Truly Universal Car Code Reader

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#1

I am looking for a truly universal car code reader/reset thingamajig for the following makes/models; 1992 Geo Prism, 2001 Pontiac Bonneville, 1994 Ford Explorer, 2008 Ford Focus, 2004 Jeep Wrangler… and I think that covers it. I realize prior to '96 the connector wasn’t universal. Is there a reader for sale that would accommodate all of these?


#2

Yes, I have a OBD 1 and OBD 2 scantool from Sears. Check it out 920899 is stock number. It’s a little pricey, but it works for me!


#3

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00920899000P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2

Is that the one you have? Wow! Talk about top o’ the line!


#4

That unit is made by Innova. It may be the 3120 model. Check out this link and you will say WOW! again when you see the price.


#5

“Woowoo we wooo”… wow! Much better price. Thank you both!


#6

I am confused. I thought several years ago I read somewhere that newer cars in the last 3 or 4 years changed from OBDII, but looking at scanners, they seem to be stated as usable on the very latest cars. I tell ya’, that 3140 at Amazon for $175 looks like it would be real practical here in Mexico where people drive older cars.


#7

Get the one from Sears. It has CAN (Controller Area Network) capabilities. The cheaper one doesn’t.

Tester


#8

On that Prism, you can create a short between two of the connector terminals and the CEL would give out the codes by flashing. I do not remember which two, but I am sure someone has it on google or Toyota specific forums.


#9

I think CAN must be what I was asking about. All the models from that company, at Amazon, show CAN compatibility on a chart on the 3120.


#10

You can program your laptop to act as a scanner with the correct interface cable…Cables and programs available on eBay, some for under $20…


#11

My Diablosport Preadator tuner can also function as an OBDII scanner for any OBDII car. I’ve pulled codes off of Volvos,Toyotas,Fords,etc. It doesn’t do OBDI though.