quote:I'm only concerned with one OBD-1 car, a '94 Saturn... I may just ignore that need for cost savings. Other cars are '03 and '05 Toyotas with OBD-II. But, I'm really looking for something good into the future... which of course could be almost anything. I don't really need this tool right now. Just figured it would be useful to have around when something does go wrong.
Originally posted by T-Keith: What kind of car do you need one for?
quote:That's why I probably don't want to pay much extra for an OBD I capable unit. Of course, I've tried the paper clip trick before when the EGR was on the fritz and the light didn't tell me anything. A lot of brave people here buying high dollar items on Ebay! After I got (nearly) burned, I have a strict $25 Ebay limit.
Originally posted by eljefino: You can get codes out of the OBD-I saturn with a paper clip stuck in the ALDL, then reset the CEL by pulling the battery terminal. Not pretty but it'll work.
quote:The cheapy $39 harbor freight tools generic OBDII code reader I have reads and will clear the codes. You cant get real time data, pending codes or anything fancy from it, just the codes that are locked in. You let it go thru it's scan 4x and it clears the codes. Takes less than a minute. G/luck Joel
Originally posted by kanling: It looks like there are scanners and readers... some can reset the check engine light, some can't.