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Old June 26th, 2020, 03:15
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OBD1 scanner

What is the best OBD1 scanner for my 94 XJ. I know I can get codes out by cycling the ignition switch but is there a scanner available.

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Old June 27th, 2020, 04:11
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OBD1 scanner

seems very quiet?

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Old June 28th, 2020, 19:51
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Re: OBD1 scanner

Other than the dealer tool or a hideously expensive snap-on unit (whose model number I cannot recall), I don't know if there's many options for OBD-1 that are practical for the home user/enthusiast. I don't even know if the Dealers even have them any more (seeing as the last OBD-1 Jeeps were built 25 years ago).

Wish I could be more help in that regard, but what is prompting you to ask? Are you having some sort of issue that just dumping the blink codes with the key trick isn't enough to diagnose?
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Old June 28th, 2020, 21:32
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OBD1 scanner

Good question. I have never really needed a scanner but thought it might be handy. The Actron 9690 will read codes and read live data but I am not sure whether it would be of much value given that my Jeep is obd1 and is pretty simple.

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Re: OBD1 scanner

Agree that they're handy, but given the limits of OBD-1 it may not be needed.

Did a little Google-fu and found out it's "probably" a DRB2 you'd want (that's the Chrysler tool), but I've never seen one in the flesh and know nothing about it or if you can even still find any.

This thread over at JeepForum has a little info on it: https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/...ngler-3585498/
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Re: OBD1 scanner

fYeah it's not as straight forward as OBD2 by any means. The vast majority of what you need to know can be pulled via the key/blink code method. I know Nickintime has a system for pulling data from the RENIX Jeeps maybe one day he'll delve into the DRB stuff but there may not be enough call for it for him to justify the expense/effort.

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