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veralum
Jun 28th, 2007, 11:00
is there anyhting I could by to read and posiibly reat the codes? preferably handkheld rather than connect to a laptop

TelstarFlyer
Jun 28th, 2007, 13:18
Yes, I would enjoy such a tool too ;)

Gondor
Jun 28th, 2007, 23:33
Hi guys
I am new to Volvos, but not to cars, and have been looking for the same thing for my S80 2.5D.
After asking lots of manufacturers and trying a Scantool II without success, this firm claim they cover all Volvo's. Give them a try, I will next month.

http://www.ppc-diagnostic.com

Gordon

twojesterz
Jun 29th, 2007, 08:50
Have a look at ebay item no 220125975749.
i bought one and it works great, bl**dy quick delivery as well!
Hope this helps

CTCNetwork
Jun 29th, 2007, 09:09
Hi,
Have a look at ebay item no 220125975749.
i bought one and it works great, bl**dy quick delivery as well!
Hope this helps
Or look at this one:
Linky (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300060791088)....
Costs a bit more but gives live data, data capture and code clearing etc..

Des. . . ;)

veralum
Jul 1st, 2007, 14:43
i sent an email to www.talktomycar.co.uk

>I want a handheld device to read and reset fault codes on my cars, a
>2001 volvo s80 2.4 petrol and a98 vauxhall omega 2.5 pterol. Which
>would suit both? Bear in mind I'm very poor!

he replied

The cheapest for your volvo is the U380,

this may or may not work with the Vauxhall though, the U480 will give you a
better chance it may work with the Vauxhall, but not guranteed.

The problem with the vauxhall is that many early cars were not OBD2
compliant also Vauxhall seemed to like experimenting by changing the
protocol often.

The U480 is the cheapest multi protocol device, so if that does not work
then nothing will.

Regards

mike

Chris_Rogers
Jul 2nd, 2007, 17:44
This will work:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Volvo-VCT-2000-VOLVO-COMMUNICATION-TOOL_W0QQitemZ290133909874QQihZ019QQcategoryZ30921 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Gondor
Jul 2nd, 2007, 21:36
Have a look at ebay item no 220125975749.
i bought one and it works great, bl**dy quick delivery as well!
Hope this helps

Hi
This will not read a S80 2.5D yr 2000, I know I've tried it!
As for the rest I can't say.

veralum
Jul 4th, 2007, 11:46
This will work:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Volvo-VCT-2000-VOLVO-COMMUNICATION-TOOL_W0QQitemZ290133909874QQihZ019QQcategoryZ30921 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

er at 1250 i don't think so

CTCNetwork
Jul 4th, 2007, 11:58
Hi,
er at 1250 i don't think so
But it will work...!

Des. . . ;)

S80 KMT
Jul 28th, 2007, 22:14
I had the lambda light come on and "Engine emission service required" message come up on my 2.9SE auto. I've had the car 3 years and this is the first time any message has appeared. There were no other symptoms, but I stuck it into the dealer just incase it was serious. The dealer had it all day, reset the codes, checked it after a few hours, told me there was nothing wrong with it, and charged me 90. They said if it happened again, then bring it back and they will need to keep it for a couple of days. At 90 quid a day, I don't think so. Sure enough, the lambda light came on again today, this time without an accompanying message. I have been looking at Geniscan code readers on e-bay. One is advertised as suitable for Volvo but presumably they all work on any OBDII compliant car. Anyone got any experience of these, can they reset the lambda light? 30 for a code reader seems better than 90 to be told it's a false alarm.

veralum
Aug 3rd, 2007, 10:35
the u480 and it works fine on my 2.4 petrol s80, reset light then it came on again, comes with a book of codes (only does the basic stuff but its all I need) using code and searching the internet came up with lots of info so have checked the probe wiring and belive the heater circuit to be faulty so have ordered another lambda probe.

if you are close enough you can pop around and I can read the code for you, I am in st albans in herts

S80 KMT
Aug 3rd, 2007, 19:51
Thanks for the offer mate, but I'm 400miles from St Albans. I've ordered a PC code reader interface from e-bay and will post results when it arrives.

Kenny

S80 KMT
Aug 19th, 2007, 20:29
ELM 323 interface came with "Scantool " software. Loaded up OK but took a few atempts to connect. Codes were P0172 and P0175 (System rich banks 1&2). So this works on a 1999 2.9 non turbo if anyone is thinking about buying one. It took 3 weeks to arrive from China but only 29 from:


http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZgloriahou

Gondor
Aug 19th, 2007, 23:16
I'm still looking! if anyone knows of a reader that they have tried and found to work on the Audi engined S80 2.5D I'm sure there would be lots on here that would be interested.

Gordon