OBD Codes


vette eaterr
10-18-2004, 09:52 AM
I looked up how to jump the wires to read the trouble codes, but my connector has leads in A, M, O, & P | F | E | D | C | B | A |
| R | Q | P | O | N | M |

Is this OBD II? if so what do i need to scan the codes, i have an OBD II scanner but it's only for the 16 pin connector.

Thanks,
Bob

vette eaterr
10-18-2004, 10:03 AM
It is a 1995 with a 3.8l

LMP
10-18-2004, 11:46 AM
I think it has been said on this forum that 1995 was a swing year and that there were OBD1 as well as OBD2. If the connector you are talking about is the CAR connector, then it is probably OBD2 because OBD1 (on my car) has only 3 wires connected to the car plug.
About OBD2 scanners, there are multiple configurations depending on car maker: ford, GM and chrysler as well as imports are different....

vette eaterr
10-19-2004, 08:12 AM
Granted, but what OBD II scanner will read from a 12 pin DLC? Is there some sort of adapter from the 16pin to the 12 pin GM style? What is everyone else useing?

Thanks
Bob

LMP
10-20-2004, 03:27 PM
This 12 pin connector is just like mine: OBD1
see www.avigex.ca/plug
You can read codes by jumping connector A and B and switching the ignition key ON, and reading the flashes of the Check Engine Light.

LMP
10-20-2004, 03:28 PM
...well, in fact, not exactly: mine has connectors in A,B and M only...so back to square 1

nicke66
10-20-2004, 04:27 PM
I think it has been said on this forum that 1995 was a swing year and that there were OBD1 as well as OBD2. If the connector you are talking about is the CAR connector, then it is probably OBD2 because OBD1 (on my car) has only 3 wires connected to the car plug.
About OBD2 scanners, there are multiple configurations depending on car maker: ford, GM and chrysler as well as imports are different....

As far as what I have been reading, what I have been told, and also accordning to my experience, all 1995 Trans Sport has OBD I (Some other car went to ODB II already in 1995). But you are right, It has been said on this forum that there were both OBD I and II in 1995.

In any way, 12 pin connector meen OBD I! You need and interface, an old laptop and some software to read out the data and the error codes.

Some useful links:

interface: http://www.pontiac-interface.de/index.html
Software: http://www.pontiac-transsport.de/index.php

Up to 1992 it is also possible to read the error codes via the check engine light, but not for 1993 and later.

Best regards
Nicke (Sweden)

LMP
10-20-2004, 08:01 PM
I do read error codes via the check engine light on my late 1993 Xport

nicke66
10-23-2004, 05:00 AM
I do read error codes via the check engine light on my late 1993 Xport

Well, I might be wrong about the year. Maybe it is possible upto 1993/1994 to read error codes with the check engine light. At least I know that it is not possible for my 1995 and later.

LMP
10-23-2004, 07:53 AM
Yeah I would think the difference in socket connectors (AMOP vs ABM) reveals the change.

ciras3
10-25-2004, 06:49 PM
Hi,

1995 is a weird year. You need to have a scanner that reads OBD II codes and then you need an OBD I cable. I have a 1995 Trans Sport with the 3.8. My scanner is the AUTO X-RAY OBDII scanner but I had to go and buy the OBD I GM cable. When I read my codes, they are OBD-II codes. Don't even try to use a paper clip and jump the connections because it won't work.

Hope this helps

vette eaterr
11-13-2004, 10:21 AM
Thanks Guys!!!!

nicke66
11-18-2004, 04:12 PM
Yeah I would think the difference in socket connectors (AMOP vs ABM) reveals the change.

Yes, you are right. I have AMOP connected in the socket of my -95 3.8, and then it is pretty clear that there is no idea to try to jump the A and B with a paper clip....

I did made an interface instead and downloaded the software from the link above. The interface did cost me about 10$, I did have an 10 years old laptop to use and the software is freeware. You donīt have to spend 100dreds of $ on expensive scantools.

vette eaterr
11-19-2004, 11:29 AM
Do you have plans for the interface? parts list? and cable wiring scem's?

Thanks
Bob

nicke66
11-23-2004, 04:55 PM
Do you have plans for the interface? parts list? and cable wiring scem's?

Thanks
Bob

All you need is in this links:

interface: http://www.pontiac-interface.de/htm/interface/Interface_Meyer.htm
Software: http://www.pontiac-transsport.de/modules.php?op=modload&name=Downloads&file=index&req=viewdownload&cid=1

Do not let the German language scare you away. I did make the interface after Carsten Mayers layout. Parts did cost me about 10$.

Download the software and run. If you need any help, please ask.

/Nicke

Bon@karl
05-13-2005, 06:37 AM
All you need is in this links:

interface: http://www.pontiac-interface.de/htm/interface/Interface_Meyer.htm
Software: http://www.pontiac-transsport.de/modules.php?op=modload&name=Downloads&file=index&req=viewdownload&cid=1

Do not let the German language scare you away. I did make the interface after Carsten Mayers layout. Parts did cost me about 10$.
You'll get the Software too at my page... at:
http://www.pontiac-interface.de/htm/software/download.htm

If somebody have trouble with the Software.. write me... I developed the Software with Manfred.

Best regards
Mathias

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