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Your car is OBD1, what to do?

Now you know your car has an OBD1 port (and not the newer OBD2). This means you cannot use one of our common OBD2 scan tools and you will need an OBD1 scan tool reader (If you are still unsure if your car is OBD1 or OBD2 then get in contact with us). Accessing your car’s systems now became harder.

But don’t worry! We got your back.

OBD1 scan tools

What we have done below is listed the common car brands in the UK. We then recommended the tool that allows you to access your car’s OBD1 diagnostic system.

OBD1 Ford: This tool will work on Fords from 1998 to present. Please ensure your Ford has the 16 pin connector.

FORscan Bluetooth OBD2 scan tool

OBD1 Holden (ALDL): This tool will work on Australian Holdens from 1996 to present. You will just need to have license 1 though. Please ensure that it has the OBD 16-pin connector.

OBD2 full system professional scan tool Bluetooth

OBD1 Toyota (MOBD): This tool will work on Toyotas from 1998 to present, as long as they are not K-line. Please ensure you have the OBD 16 pin connector. But if you have the 22-pin connector, you will need an adaptor cable.

Toyota Techstream diagnostic cable

OBD1 VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda: This tool will work on these cars from 1995 to 2005.

VAG COM VCDS diagnostic cable

OBD1 BMW: This tool will work on BMWs from 2001 to present.

BMW INPA OBD2 cable with switch

OBD1 Alfa & Fiat (1998 – Current): You will need to use the cable adaptor set with the program MultiECUscan and one of our scan tools:

Alfa Fiat OBD2 MultiECU scan adaptor cable set

Car is OBD1: Our Final Word

If your vehicle is still an OBD1 (and not yet OBD2), you don’t need to worry. There are still plenty of support tools for you if your car is OBD1. OBD2 Scanz is a car tools and accessories business that provides Aussies with quality and affordable products like OBD scan tools. With these, you can now access your OBD1 system to perform diagnostic tests and detect faults.

If you’re still not convinced or is still confused, we’ll be happy to talk you! Hope to hear from you soon!

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