Not only would you need software for OBD I but a connector as well that
will work with that software and you laptop. The connectors vary greatly
before the OBDII standard. Where did you get your laptop
I bought the software and connector with cable for OBD II from
Autoenginuity.com, found it on Ebay. It's pretty cool, you can even
download software from their site to give you 1/4 time and speed as well as
0-60 which also calculates your horsepower. It also connects to all cars
since 1996, GM, Ford, Chrysler, as well as Asian and European. I have tried
it on Ford and GM only so far. My 94 Bonneville SSEi had a 16 pin
connector, which I have, but the software I need to communicate must be
different, I did try to connect but it will not recognize the OBD I system.
Ok be carefull hooking that stuff up like that or you might fry
something. The autoenginuity software was only designed for their obd II
connector for the most part. There is nothing in common with OBD I or II
that will allow you to see anything.
This hookup you got, I would find out who made it and if they make
software for it. If its a hookup for a scan tool and not a pc I wouldnt
go using it. There are obd forums on the web. If I were you I would use
a google search and/or yahoo groups to try and find help on those. There
are also obd I hookups and software for laptops but they're pricey.
Actually 94-95 are real strange years for OBD1 and OBD2 GM actually used
something called OBD1.5 on some vehicles, it has an OBD2 style connector
and some OBD2 sensors, BUT it also uses OBD1 stuff and talks using parts
of both systems. Makes them VERY interesting to use a scan tool on.
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