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hi people, hope everyone had a good new year.
ok. what obd thingy does my car have as i don't know the difference between the two. also is there a diagnostics tool available (hand held) for my car? thanks for reading hope someone can help. ta.
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Your car should be an OBD-II car. There is also a diagnostic port under the hood for further information.
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cool. i know there is the round plug under the bonnet. is this the only diag place on the car? is there a diagnostics tool available?
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Your best bet would be Carsoft V6.5

These are the leads required:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Trouble-Code-S...item414bfc25e8

You also need a laptop, preferably with a RS232 port at the rear or you will have to purchase a USB adaptor, 9 out 10 times the software provided doesnt work or its in German, I can supply working software if required.

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i have the 6.5 disc and a 20 pin cable. just bought and adapter to try on an obd2 tool. david mc, where did you get your interface from? do you have a link to it? ta.
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Buy the interface and cable setup from Carsoftwest in the US, they are factory agents and their stuff works.
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i have the 6.5 disc and a 20 pin cable. just bought and adapter to try on an obd2 tool. david mc, where did you get your interface from? do you have a link to it? ta.
TBH Ive not seen the interface sold seperatly, the set in the link I provided above works perfectly apart from the software which was a bit temperamental and in German...but you say you have a copy so you should be fine if your copy doesn't work I have an English version so can always send you one...

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ok. my item thingy should be on it's way. my ebay is being halted cos some pole-smoker hacked my account. marti5, how much do you want for the software disc. i have feeling of dread that mine won't work. is the item on ebay the same as what you have?
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