CCCUK logo

 ShipMyCar.co.uk

Website Control

Recent threads

New Forum Posts

» Amazing by Daytona Vette on Fri 21 Sep 18 12:00

» C8 is Coming by VetteWeekend on Fri 21 Sep 18 09:44

» 1989 C4 For Sale by VetteWeekend on Fri 21 Sep 18 09:27

» Resto Vette - or - Modifed Vette by roscobbc on Thu 20 Sep 18 20:40

» '95 C4 with LT1 missfire by corvetteville on Thu 20 Sep 18 20:11

» C7 Configurator by c6pete on Thu 20 Sep 18 12:46

» C2 fibreglassing and stuff by L88 on Wed 19 Sep 18 20:50

» What did you do with your Vette today? by FelixP on Wed 19 Sep 18 13:44

» Potential new C5 owner - some basic questions by Le Vette on Tue 18 Sep 18 14:09

» Stunt Driving from 1966 Chevys by Daytona Vette on Tue 18 Sep 18 10:47

» 1966 C2 Corvette Wilwood Master Cylinder by L88 on Mon 17 Sep 18 11:44

» Euro to US tail lights help by julian marshall on Sun 16 Sep 18 11:41

» Mid engined Corvette by Norm on Sat 15 Sep 18 15:19

» C3 Side Exhaust Pipes by CaptainK on Fri 14 Sep 18 13:10

» Presume this is my battery on the way out? :-( by roppa440 on Fri 14 Sep 18 00:02

» [Pics] C6 Corvette's in the UK. by autocolor on Thu 13 Sep 18 19:45

» T-tops - single / double latch by Vetteheadtony on Thu 13 Sep 18 14:06

» Breakfast meet by VetteWeekend on Wed 12 Sep 18 20:20

» Recommended Restorers by CaptainK on Wed 12 Sep 18 12:12

» 1990 L98 C4 not starting by lovejoy on Tue 11 Sep 18 19:28

» CCCUK West Sussex meeting in September by robbiew on Tue 11 Sep 18 18:34

» South Central Regional Meeting for September by Daytona Vette on Mon 10 Sep 18 12:22

» Spare wheel light by fordpop52 on Mon 10 Sep 18 07:14

» My 01 c5 yellow for sale by Celcius on Sun 09 Sep 18 20:58

» For Sale 09 C6 Corvette by John Lynn on Sun 09 Sep 18 01:25

» C2 Bonnets by L88 on Sat 08 Sep 18 22:56

» BBCN Regional meet by autocolor on Sat 08 Sep 18 09:48

» Interesting Article by philv8 on Fri 07 Sep 18 23:54

» Heads/cam by Fraser on Fri 07 Sep 18 16:26

» Carburettor leaking by Genghis on Fri 07 Sep 18 14:43

OBD connector ? 1 or 2



Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyView next topic

Author

Message

Coltstingray

New Comer

Thu 01 Feb 18 13:02

OBD connector ? 1 or 2 Message Icon


Hi everyone Iím new on here Iím due to pick up my new baby soon a red 1989 C4 any day now canít wait. Not sure if this has been answered before I tried searching couldnít seem to find it.
I want to buy a OBD scanner and Iím having some trouble some websites on eBay or amazon say that there OBD 2 scanner works on a 1989 Vet but others say itís OBD 1 only that works, has anyone used a scanner on a C4 my year? and if so where can I get on

Thanks in Advance

Carlton

Reply with quote

gary 53

Club Member

Thu 01 Feb 18 14:10

Re: OBD connector ? 1 or 2


it will be OBD 1


--------------------
LOOKING FORWARD TO SUMMER

Reply with quote

Coltstingray

New Comer

Thu 01 Feb 18 20:54

Re: OBD connector ? 1 or 2


Thanks have you used one ? And would you be able recommend a certain one

Reply with quote

gary 53

Club Member

Fri 02 Feb 18 09:06

Re: OBD connector ? 1 or 2


You need TECH 1 OR 2
I have never used one here's a link
will tell you how to recover codes

https://corvettephotographs.com/c4vettes/ecm.htm


--------------------
LOOKING FORWARD TO SUMMER

Reply with quote

Coltstingray

New Comer

Sat 03 Feb 18 00:08

Re: OBD connector ? 1 or 2


Thank you appreciate it

Reply with quote

leanmeanvettemachine

Club Member

Wed 07 Feb 18 17:32

Re: OBD connector ? 1 or 2


Coltstingray wrote (View Post):Hi everyone Iím new on here Iím due to pick up my new baby soon a red 1989 C4 any day now canít wait. Not sure if this has been answered before I tried searching couldnít seem to find it.
I want to buy a OBD scanner and Iím having some trouble some websites on eBay or amazon say that there OBD 2 scanner works on a 1989 Vet but others say itís OBD 1 only that works, has anyone used a scanner on a C4 my year? and if so where can I get on

Thanks in Advance

Carlton


Hi Carlton,

Another idea if you need to know what the fault is but don't necessarily want to purchase a scan tool to find out, is to use the paper clip trick (explained here). With the ignition off, place a paper-clip between pins A & B of the 12-pin ALDL connector under the dash Image.

Turn the ignition on without starting the engine. Then get ready to count the flashes of the MIL (check-engine light). Sequences will be of the form "FLASH, FLASH pause FLASH, FLASH, FLASH". These flashes correspond to the two-digit diagnostic fault code, i.e. this example is code# 23. Troublecodes.net has a table of GM specific fault codes you can use to lookup the fault.

Once you've diagnosed the fault, turn off the ignition, and remove the paper clip. You can then clear the fault code by disconnecting the battery for more than 20 seconds.

TL;DR - The old ALDL diagnostics bus had a facility to flash the MIL (check-engine light). If you count the flashes you can diagnose the fault without a scan tool.

Hope this helps,
Alex


--------------------
'12 C6 Coupe (LS3 + TR6060)
Follow my build on IG @v8tor_17

Reply with quote

Coltstingray

New Comer

Mon 19 Feb 18 22:43

Re: OBD connector ? 1 or 2


Thanks for that I have tried to find mine canít locate it is it drivers side or passenger side? Or is it connected to something I have to unplug?
Cause itís not hanging down in there

Reply with quote

dm575

Regular

Thu 22 Feb 18 21:56


On my 91 the connector was tucked away under the dash. Remove the kick panel and take a look, it will be there somewhere Smile ( driver side to the right of the steering wheel )



Last edited by dm575 on Thu 22 Feb 18 21:57; edited 1 time in total. [17 %]
--------------------
1991 Black C4 Targa L98 Auto
1997 White Z28 Camaro Coupe LT1 Auto

Reply with quote

Redlevel

Club Member

Fri 23 Feb 18 10:08

Re: OBD connector ? 1 or 2


Coltstingray wrote (View Post):Thanks for that I have tried to find mine canít locate it is it drivers side or passenger side? Or is it connected to something I have to unplug?
Cause itís not hanging down in there


It's above and slightly forward of your right knee on the drivers side usually covered with a black plastic cap, just under the bottom of the dash but easily accessible.

If you have SES on the screen, don't panic or try to diagnose the codes right away as they are sometimes only symptoms and not actual faults.

Drive the car a good few miles, get it hot and idling nicely, then switch off, disconnect the battery, reconnect and see if the SES comes back, if it does, do the paper clip test and read what you've got. Corvettes do not like being idle for long periods and may well throw up codes after a long lay up just to p*ss you off. If the car drives fine even with codes don't fret as most codes are easily dealt with and are no real warning of impending doom! Yes

Good luck and keep us posted..

Reply with quote

Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyPrivate MessengerView next topic


Permissions

You cannot post new threads in this forum
You cannot reply to threads in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot add events in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum