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Thread: Actron reader on 1997 Ford Econoline van

  1. #1
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    May 2007

    Actron reader on 1997 Ford Econoline van

    I have an Actron CP9135 OBD-II reader. It works perfectly fine on my 1997 Ford product Mercury Grand Marquis.

    When I plug it into the seemingly compatible port on my 1997 Ford Econoline conversion van, nothing whatsoever displays on the Actron. I tried no key, key-on engine-off, key-on engine-on. Still nothing.

    The Data Link connector looks exactly the same on both vehicles. The Actron connector plugs onto both exaclty the same, with the same snugness and depth.

    I can't find any info on whether my 1997 ford van is OBD-II compliant on paper or the web. I assume it is as I understand all 1996 and later vehicles were supposed to be OBD-II compliant.

    Any idea what's going on and why my Actron OBD-II scanner won't read anything on my 1997 Ford Econoline van?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    VENDOR - OBDPros
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Does the OBD II connector on the ford have power to it, sometimes a blown fuse might be preventing the connector from getting power. Does the Actron have a power indicator led? If not I would check with a multimeter to see if pin 5 and 16 show 12V


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    Maximum Bitrate fixerofallthing's Avatar
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    May 2005
    Lawrenceville GA
    On Fords the cigarette lighter (aux power outlet) fuse is shared by OBD-II power feed.
    The Car 2005 Scion xB

    The Truck 2004 GMC Canyon

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    May 2007
    Thnks guys, it was a blown fuse.

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