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    Hi all, my mate's car is a little worse for wear and needs a diagnostic to find out exactly whats going on under the bonnet.

    We've found the following:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Opel-Vauxhall-...QQcmdZViewItem

    He has a P Reg Veccy (B) i think, and we're not too sure whether it will fit. Although the connector is OBD2 and it lists Vectra B 1997 >

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Your then gonna need the software to pick the codes out. For £30 my local garage will put it on a snap-on version of tech 2. Just as good will give you the codes. If you give me the codes I can look them up for you.
    Its a jam thing

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    He's a little short on cash, and it's likely the car will need return visits for diagnostics, which is why I mentioned getting a cable.

    I can get the software easily it's just the cable we need to source. He's a little worried that the cable won't fit.

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    Regardless of what system the car uses the interface should be the same it'll just the the software that translates the readings. If he has a Veccy B it does say it supports it so I don't forsee a problem.
    Its a jam thing

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    cheers. squire

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    Look on ebay for a Obd 2 tester. They do a handheld one that you plug in and will give you the codes and allow you to reset them. Can be used on most cars. All petrol eu cars by law have to give obd2 codes as of 2000.

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    I've that cable. Comes with basic software, but it was good enough to successfully diagnose my housemate's ailing Z16SE twice (first was EGR, second was a faulty spark plug)
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    What engine is in this Veccy?

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    I have a similar one but the 'digimoto' software never seems to report any faults, even though I know they are there!

    What other software is available?

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    1.8 16v @ Geoff

    Basically whats happening is:

    He bought a P reg Veccy off ebay for £103. It had a bit of work that needed doing to it which then allowed it to pass it's MOT.

    On and off for the past week his car has died, won't start, in which he's had to use jump packs or leads to start the car.

    We tested the battery and it was reading 10v, so he charged it and it went upto 12v. Last night he called me to say he's broken down and can't get the car started.

    So off I trek 20 miles at 10pm (ish) to go and help him, jump started the car fine, but after a minute or two the car died, slowly. EML light flashes when ever he tries to start he car.

    So first time tower, had to drive on a motorway, in pitch black towing a car with a very low battery and very low lights.

    He tested his battery when we got home and it was reading 6v.

    At one point he heard crackling inside the centre console, but we can't find where it's coming from.

    Now we're gonna try and get some diagnostics done on the car to rule out some things (immobiliser etc) but to save money it would be easier to buy a cable rather then spend £30/40 each time a diagnostic is needed.

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