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  • ODBII or not OBDII?

    hi, a while ago i bought an elmscan 327, and recently i connected it, to test it, but i get no readouts...
    first i thought it had something to do with the front end i use (centrafuse), but when i tried it with scantool and had the same problem, i was pretty sure the problem was something else...
    i mailed the store where i bought the elmscan from, and he let me do some things to find the problem:
    in hyperterminal connect to the elmscan then
    type ATZ -> result: ELM 327 v1.1
    type ATSP 2 -> result: Ok
    type ATSP 0 -> result: Ok
    type 0100 -> result: unable to connect

    so, the store says my car is not obdII compatible. i called my garage and they say my car is obdII compatible, because they use a tech2 which reads everything through obdII...

    so, my question now is: is my car obdII compatible or not?

    it's an Opel (vauxhall) astra g from 2001 (built december 2000) with a 1700 dti engine (engine code Y17DT or Y17DIT, not sure)

    ps: for as far i can find on google, my car has to be compatible, but if it is, there should be some kind of label under my hood that says OBDII compatible...


    Greetz

    Dj NRG

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    Obd-ii

    Hi,
    As the vehicle is diesel and pre-2004 there was no requirement for it to be OBD-II compliant. You'll find there is a proprietary (Vauxhall/Opel / MEMS??) protocol running from the ECU for diagnostics, but you won't get onto it with the ELM327.
    Sinclair
    http://www.kbmsystems.net
    http://www.obdkey.com

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    • #3
      hmm... that sucks...

      thx anyway

      Greetz

      Dj NRG

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