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2001 VX Berlina OBD Scanner

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by Shane Lawrence, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Shane Lawrence

    Shane Lawrence New Member

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    Hi all I'm trying to purchase an OBD Diagnostic Scanner for my 2001 Berlina, but sick of chasing up I have drive train fault I would like to find out what it is.
    Cheers Shane
     
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    Ebay would be the cheapest for a obd 2 scanner around 50 will get you a good one, It could be anything sending it off, o2 sensor to airflow sensor or many other possibilities you need the code to pin point it.
     
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    Agree with BlackVXGTS, EC one is the go. I could be wrong but I didn't think that an OBD II worked on a VX anyway, unless it is a V8? I have the EC AED and it is great you can do a lot more with AED than you can with most scan tools, unless you buy a Snap On which can also operate certain parts in the trans without the engine running. IIRC the AED gives you trans data that might help diagnose a faulty valve body. The Snap On can do this too but works in a different way.
     
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    Pretty sure an OBD II won't work on a VX V6.
     
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    Tested. Can confirm, doesn't work.
     
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    Yup?
    Sure does, I have a mate of mine that has a VX II Super6 Calais, did a scan on it, and programmed 2 replacement Genuine Key Heads, and it work perfectly.
     
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    Tech II or OBD II?
     
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    When we used one on my car, which was either a VT or a VX, I can't remember which one I was driving at the time, it didn't just flat out not work, but a lot of the functions didn't work at all, and of those that did return data, it didn't make sense or couldn't have been right.
    That said, they're like $5 online now with free shipping, so if you can wait two weeks, give it a go.
    Personally, I'd find a decent mechanic and have them throw their Tech 2 on for you. It'll take 5 minutes and might cost you $50 but it'd be accurate.
     
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    At the time, I had a Autel MS708 but sold that and upgraded, but did the 2 Key Heads on the VX II Super6 before I sold it.
    And programmed in 1 new Key Head on my VY Super6 with my MS908P, both Autel units worked well.
    Where I did program in my VE everyday key as the old one died overnight, transmitter lost range, and it wasn’t the battery, as I replaced the battery.
    I bit the bullet and just purchased a new Key and had it cut to code, received it and programmed it, all god now.
    PS: I have recently purchased a Tech 2, and had a bit of play with the menus, it works great, a bit of practice and hopefully I will be up to speed.
     
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    Thanks for the advise sorry for late response still trying to navigate on here I just joined. I think I will have to take to some one I just purchased the car 200,000 on clock not a speck of rust I'm impressed with it's condition so I will do my best to keep that way.
     
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    Cheers all for response I know the OBD 11 is no good that is why I thought the first version OBD was the go but thanks for suggestions I will check out. The reason I wanted one is that I don't rate mechanics anymore???
     
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    How accurate is checking the codes by bridging 5 and 6 pin with a paperclip i checked it this way few years ago and got code 12 and just now checked it again and still code 12 I thought for sure i'd get a code.
     
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    only a scan tool will show the real faults
     
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    I think without spending 500 plus on tech 2 scanner this is the closest you can get under $100, supercheap scans and prints out your cars details for around 50, also if you do bridge your 5 and 6 im sure the engine light flashers 12x before it gives out the code,
     
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    Is that all Supercheaps? Good to know.
    I was quietly impressed by the nifty little gadget the guy in the video had knocked up too.
     
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    Called be 65 for the print out and 50 to just to scan and reset, I have a tool I got from ebay years ago that plugs into your obd it resets the Air bag light to remove it, it also does other things comes with cd and lead which connects to your laptop but to use full function you have to pay. Check them out on ebay, https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...161570877028&usg=AOvVaw24Z_zbPdkGfxEyfVAy8XVW
     
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    Hahaha did you see my pic ← ? I sell stickers of that on ebay.
    If I knew where it was I'd put it up on Dropbox or something for people to download, but when I bought the scanner I tried years ago it came with a CD full of pirated full-version programs that performed all kinds of scans and produced all sorts of reports. You could save yourself quite a few $$ by spending $5 or $10 on a cheapo scanner from China (that's the important bit - has to come from there, no one over here will send you pirate software) that won't work in your car, but will hook you up with hundreds of dollars worth of software. Unethical? Maybe. Really
    ᵷնᵎʞɔŋɈ handy? Yes. I don't have time right now, but if you're interested I'll find somewhere online later where you can get one of those.
     

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