CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON IN MESSAGE CENTER

1992 Jaguar XJS

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38spaceman

October, 30, 2008 AT 6:07 PM

Computer problem
1992 Jaguar XJS V12 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 83000 miles

Hello Gentlemen, I have a 1992 Jaguar XJS V12 coupe with 83,000 miles on it and the message center above the radio now reads: " Check Engine". Is there a device similar to an OBD-II code reader that I can purchase to read the code or codes? If so, what is it called, where can I purchase it, and how much can I expect to pay for it?

Thanks,

Tom

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Tiny

James W.

October, 30, 2008 AT 8:19 PM

Any good parts store should be able to give you prices and availability on a scan unit. Being a Jag owner myself I've learned it pays to shop around.

Tiny

38spaceman

October, 30, 2008 AT 9:31 PM

OK, what is the scan unit called? Remember my car is a 1992 Jaguar XJS V12. I know it is not an OBD-II so what is it called. I did go into every good parts store around and they had no idea what I need. That is why I asked you. Please tell me the name of the scan unit or type of scan unit. Thanks

Tiny

38spaceman

October, 31, 2008 AT 9:42 AM

OK, what is the scan unit called? Remember my car is a 1992 Jaguar XJS V12. I know the scan unit that I need is not an OBD-II so what is it called. I did go into every good parts store around and they had no idea what I need. That is why I asked you. Please tell me the name of the scan unit or type of scan unit. Thanks
Tom

Tiny

James W.

November, 1, 2008 AT 2:39 PM

The only scan unit I have found for a 1992 XJS V12 is from NAPA auto parts. It's called a EZ scan 5000, or 6000. Retail price for the 5000 is $580.00 / 6000 is $770.00. The availability break seems to be 1996.

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