Obd diagnostic tool 900 - SaabCentral Forums
*
Home Saab Pictures Saab Classifieds Saab Dealer Listings Saab Forum Saab Forum


Go Back   SaabCentral Forums > Saab NG900, 1994-1998 and OG9-3, 1999-2002 & '03 Convertible (NG=new gen/OG=old gen) > NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning

NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning Covers Tuning & Performance modifications for the NG900 (1994 to 1998) & OG9-3 (1999-2002) & '03 Convertible

SaabCentral.com is the premier Saab Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 16th June 2011
MAB MAB is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011                                                
Location: hull
My Saabs: Dark Blue 1997 900 s convertible
Posts: 48
Default Obd diagnostic tool 900

Hi everyone new to this forum but already have ask few questions regarding 900 i just bought, my next question is, can anyone recommend a cheap error reader to clear and reset service codes etc. once again thank you
mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 16th June 2011
patterson2537's Avatar
patterson2537 patterson2537 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009                                                
Location: wales
My Saabs: ng 900 se convertible
Posts: 131
Default

most will do but airbags and vert roof need to be done by tech 2 at the dealers
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 16th June 2011
patterson2537's Avatar
patterson2537 patterson2537 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009                                                
Location: wales
My Saabs: ng 900 se convertible
Posts: 131
Default

should have said i have one that is "rac" branded but is MOBOSCAN 8500
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 16th June 2011
SaabMon's Avatar
SaabMon SaabMon is offline
Saab Lunatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2007                                                
Location: Key West,Florida
My Saabs: 1992 C900NA /1995 NG900S
Posts: 1,047
Default

Since you don't list the year of your car,you should be made aware that the 1994 and 95 NG900 use an OBD1 scanner and the years after that use an OBD2 scanner.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 16th June 2011
MAB MAB is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011                                                
Location: hull
My Saabs: Dark Blue 1997 900 s convertible
Posts: 48
Default

sorry guy's its 1997 model obd2 . thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 16th June 2011
lms's Avatar
lms lms is offline
Saab Lunatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2005                                                
Location: United States
Posts: 3,369
Default

Search fleabay as I'm sure you could find a cheap used one.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 16th June 2011
jakejm79's Avatar
jakejm79 jakejm79 is offline
Saab on the Brain!
 
Join Date: Sep 2010                                                
Location: Southern NH, USA
My Saabs: 1999 9-3 Convertible
Posts: 6,831
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by patterson2537 View Post
most will do but airbags and vert roof need to be done by tech 2 at the dealers
A standard OBD II wont do airbags or ABS but there are more advanced ones that will do those without going to a full tech II. Ask Frank D he recently purchased one I believe.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 17th June 2011
tooch101's Avatar
tooch101 tooch101 is offline
SaabNut!
 
Join Date: Dec 2009                                                
Location: Poughkeepsie, Ny
My Saabs: 1998 Saab 900 SE
Posts: 315
Garage
Default

I use a scangauge 2 ita around 150 bux but its worth it. It reads and clears codes display engine paramaters and also works as a trip computer. I have mine displaying water temp, intake temp, voltage and avg mpg's since it updates faster then the SID. Overall good deal at a great price.
__________________
My Saab's Lug Bolts require more TORQUE then your Honda makes!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 17th June 2011
localized localized is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009                                                
Location: Maine
My Saabs: 1996 Saab 900SE
Posts: 114
Default

I have this thing:

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/elm327-...ner-tool-28528

Its great.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 17th June 2011
patterson2537's Avatar
patterson2537 patterson2537 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009                                                
Location: wales
My Saabs: ng 900 se convertible
Posts: 131
Default

i had the bluetooth one but its stopped working http://www.dealextreme.com/p/obdii-b...e-dc-12v-42825
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11  
Old 28th June 2011
MAB MAB is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011                                                
Location: hull
My Saabs: Dark Blue 1997 900 s convertible
Posts: 48
Default

thanks for all the input guys.
mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12  
Old 28th June 2011
carbonbased carbonbased is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011                                                
Location: thompson pa
My Saabs: 1995 saab 900s 212,000 miles
Posts: 121
Default

Amazon.com: Roadi OT900 Oil Service and Airbag Reset Tool: Automotive Amazon.com: Roadi OT900 Oil Service and Airbag Reset Tool: Automotive
.................thats what im gonna get for my 900 when i can get it $150 does obd1 and obd2 air bag and service light
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13  
Old 28th June 2011
patterson2537's Avatar
patterson2537 patterson2537 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009                                                
Location: wales
My Saabs: ng 900 se convertible
Posts: 131
Default

pretty sure you need tech 2 to reset airbags on the 900
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14  
Old 28th June 2011
TwinCam TwinCam is offline
Saab Crazy
 
Join Date: May 2011                                                
Location: Southwest, USA
My Saabs: '99 9-3
Posts: 510
Default

I have the UltraGauge....it's the cheap alternative to the ScanGauge.
Aside from being able to have extra gauges, it also reads and clears codes (CEL based, not sure ABS/Air Bag)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15  
Old 28th June 2011
MAB MAB is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011                                                
Location: hull
My Saabs: Dark Blue 1997 900 s convertible
Posts: 48
Default

Cant believe how thick i am , i have a hawkeye tester for my landrover discovery 2 , it uses obd2 interface it is made by omitec have spoken to them and they say it may read the error codes because it is a standard set of codes across the board, so i will check when i next at home, unless anyone advises against it. dont think i can reset any codes, let you know the out come.
cheers guys
best mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #16  
Old 28th June 2011
TwinCam TwinCam is offline
Saab Crazy
 
Join Date: May 2011                                                
Location: Southwest, USA
My Saabs: '99 9-3
Posts: 510
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MAB View Post
Cant believe how thick i am , i have a hawkeye tester for my landrover discovery 2 , it uses obd2 interface it is made by omitec have spoken to them and they say it may read the error codes because it is a standard set of codes across the board, so i will check when i next at home, unless anyone advises against it. dont think i can reset any codes, let you know the out come.
cheers guys
best mark
Should be fine to use.
It just reads codes, no programming. So you can't do any harm with a read only.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #17  
Old 5th July 2011
MAB MAB is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011                                                
Location: hull
My Saabs: Dark Blue 1997 900 s convertible
Posts: 48
Default

oh well tried the hawkeye ,cannot use it keeps coming up with data cable communication error. fixed to landrover only then. will have to invest in a obd2 reader / reset tool. universal this time not brand locked.
thanks everyone for input
best mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SaabCentral Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Car Diagnostic Tool lymm87 9-5 Workshop 10 17th May 2011 07:03 AM
Best diagnostic tool uzy 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio ('04+)/Combi & 9-3X Workshop 5 7th February 2011 06:17 PM
Diagnostic tool JsnAero 9-5 Workshop 6 21st August 2007 06:27 PM
ABS fault codes - diagnostic tool..? ejenner C900 Workshop 3 12th January 2005 04:09 AM
Saab diagnostic tool?? benfica09 NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning 3 31st January 2004 11:32 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:51 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

top of page | sitemap | email us



copyright © 2003 - 2011 saabcentral.com, All rights reserved http://www.whiter.co.uk - valid xhtml - valid css
SaabCentral is an independently run website and is not affiliated in any way to Saab Automobile AB.


Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.