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    Question OBD-II program that reads Error Codes?

    I knwo this might have been asked a hundred times but i am new and i wanted to ask is there a program i can connect to me carpc with whatever cable i need to my car (2000 Ford Focus SE) that when my check engine light comes on it will tell me what the problem it (like the error code or even better the error code and what it means) Plus will monitor my car so i can check on my engine and the prefformance of it is where it will give me readouts of letts say the sensors in my car If there is such a program Can yall please tell me a good one and a cord that would work with it plus I would like a Nice lookin program but its not a requirement Thanks for all the Help

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    where have you searched?
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    I have looked and i have seen programs that look like they do stuff like Show your Speed But i wanted to know a program that dose wat i asked in my top Post

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    Please can anyone please find it in there hart to help me :-(

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    5 of the 6 posts below yours chronologically show 4 different OBD-II hardware/software packages that are used to mainly allow you to get certain data from the onboard computer, namely error codes.

    I haven't made up my mind yet on what i am going to get, I have to wait and see how many serial ports I have left, and that might determine what I get.
    You know the name of the technology, which is a start, I found autotap with google, but the others I am looking at are the results of a here.

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    I don't know of any OBD II reader / cable that doesn't come with software that does this. They all seem to have something that will at least let you read the codes. Which hardware are you looking at?
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    The great majority of "OBD2" hardware / software readers will allow you to connect electrically with the vehicle's ECU and request the vehicle to download it's stored fault codes. The OBD2 software then via a lookup table transforms the bits and bytes into a "P" code and then usually to a short description of the fault.

    It does not "tell me what's wrong with the vehicle". It will only tell you that certain states were not evident that the vehicle manufacturer's engineers anticipated as required. It is meant as an important portion of the diagnostics which gets much more involved.

    The rest of diagnostic procedure is usually available as a subscription web service that most OEMs and some third party content aggragators host.

    Kinda like taking your pulse and finding that it isn't perfect and coming to the conclusion that a heart transplant is needed without other tests.

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    BNS2000, did you find a solution for your car? I have a focus too. model 2000 but it is impossible to get obd info. Did you have an answer?

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    leatherboy.. (ellinara e? ) try www.obddiagnostics.com
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    nai file elladara kai pasis ifiliou. Thank you.

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