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Old 01-01-2010, 01:28 PM   #47
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1996 SL2
Default Re: OBD II to USB laptop

Ok had the chance to test another USB OBDII from Ebay, a friend bought one and couldnt get it to work on his laptop.

He bought a more "expensive" one - doesnt mean its better.

and tested both on Proscan software -

And found that These both work on Proscan version 5.5 but not on V5.6

And the difference is the version of the chip(bios) The one I have is V1.3 and the other is V1.2 (removable wires)

The V1.3 has more features and can read alot more info.

So i included pics of both, the one with blue graphics is better V1.3.

And if anybody want some good software free, i can help with that.

So if buying a OBDII scanner make sure you get the right version.
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1996 Saturn SL2 1.9L DOHC 5 spd 184K miles (bought 02/09 - Sold 08/2010).
Bought 92 Olds 88 Royale LS - 3800 V6


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