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    scangauge

    will it work in my 53plate 1.7dti estate? will there be anything that wont work?
    Mk4 ASTRA 1.7DTI Estate On 126K Miles Now 127k 11/10/2008 - - 129K 28/11/2008 - - 130k 04/01/2009 -- Now 138k 08/05/2009 Now 142k and a broken Diff -- 144K

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    sorry Dave don't believe they work mate. If your after error codes then try the old paper clip test mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZS View Post
    Scanguage will only work on a diesel after 2002.
    Looks like it should work.
    Paper clip test stopped on mk3 astras didn't it?

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    I am going to order one of these shortly.

    It will work as cars after I think it's 2001 had to be be OBD2 compatiable. I know what you are getting at though as on their site www.scangauge2.co.uk they do say something about not all the features being available on all cars. I think from what I have read all the main functions work on all cars, i.e. fuel consumption and trip details.

    The OBD2 connection is under the handbrake, you need to pop the gear gaitor out and push the cover under the handbrake up and there it is.

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    Paperclip will only work on OBD1 models so on petrol were talking upto the model changeover from X to Z in 2000

    Fairly sure diesel models will be very similar with respect to this date - whether or not they retained OBD1 until 2002 Im not sure

    Either way, if its a later model then fear not....DIY error code diagnosis is available



    Early models (upto 2000) - use the good old paperclip method: http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...69&postcount=4
    (ignore the other references in this post as its lifted directly from another thread)

    later models (2000 onwards) - use the both pedal method: http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...78&postcount=2


    Quote Originally Posted by Northam Saint View Post
    you need to pop the gear gaitor out and push the cover under the handbrake up and there it is.
    You're making unnecessary work for yourself there....just feed a fine blade between handbrake cover and gear surround and pop it up... as shown in the paperclip link above

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    Well i never....

    Nice info mate

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    even better on CANBUS models where the error code comes up in the mileage display...same procedures with the pedals tho

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    how do i know if its after 2002 and obdII complient so scangauge will work?
    Mk4 ASTRA 1.7DTI Estate On 126K Miles Now 127k 11/10/2008 - - 129K 28/11/2008 - - 130k 04/01/2009 -- Now 138k 08/05/2009 Now 142k and a broken Diff -- 144K

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