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PostSubject: riviera diagnostic tool   Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:21 pm

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can anyone help i have my engine light on and i have plugged in my diagnostic machine( innova 1403) this cannot read it i also asked my friend to try it as he has got the latest launch diagnostic reader this also could not read it
the car i h help ave is a 95 buick riviera help
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PostSubject: Re: riviera diagnostic tool   Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:29 pm

A 95 is OBD 1, in case you weren't aware. Need a tool to read OBD 1.
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PostSubject: Re: riviera diagnostic tool   Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:39 pm

To clarify the 95 is OBD 1.5, which is an OBD2 connector but runs slightly enhanced OBD 1 software.

It needs to be a tool that can do both OBD 1 and 2 to have the bits and pieces it needs for scanning OBD 1.5.

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PostSubject: Re: riviera diagnostic tool   Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:15 pm

jiom710 wrote:
hi
can anyone help i have my engine light on and i have plugged in my diagnostic machine( innova 1403) this cannot read it i also asked my friend to try it as he has got the latest launch diagnostic reader this also could not read it
the car i h help ave is a 95 buick riviera help


Whenever you join a Board like this, you should fully fill out your profile so that your location comes up when you post. Help could be around the corner, and they would never know it. I'd help if you lived close by.

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PostSubject: Re: riviera diagnostic tool   Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:07 pm

1998 Riv wrote:
A 95 is OBD 1, in case you weren't aware. Need a tool to read OBD 1.


i am aware that this has obd1 diagnostics but it it has a obd2 plug though the diagnostic tool i have the innova1403 is a obd1&2 reader and this does not work
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PostSubject: Re: riviera diagnostic tool   Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:11 pm

Karma wrote:
To clarify the 95 is OBD 1.5, which is an OBD2 connector but runs slightly enhanced OBD 1 software.

It needs to be a tool that can do both OBD 1 and 2 to have the bits and pieces it needs for scanning OBD 1.5.


when you say bits and pieces can you please tell me what they would be i have the innova 1403 which is a obd1 &2 reader and this is not reading the fault on the vehicle
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PostSubject: Re: riviera diagnostic tool   Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:07 pm

Welcome to my Hell...in a way.

I love my Riviera but all 1995 Rivieras are a pain to diagnose. Yes they have the OBD1.5 system. Some GM vehicles including the Corvette for model years 1994 thru 1995 had this advanced version of the OBD system as "test rats" for the all new OBD2 system.

To have your car tested you may try franchise auto body/ oil change places or a local mechanic. Parts stores that say they'll scan your car for free will only use the OBD2 reader. It won't work.

To steer you in some sort of correct direction may I suggest the diagnostic brand Actron. You may find a thread on this site describing the exact model Actron that will work with your 1995. Search by clicking on the Search tab, click on the Advanced Search and type in Actron. Here's hoping it will get you where you need to be.

My parents bought me an OBD2 device that reads OBD1 codes as well, this did not work on my Riv. It is an Innova: Equus 3160. I wasn't even able to use it on my 1993 Miata as it uses a pin system. Thankfully I haven't had to use it with the Crossfire. So as it sits the device in no use to me. Bummer as it was my only Christmas gift a few years back.

There are some charming things about the 1995 Riviera that is not seen on the 1996-99 models. Our cars have recessed radios maintaining that clean smooth end-to-end retro dash appearance. Also we have the classic style metal seatbelts with GM push button release. Really just a few quirks making it different.
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PostSubject: Re: riviera diagnostic tool   Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:17 am

I bought a scanner cable that is supposed to let me read the computer by plugging into the port and yet let me read the computer with my OBD 1 reader, by plugging onto an OBD 2 port. My next problem is finding the port. It's been stuffed up under the dash somewhere, & I have to locate it.
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PostSubject: Re: riviera diagnostic tool   Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:08 am

Drivers side, above your left knee, under the dash.

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PostSubject: Re: riviera diagnostic tool   Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:15 pm

Hello. I bought an Actron 9145 for use on my 95 Riviera SC. It works great. Search Actron 9145 on this site and you will see a discussion and a picture.
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PostSubject: Re: riviera diagnostic tool   Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:27 am

LARRY70GS wrote:
Drivers side, above your left knee, under the dash.

There is a slight chance you'll have to remove the panel to fish out the cable/connector. No biggie.
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