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OBDII ?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Banzai, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Banzai

    Banzai Space Cadet

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    I found a socket in the rear ash tray. Is this OBDII or some other protocol? My car is a 1999 A4 B5 1.8 non turbo.
     
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  3. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
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    its OBD with a vag specific protocol.

    You need a VAG specific diagnostic tool like VCDS
     
  4. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Yes it the diagnostic port to scan for faults etc
     
  5. Banzai

    Banzai Space Cadet

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    Are the readers readily available like the ELM devices on fleabay or is it just better to go to a garage? I dont have anything wrong at the moment, but just like to be prepared.
     
  6. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics
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    the bluetooth ELM units will work but mainly used for basic data logging.
    Its best to get a VCDS cable.
     
  7. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
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    yeh, cheap ebay vcds cable is a good starting point, lets you do basic stuff and lets you get a handle on the software etc.
     

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