WHICH SCANNER SHOULD I USE? OBD 1 OR OBD 2 ?

  • Tiny
  • figurein
  • 1990 Honda Civic

I have a 1990 honda civic si and the check engine light recently came on. I want to get a scanner to see what the problem is before taking it to a mechanic. Which scanner is used for this year and model? And where exactly do I plug it into my car? Thanks.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 9:58 AM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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No scanner available. Obd 1 system. You jump a 2 wire connector under the right side kick panel and count the light flashes to retrieve the codes.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 10:26 AM
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Obd1 1995 and older obd2 1996 and newer. The manual will tell you where the diagnostic port is exactly. Could have 2 one under the steering wheel side of the dash and 1 under the hood. The scaner kits will usualy tell you what vehicles and what adapter to use.

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 3:21 AM
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The honda has 1 2 wire connector under the right side kick panel only. It can be jumped with a wire and the code numbers will flash out.

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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 1:26 AM
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How did you make out?
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Sunday, May 13th, 2012 AT 3:51 PM

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