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Old December 22nd, 2011, 11:45 AM   #1
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I've never used one, but my father in law wants one ( especially for his 1994 Vet).

What do you recommend and where can I get one for him?
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 12:24 PM   #2
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Shawn, 1994 Corvette was the first year for OBD2. It should use the newer style diagnostic readers. As far as which one to get, they're all basically the same unless you get an actual Tech2. Some have fancy readouts which tell you the code and what it means. The cheaper ones just tell you the code and give you a booklet to look it up.
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Oh, thanks for posting up! That's good to know.
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I use/recommend them all the time over the guess/check method. I do not recommend using the "jumper wire" method. Make sure you get one that is model specific not just for GM. Know also that you should unplug the battery then drive the car in cold to hot city/highway conditions. The codes go dormant after so many cycles and unplugging the battery will reset the counter and let you see all the fault codes not just the most prominent ones.
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