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    Default Recommend me a Fault Code Reader Please.

    Hello

    I would like to buy a Fault code reader for my 1990 Chev Suburban 6.2.The Local repair shop dose not have one (I live in Norway).

    What has worked for you?

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    Actually search for OBD1 Troubleshooting here on the website since there isnt a need for a handheld because a paperclip works and will save you the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murdog94 View Post
    Actually search for OBD1 Troubleshooting here on the website since there isnt a need for a handheld because a paperclip works and will save you the money.
    I have tried this technique and it has not worked.
    In addition I do not think there is a "Check Engine Light" on my Display.I have shined a powerful Flashlight at the display to attempt to find the "Check Engine Light" no luck.

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    Hey Mike, If Caddiac doesn't reply to your question, send him a pm here on the site. He has one & he seems to like it, but I don't remember what brand it is.
    1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
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    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
    3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
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    I wonder if you vehicle is not equipped with OBD-I since you live in Norway. Check engine lights and OBD-I stuff originally was a North American thing that eventually was agreed upon and roll out worldwide. Europe 9or maybe even countries) probably has their own standards back then.

    You should see a check engine light during the ‘test’ phase of start up. This is after you turn the key but before starting… all the lights on the dash should light up including the CEL if you have it.

    The 'code reader' I have is basically just like the paperclip trick. It jumps a certain pair or terminals and the CEL light blinks in accordance with the codes.
    1992 GMC C1500 SLE

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    If you can get craftsman tools in Norway, I got a Scanner fro $299 US from Craftsman that has the adapters for GM, Ford, Crysler, Toyota, etc OBD -1 and OBD 2. I believe the scanner takes 2 AA batteries (I would have to double check) and it has worked well for me.

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