I own a Firebird 95 3.8L and I would like to get the errorcode from the
computer. Is there a way to get those using a jumper or something like
that without buying an external device? If not, what would be the
appropriate device? The owner manual says there is two type of
computer but I don't know wich one I have.
It would depend on the kind of connector you have for reading codes.
if it is a 12 pin you can do it without the machine by making a
connection and reading the flashing "service engine"
if it is a 16 pin you will need an OBD II or comparable.
If you have a local tech school or community college you could contact
their auto department
and see if they would read the codes for you. I have done this and
they usually do not mind because it gives them another
teaching opportunity and does not take long.
If you need more info to identify the connectors, please post again or
contact me directly.
This doesn't work on the V8, you have to use a code scanner or Laptop with
lead. '95 Z28's are OBD1 but '96 changed to OBD2 so the scanners might be
different. I don't know about the V6.
I bought TTS Datamaster software and they supply a cable. You can make/buy
a cable search for AKM cables IIRC.
I Also use TunerCat software for tuning. LT1 Edit is also available.
There are also numerous Websites & Forums to ask on:
LT1tech.com etc do some searching !
I bought this car 3 weeks ago and the engine stall after about 30
minutes. I turn the ignition key and it start again. I put a new fuel
tank and fuel pump (the price is crazy for that!) because the old one
was very rusty. After 2 days of testing at a GM dealer, they found
nothing (it never stop!). The only code they see in the memory was
"Engine misfire" so I'll look at the computer when the problem is
active on the road.
Thanks everyone for your replies!
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