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OBD II Error message

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kris77, May 7, 2010.

  1. May 7, 2010 at 5:04 AM
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    kris77

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    I bought an Actron OBD II scanner a few years ago for my old 2000 tacoma. I just tried it out on my 08 tacoma and it keeps getting link errors.

    I found this on the Actron web site...

    ""Note: Many 1996 and newer vehicles (notably heavy-duty trucks) are equipped with the 16-pin OBD II connector, but they do not link with OBD II scanners. Plugging one of our scanners into a non-compliant vehicle will not damage the vehicle or the tool. A Link Error message will be displayed on the scanner.""

    Has anybody tried reading the codes on our trucks?
     
  2. May 7, 2010 at 5:06 AM
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  3. May 7, 2010 at 5:07 AM
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    i work at a shop and have to all the time. its probobly not getting power. check your fuses. its usually the fuse that goes to your cigarette lighter. its probobly blown. replace that fuse and then try again.
     
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    Which model did you get?
     
  5. May 7, 2010 at 5:09 AM
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    9135...It was like 80 bucks at advance back in 2003.

    Now they are less than 40 with the sale they have going on...
     
  6. May 7, 2010 at 5:10 AM
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    I have a GPS plugged into one outlet and a cell phone charger in the other...and they both are working...So im guessing the fuse is good.




    I found this out too on another site...

    It says all 2008...and my scanner is not CAN capable i dont think.

    CAN or Controller Area Network is a new serial communication language especially suited for networking "intelligent" devices as well as sensors and actuators within a system. As vehicles transition to more sophisticated electronic systems- to reduce vehicle weight and increase fuel efficiency, on-board computers will be required to handle significantly more data. (Electronic throttle control, steering and braking systems are three common examples.) CAN provides a much faster data link between the computer and each vehicle system, much as a DSL connection provides today's consumers faster data transfer than do dial-up Internet services. The EPA has mandated that all vehicles sold domestically be CAN-equipped beginning with the 2008 model year. It is projected that about 14% of all vehicles on the road will be CAN-equipped in 2008.
     
  7. May 7, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    dtrl fuse?

    thats almost always the problem we have at work. if not check to make sure the plug on the vehicle side has all the wires plugged in in the back
     
  8. May 7, 2010 at 5:23 AM
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    Ity's pretty much a paperweight as far as using it for your truck goes.
     
  9. May 7, 2010 at 5:56 AM
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    ^^^^

    You know this for a fact?

    I havent found a confirmation yet..
     
  10. May 7, 2010 at 6:18 AM
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    http://www.amazon.com/review/RVN0QQ5MZD8ER

    http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-13366.html

    Actron didn't seem to be open with the CAN abilities of this scanner. I would suggest calling them an seeing if they could maybe update the firmware.

    Just to make sure all the bases are covered, you do have the IGN to the on postion right?
     
  11. May 7, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    Some CAN, your unit CAN........not
     
  12. May 7, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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    Yeah I just called them and they told me to upgrade to the CP9180.

    It is compliant with 2008 and higher and includes a USB cable for future upgrades.

    Advance still has the 50% off sale on code readers, i might pick one up just to have it.
     
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