I've been trying to read out the EEC IV fault codes on my Ford Escort
1996 1.6 using a digital voltmeter (see
But unfortunately I get no read-out - does anyone know if the signals
might be too fast for my digital voltmeter to keep up?
I've now bought an LED, resistor and switch - and ordering a male OBDII
connector (which is hard to find...) -- and will continue my hunt for
the fault codes with this ;-)
OBD II should be read with a proper scan tool. The EEC-IV uses the meter
and jumper trick. A 1996 should be EEV-V...
Where I live, stores like AutoZone will read the codes for free...
Hope this helps - PoD
On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 21:02:32 GMT, "Paul of Dayton"
Form his message headers, it looks like he is in Europe
where the EEC-IV system may have been produced for the '96
model year. If his connector is like the one he referenced
in the link, it seems it would be EEC-IV, I believe, which
would require an OBD-II scanner to read.
The manuals I have referencing the EEC IV refer to the use of an analog VOM,
not a digital unit. Codes are read by counting the sweeps across the meter's
And, according to the link you provided, some control systems still used the
OBD I connector. Refer to http://dalidesign.com/hbook/eectest.html for the
Best of luck. EEC IV systems can be a bugger to troubleshoot. Report your
Thanks a bunch guys
Sorry - I forgot to tell that I'm european; or danish to be more
specific -- and so is the car ;-)
But a post regarding EEC IV readout in a danish car newsgroup has so far
been fruitless. Hence the post to a wider audience ;-)
I don't think car tweaking is as popular in Denmark as elsewhere -
probably partly due to the high cost of cars here.
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