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OBD2 PC software for TD5?

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by DLowe, Jul 7, 2011.

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  1. DLowe

    DLowe Member

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    evening all,

    I have been searching the forum for a few hours with no luck :(

    I have the "3 amigos" on in my 1999 TD5 at the min, but as of yet no way to check the fault codes.

    I used to run a Nissan 200sx, I never had the comm cable, but there was a way to short pins in the socket to make the engine light flash and show a code, same for Subaru's they have "test" pins in the loom to show.

    I also have OBD" leads and software for my laptop, it works well with my 2005 Volvo XC70 - it fits the socket will not talk to my Disco.

    I also need the ACE light clearing since removing the pump/block.

    and have the occasioal flash of the srs light.

    I wouldn't mind paying to get it checked, but at £45 a time I'd rather just pay for the ACE and SRS corrections as the 3 ammigos seem a bit popular.
     
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    sierrafery Well-Known Member

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    No chance m8... the D2 Td5 is not obd2 compliant ... u might read ECM codes on V8 but no generic scanner will comunicate with the other ECU's. Go for Hawkeye or Nanocom
     
  3. DLowe

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    as I thought :( is there no way to get the check lights to "flash" the codes like on the jap stuff?
     
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    sierrafery Well-Known Member

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    Nope.... not on D2, just on older Rangies and the ABS on D1.... u'll have to bite the bullet sometimes if u want a dedicated scanner for D2;).
     
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    will do then, how much do the specific readers/comms machines fetch?

    dont mind spending a bit on a second hand one, but don't want to go mad, would £150-£200 sort out a used one?

    and where would I look? (other than in the forsale section here and ebay)

    Thanks
     
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    I dunno about used ones elswhere than ebay but if u put 50 quid more u can get a new Hawkeye on any LR online store.
     
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