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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:48 pm

So can i get a list of the exact actron models than can read KR as I drive.
Sorry guys just a little confused
Oh and this is for a 95 riv
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:09 pm

I can't list all the models for you but I can tell you that the 9145 works for the 95's. I recently bought the 9150 (includes 9145 super scanner plus many of the optional cables for it) from amazon and I'm very happy with it. The price was $214 with shipping and it arrived next day. It will allow you to monitor kr and many other parameters. One piece of advice when deciding which unit to buy, since the obd-1 is an older system it can't do many of the things that obd-2 can. So if your riv is the only car you will be scanning there is no need to buy the most expensive one because it won't do any more for you than the cheap one. But on the other hand if you want an advanced scanner for multiple vehicles then just make sure it says that it will read obd-1 and -2.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:18 pm

One more thing Shawn... Its stated earlier in this thread but in case you didn't see, keep in mind that the 95 uses an obd-1 computer with an obd-2 connector. That means you DO NOT need the optional cables for the scanner unless you plan on scanning other vehicles. The generic obd-2 connector is all you need for the riv.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:32 pm

Thanks for the advice and I have the aldl cable to go from my laptop to the obd1.5 using efi live and I got it working great. The problem is it wont show KR which is one the the most important for us. I guess ill just buy the 9145 or yours derek
Thanks again
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PostSubject: how to read codes on a 95 riv   Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:49 pm

hi have a 95 riv that is obd-I but the jack under the dash is odb-II so my code reader will not link up so how can i get the codes from this car there is nothing wired to pin 6
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:04 pm

billymikea wrote:
hi have a 95 riv that is obd-I but the jack under the dash is odb-II so my code reader will not link up so how can i get the codes from this car there is nothing wired to pin 6

The 95 has an OBD-1 system that interfaces with OBD-2 jack.

If you use the Search function on this site with something like "95 riviera scan" you shoudl find them.

hopefully some of the 95 owners will chime in and just say what scanners they use.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:28 pm

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:49 pm

I believe there are two knock sensors, mounted vertically into the engine block, on either side of the block, about halfway between the exhaust manifolds and oil pan.

Does anyone know what voltage these should read? I would like to test them before replacing.
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PostSubject: will any obd i&ii scanner work?   Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:20 am

just wondering if any obdi&ii scanner will work for 95's....... couldn't find a clear answer.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:25 am

Not likely. 95 is OBD 1.5 if memory serves.. it's a bastard program that no one really made an aftermarket scanner for. It's total bullshit. That's my say.. Hopefully some 95 guys can chime in on this. frown
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:53 am

DEMonte1997 wrote:
Not likely. 95 is OBD 1.5 if memory serves.. it's a bastard program that no one really made an aftermarket scanner for. It's total bullshit. That's my say.. Hopefully some 95 guys can chime in on this. frown

thanks. i'll just go for the acutron cp9145 or the innova 3120 (i didn't even read that this one worked). nice car by the way!
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:01 am

*Merged*

The CP9145 is actually not a bad general use scanner. It will scan your OBD 1.5 95, any OBD1 if you get that cable with it, and any normal OBD2. It won't display the extended values on OBD2 like ABS, etc... but it is a great code reader and clearer. You will find it useful for general maintenance tool of your and others cars. Keep an eye out on Amazon for it. Often they have a *really* cheap one come up. I got mine for 80 bucks.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:15 pm

(my post, I merged the 3 posts above me.)

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:45 pm

i havent been able to find it cheap at all..... i have found the scanning unit itself for $60 which would be good to get if i had all the connecters and wires for it but other than that $160-$170 is the cheapest.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:41 pm

I got lucky and got this scanner for really cheap, with an OBD1 cable extension. Paid $124 shipped for the scanner, 6 foot cable, OBDII and OBD1 connectors. It has paid for itself probably 4 or 5 times over. I've scanned and read codes successfully on my '86 Regal T-type, '88 Lesabre T-type, '89 Reatta, my '00 Bonneville, my former '95 Riviera, and my dad's '04 Regal GS. HIGHLY recommended, cheap or not! smile
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:53 pm

Try bridging pins 3-4 to retrieve codes from 1995 models. You should get the service engine flash like previous years. NO scanner needed to pull codes.
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PostSubject: Which scanner should I buy ?   Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:16 pm

I love this site! Need some advice: I have a 1995 Ultra and a 1997 SC Riviera. Im looking for a scaner that could be used on both cars. Preferably $100-$300 range. Any Recommendations? Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:32 am

im very new to this site, my car (95 s1 sc) and even the jargon and abbreviations used so please guys bare with me. im having the same problem as Robotennis. when i went to a place like Advanced Auto they cant connect to my car to tell me why my service engine light comes on. why and what can i/ we do to find out what a problem may be?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:25 am

They can't scan it because it's OBD I. Parts stores can only scan OBD II vehicles ('96-newer).
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:03 am

adri wrote:
im very new to this site, my car (95 s1 sc) and even the jargon and abbreviations used so please guys bare with me. im having the same problem as Robotennis. when i went to a place like Advanced Auto they cant connect to my car to tell me why my service engine light comes on. why and what can i/ we do to find out what a problem may be?

Read the earlier posts in this thread to learn about the scanner models that will work with your '95. Then if still stuck, please repost... .but read the old posts first please.
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PostSubject: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:44 pm

97Pearl wrote:
I love this site! Need some advice: I have a 1995 Ultra and a 1997 SC Riviera. Im looking for a scaner that could be used on both cars. Preferably $100-$300 range. Any Recommendations? Thanks

Look at the Actron line at their web site. They sell an OBD I/II combo scanner.
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PostSubject: Scanning codes Obd 1.5    Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:06 am

Does anyone know how i can jump the wires on the obd1.5 to read to codes for my 95 riviera. i would greatly appreciate it.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:18 am

Kcclarkjr wrote:
Does anyone know how i can jump the wires on the obd1.5 to read to codes for my 95 riviera. i would greatly appreciate it.

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You aren't jumping anything. It's an OBD II connector, and therefore a scanner with an OBD II cable is required.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:17 pm

Hey guys I have tunerpro rt and I've purchased the 16pin to serial adapter but I don't ha e a serial port on my laptop. I bought a serial to usb adapter but I can't get it to work with the program. I selected the com port but it doesn't recognize the cable. Are there any drivers I need to install to make it work? Or do I have to buy a whole new cable?
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