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mikejax21
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obd1 scanners?

Postby mikejax21 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:29 pm

ok im having issues find a shop that has and obd1 scanner(or that has one and doesnt think im stupid enough to pay the shops light bill for the month) but i have a check engine light and i need to check it out. i was also wondering will a nissan obd1 to obd2 adapter work because i know alot of parts stores have free code readings


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Infinitiguy19
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Car: 1993 Infiniti Q45 188580 Miles
1994 Infiniti Q45a 240000 Miles

Re: obd1 scanners?

Postby Infinitiguy19 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:04 pm

You need a cable that connects from your car to your computer. They used to be around $40 maybe even less but they are close to $90 if not more. And if your any good at soldering/electrical work you can make one yourself.
http://www.plmsdevelopments.com/images_ ... f_rev4.pdf

ECU Talk is free and can check the codes on your car.

Or if you know how to take interior panels apart you can take the passenger side (right) kick panel off and unscrew the ECU (2-3 screws) and follow the instuctions in the service manual. Hopefully you still have the one that came with your car, if not its on this website.

Honestly though find anything (no matter how small) thats wrong with the car and post it here. These cars were not meant for some people like us. These cars are for doctors, lawyers and anyone that had more money than they new what to do with.

Trust me don't waste your time finding shops that check codes on a Q, never mind work on one (And actually fix it). Unless you find a 300ZX shop, Nissan/Nissan Infiniti specialist or a Senior Infiniti Tech on a Friday just before the shop closes your better off with the two above methods.

mikejax21
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Re: obd1 scanners?

Postby mikejax21 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:16 pm

well thats all fine and dandy but that doesnt help me at all. i have an obd1 diognostic box under the armrest and i have found some nissan obd1 adapter cable and obd1 to pc cables whatd1 i need to know is will they plug into the infinity obd1 port

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Infinitiguy19
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Car: 1993 Infiniti Q45 188580 Miles
1994 Infiniti Q45a 240000 Miles

Re: obd1 scanners?

Postby Infinitiguy19 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:46 pm

How does that not help you at all?

Where is this diagnostic box under the arm rest? Does it have two yellow connectors going into it?

If the connectors have 14 pins on them and plug into what looks like this:
http://ecutalk.com/images/consultport.jpg

Then it will work.

Look I have a Emance Consult cable that only works on my Q with the IGNition switch turned ON (Not running) when I turn the vehicle on it stops working. When I use a 1994 Q45 ECU (California spec) it works with the car running or not. It may work on your car so send me an offer through PM or on your topic, what ever is best for you.

EveBatch1
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Car: A 1993 Infiniti Q45

Re: obd1 scanners?

Postby EveBatch1 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:46 pm

Where can I get that 14 pin scanner - for 1993 Q45


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