REQ: info on building a obdII decoder

is it possible to get a fault code reader in kit form?
i have a volvo 850 19996 model, with the obdII socket in centre console. col

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Try these links: http://tinyurl.com/7rg29
Also,
Here is one for $66.50: http://www.etoolcart.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdIDr07 "Features: OBD II POCKET SCAN PocketScan Code Reader CP9125 is an easy-to-use tool for novice and light-to-moderate DIY customers. It enables the user to read OBD II diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) from the on-board computers of 1996 and newer cars and light trucks. This gives the user the ability to quickly determine the cause of the "Check Engine" light coming on. Once repairs are made, the PocketScan allows the user to clear the trouble codes and turn off the light. Reads and erases Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and turns off check engine light Enables user to quickly and easily link to their vehicle Compact tool, fits in your palm includes CD software that contains an additional 3,000+ Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and their descriptions Tool is updateable, accomodating future vehicles Attached OBD II 16-pin connector cable provides both data and power connections"
This one is $100: http://www.midwayautosupply.com/detailedproductdescription.asp?3352&affiliateid=froogle "Features: Large easy-to-read LCD screen Retrieves both Generic (P0) and Manufacturer specific (P1) diagnostic codes. Can LINK and retrieve codes in less than 10 seconds. On a single digital screen, the tester provides information of:
* 1) Monitor Status / I/M Readiness to determine if vehicle is ready for an emissions test * 2) MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) status -- (1st code in sequence shows which code set the Check Engine light to go on) * 3) Current Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) * 4) Alerts of any Pending Codes Auto-Monitoring function periodically retrieves the latest code and I/M readiness status from a vehicles computer.
This gives the user the ability to verify if the repair was completed properly and see if all the Monitors completed their diagnostic testing. ERASE button clears stored computer codes,
Monitor status and turns off Check Engine warning lamp. Includes a 6-foot removable and serviceable Data Link Connector (DLC) cable Includes a detailed instruction manual in English, French and Spanish with in-depth information on OBD II systems and codes. Manual provides Manufacturer Specific (P1) emissions code definitions for GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, and Toyota. "
This one is $80 http://www.etoolcart.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdIDy52 "OBD II Code Reader (1996 and newer) **Features: This compact hand-held OBD2 tool offers light do-it-yourselfers and consumers a quick & easy way to find out why the "CHECK ENGINE" light illuminated on 1996 and newer cars, light trucks, mini-vans and SUVs - foreign and domestic. This little tool packs a big punch with its patented single-screen display and system status LEDs for a quick check. **Key Features and Functions: Works on all 1996 & newer OBD2 Compliant Vehicles. "Plug & Play" Interface. Connects to the vehicle and shows all necessary data in 15 seconds or less - no set up required. Patented Single-Screen Display. Patented all-in-one display shows 19 vital pieces of information, including diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs), pending codes, emissions monitor status and more (U.S. Patent #6,687,584). C.A.N. (Controller Area Network) Coverage. C.A.N. will be mandatory on all vehicles in 2008. It is the fastest way yet for OBD2 vehicles to speak with their computerized systems. Erases Codes. Lets the user turn off the "Check Engine" light, clear codes and reset monitors. Booklet and CD. Includes manual with DTC definitions in English, French & Spanish. Support. Includes free Understanding OBD2 video and support by all ASE Certified Technicians via toll-free phone line or Internet. System Status LEDs. Color-coded LEDs show quick emissions readiness status. This is great to use before getting an annual emissions "smog" check, buying a used car or taking a long road trip."
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On Sat, 17 Dec 2005 17:06:53 -0800, "Randy G."

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