll NEVER buy another vauxhall.
Can anyone recommend an aftermarket code reader? My car is 1998 1.0L.
The halfords gunsons box doesn't work on my car.
Has anyone found any PC or palm software to read the ECU codes?

I just HATE being ripped off by the fokking dealer javascript:icon('')

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K100RSA
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18th Sep 03 at 09:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

paperclip my friend, tis the cheapest version I know of LOL
greebo2
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18th Sep 03 at 10:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah, but which pins do I short?
greebo2
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It's got a 16-pin interface, pin 6 is missing (no metal connector in the
hole) so shorting pins 5 and 6 don't work. That's the same trick the gunsons
box uses that that don't work eever. So which pins, m8?
K100RSA
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will have to look in my book of tricks, not too sure with your ecu, only really know for deffo on the 2l's, will see if I can find out.
greebo2
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Thanx
Kerry
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http://www.topbuzz1.carenthusiasts.co.uk/info/fault_codes/fault_codes.htm

i did it myself and i found everythin i needed to know on this website its excellant
K100RSA
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damn thats the link I have been looking for!! LOL, had printed the stuff out but didnt have the website details, anyway that you sort you out. will go and have my lunch now LOL
Kerry
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fanks kez
greebo2
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Thanks, but their info doesn't work on my car! They say short pins 5 and 6
if you've got a 16 pin socket, and my pin 6 ain't got no connector in it.
So, back to square 1!
Gareth.O
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28th Nov 03 at 14:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thanx kerry - did a search on paperclip and this came up

just what I needed
CRB 553
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28th Nov 03 at 16:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

greebo, u just have to earth a single wire, cnt remeber which one it is though..its most likely to be 5
Kerry
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quote:
Originally posted by Gareth.O
thanx kerry - did a search on paperclip and this came up

just what I needed


Wolf In Welsh Clothing
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28th Nov 03 at 19:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If pin 6 is missing then uve probably got a car made after '99
You might be able to short 2 wires by the ECU to read the codes but i dont know if it'll work or not.
What car is it?
Dav
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28th Nov 03 at 19:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The last 2 times I've had a problem the garage down the rpad from me have done free ecu fault readings

 
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