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    Guys i want to start reading my faults codes by myself.

    I have a 2000' Astra van, isuzu y17dt.

    What cable and software do i need for this van?

    Thanks very much, Simon.

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    Anyone give me some advice?

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    Sorry mate I don't know myself but seeing as your not getting any answers here i'll move it to the Deisel section to see if anyone knows there
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    I bought one of these:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=250319169747

    It reads the codes from my 2001 2.0 DTi fine. You get free hungarian software with it but it comes with a demo of "OP-COM" which is good enough to give you the fault code and a brief description which you can google.

    Will post some screenshots if you like? Will you be using a laptop or do you want an actual code reader?
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    I can't get Op-com to work with my 2002 2.0 DTi so I bought Vauxcheck which works fine.
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    Knoxvillan, i can use a laptop if needed or buy a reader. I guess a laptop is better possibly you can do more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Edmonds View Post
    I can't get Op-com to work with my 2002 2.0 DTi so I bought Vauxcheck which works fine.

    How much was the Vauxcheck software and is it used with the interface that knoxvillan posted?

    Thanks

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    Vuaxcheck software only is about £30. With a cable from vauxcheck, it's about £80. It's not the software I've got. OP-COM is some hungarian software I think (it does come in english) and it's a free demo version you can download. The demo version will read the codes and does me fine. You can pay something rediculous like 700 euros for the full version and it apparently lets you do a lot more like write to the ECU instead of just read.

    With vauxcheck, if you're going to buy the cable off ebay and buy the software only from them, they advise e-mailing them to check compatibility.

    I would say do the same as Ken, give OP-COM a shot (since it's free). If it works, great. If not, you've not lost anything since it's free and you cans splash out another £30 for vauxcheck. Still cheaper than constantly taking it to a garage to get the fault codes read.
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    Heres a link for the op-com homepage.

    http://www.vezerdiagnosztika.hu/index_en.html

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    I bought an ELM327 USB interface from the same people as Knoxvillain. It seems the serial (RS232) ones are easier to use and also explains why Op-com complains about pins on my car as it's using serial emulation.

    Just make sure the laptop's got a serial port before you buy one, they're pretty well obsolete now.
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