Can a shop hook up to OBD I - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Discussions > General Car Chat Lounge

General Car Chat Lounge Discussion Forum relating to nonspecific Ford Focus models, car purchasing, auto industry news and any car talk.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-20-2009, 01:03 AM   #1
Focus Addict
 
myfocusrocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Fan#: 46135
Location: Olympia, WA
What I Drive: 2014 Ingot Silver ST3

Posts: 1,105
Points 5,449, Level 47
Points: 5,449, Level: 47 Points: 5,449, Level: 47 Points: 5,449, Level: 47
Level Up 50% Completed
Level up: 50% Level up: 50% Level up: 50%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 5 myfocusrocks Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
Can a shop hook up to OBD I

My brother wants to get codes for his 1990 Chevy Silverado 2500, but being a 90, wouldnt it be OBD I? If I remember correctly, shops cant pull codes for that can they? Cant they only hook up to OBD II?

Anyone know where I can find a codes list for this truck, lol. Google has been no help to me.

Thanks -Dennis


__________________
My car: 2014 Focus ST3
My Moms: 2009 Sangria SES Sedan
My Bro's: 04 Silver ZX5 SVT EAP
Team Duratec # 136
RIFF Crew
myfocusrocks is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-20-2009, 02:14 AM   #2
Focus Addict
 
kritter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Fan#: 57698
Location: Beggin for cheese in Dalston, ID
What I Drive: 2002 Sonic Blue SVT

Posts: 835
FF Reputation: 7 kritter Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
They should be able to hook up. My brother has an 88 toyota pickup that was in the shop last fall and the shop was pulling codes off of it.

Even some of the more expensive handheld OBDII tools at like autozone (actron) have adapters so that they can be hooked up to an OBDI vehicle...
__________________
2002 SONIC BLUE SVT #3966
Performance & Handling: JR HFC, CFM dogbone, K&N panel filter, Eibach Pro-kit, Auto-X-ZTS RSB set to 24mm.
Exterior: ST170s & Euro Grill, White EAPs, more to come.
kritter is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2009, 02:27 AM   #3
Focus Fanatic
 
Trey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Fan#: 20518
Location: Austin, TX
What I Drive: which one? hahaha

Posts: 2,549
FF Reputation: 8 Trey Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
A mechanics shop should be able to, an autozone or something like that won't be able to.
Trey is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2009, 02:41 AM   #4
Focus Addict
 
kritter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Fan#: 57698
Location: Beggin for cheese in Dalston, ID
What I Drive: 2002 Sonic Blue SVT

Posts: 835
FF Reputation: 7 kritter Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
http://www.actron.com/product_detail.php?pid=16150

^^^ Example of actron scanner that is OBD I compatible that autozone sells.

Was not saying that whatever autozone uses to scan cars was an OBD I compatible piece...

Just spreading the word that you can get an OBD II device that also has the ability to pull codes (with correct adapter) from and OBD I equipped vehicle.
__________________
2002 SONIC BLUE SVT #3966
Performance & Handling: JR HFC, CFM dogbone, K&N panel filter, Eibach Pro-kit, Auto-X-ZTS RSB set to 24mm.
Exterior: ST170s & Euro Grill, White EAPs, more to come.
kritter is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2009, 04:53 AM   #5
C2H5OH
 
iminhell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Fan#: 36222
Location: Darwin, MN
What I Drive: 2000 & 2001 ZX3's

Posts: 11,088
Points 19,792, Level 88
Points: 19,792, Level: 88 Points: 19,792, Level: 88 Points: 19,792, Level: 88
Level Up 89% Completed
Level up: 89% Level up: 89% Level up: 89%
Forum Activity 19%
Activity: 19% Activity: 19% Activity: 19%
FF Reputation: 54 iminhell Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
Should be able to retrieve them for free.

http://www.freeautomechanic.com/diag...blecodes5.html

search for the correct code meanings but the process should be the same, OBD is standardized.
__________________
121,000 members and still no sponsored racing.
iminhell is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2009, 06:53 PM   #6
Focus Enthusiast
 
ShamrockSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Fan#: 47719
Location: Glendale, AZ
What I Drive: 2011 Ford Fiesta SE

Posts: 3,002
FF Reputation: 72 ShamrockSVT Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
I'm going to move this to Ford focus and gen car chat for better exsposure.
__________________
ShamrockSVT: Doing my part
ShamrockSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2009, 06:56 PM   #7
Focus Enthusiast
 
Quisman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Fan#: 4272
Location: Springfield, VT
What I Drive: 02 Red SVT / 06 F350 King Ranch

Posts: 508
FF Reputation: 2 Quisman Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
I had an 88 GMC....not sure if that is OBD I or anything but all you had to do was jumper two pins and read the number of check engine blinks and go from there.
Am I helping at all ? lol.
__________________
01 yellow zx3 - Gone **04 silver spi LX - Gone **03 Pitch Black Powerworks SVT - Gone **02 Sonic Blue SVT project - Gone **02 infra-red svt, cai, 2" drop.
Quisman is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2009, 08:20 PM   #8
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Fan#: 57221
Location: Clearfield, UT
What I Drive: 2002 Toreador Red SE Sedan

Posts: 459
FF Reputation: 5 wsigo Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Check out the link iminhell posted. It's really easy to check the codes. Any jumper will work: paperclip, small wire, whatever. Auto Zone used to (might still) give you a 'key' for free. Just a piece of metal with two prongs that you put into the obd connector.

Jumper the pins, turn ignition to run. Engine light will flash once, pause, flash twice. This is a code 12 which just means the computer is in diagnostic mode. You will get this code three times, with a little longer pause in between each set of one, two flashes.

After you get code 12 three times, then it will give you whatever codes are stored, in the same format. Say for code 46 you'll get four flashes, short pause, six flashes, etc. etc.

Also most (if not all) vehicles '96 and after, are OBDII. There were a few before 96, but not the '90 Chevy in question.
wsigo is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2009, 08:21 PM   #9
Focus Addict
 
daveyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Fan#: 61480
Location: Port Orchard, WA, WA
What I Drive: 06 Mustang GT, 09 Focus SE

Posts: 1,462
Points 2,984, Level 33
Points: 2,984, Level: 33 Points: 2,984, Level: 33 Points: 2,984, Level: 33
Level Up 56% Completed
Level up: 56% Level up: 56% Level up: 56%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 7 daveyboy Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
any good shop will beable to read OBD1. I have found that OBD 2 vehicles are much less confusing to diagnos. But still not hard if You know what you are doing
__________________
Hard work never hurt anyone, but why take a chance
Quote:
Originally Posted by ranger_mclaren View Post
Wheel gap is like a vagina the more fingers you can fit in the worse it is.
daveyboy is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shop almost completed.... *Update* Random North West Fanatics 23 04-08-2009 08:57 PM
OBD II only emission test... metallicanick78 DURATEC Performance (2003-2007) 11 03-03-2009 03:27 PM
Body Shop Damaged My Focus. Tunda Tex General Car Chat Lounge 4 06-28-2005 04:43 AM
Obd 2 Scanner For Sale Or Psossible Trades? ZXRR BST Archive 4 04-03-2005 04:50 PM
New Focus - rear hook for trailer emoreira General Technical Chat 0 07-29-2004 10:15 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57 AM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1