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Re: What ODB2 Scanner would you recommend for ABS related issues

Post by Fosgate » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:52 pm

thanks for the great advise guys, sounds like its worth taking the unit and resoldering it as it would need to be done sooner or later.
I order ELM327 units as they are cheap, to see if they would be able to give me the ABS error codes, if not then I'll go with one of the units you have recommended here. I'll also give VIDA a go to see if it able to connect and give me any error codes ...

Will keep you posted. Thanks



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Re: What ODB2 Scanner would you recommend for ABS related issues

Post by RickHaleParker » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:17 pm

I order ELM327 units as they are cheap,

The ELM327 is half the story, you got to have software that can read the Volvo control modules. Xiaotec 850 OBD-II off Google Play for $1.99 is your best bet with a ELM327.

Here is an older write up on 850 OBD-II. for version 0.9.8, current version is 1.0.

xiaotec "850 OBD-II" Android app.
XantheFIN's "Volvo 850 OBD-II" Android app can now be found on Google Play by searching for "xiaotec 850 OBD-II". Its capabilities include:

It displays the mileage (read from the COMBI) in miles or km [your choice].
How-To: Click SERVICE / click CONNECT (if not already connected) / click SCAN / wait till it finishes, then page backwards to see the Summary page.
How-To: To swap between Metric and Imperial, click SETTINGS (instead of SERVICE) / somewhere on that Settings page, swap between metric and English units. From then on, the new units will apply.
It reads / interprets DTCs for several of the KWPD3B0-conversant ECUs.
How-To: Click SCAN (just like the mileage example).
It has a much-faster-than-volvo850diag LIVE data function that works for several of the ECUs, and it interprets more of the SRS, ABS, and AW 50-42 LIVE data items than the "(local) volvo850diag / (online) kwpd3b0_interpreter.html" combo do.
Hint: In the V0.9.8 release's LIVE data function, pressing START, then waiting a few seconds, then pressing START again, helped me to establish LIVE data connections more reliably to my '98 S70 GLT. You might experiment with a similar approach if your LIVE data connections aren't getting established after the first START button press.
It performs a COMBI "Gauge Test".
It can function as an easy-to-use standalone ELM327 terminal emulator to interactively / manually issue commands to the ELM327.
How-To: Click SERVICE / click CONNECT (if not already connected) / type a single AT command, ST command, or data request on line to left of SEND button / click SEND / repeat the type/SEND sequence until all desired commands and data requests have been sent to the ELM327.
You may also find that you can use it to do the following:

It clears DTCs for many of the KWPD3B0-conversant ECUs, all at once, after a single tap/click -- without having to clear DTCs for each ECU, one at a time.
It displays the Service Interval parameters and allows their reprogramming.
However, you might want to feed the results in the app's log(s) through jonesrh's KWPD3B0 interpreter just to make sure that the xiaotec "850 OBD-II" app's reprogramming was performed correctly, since there have been problems with some of the app's Service Interval reprogramming in the past [and I have not yet verified if this SERVICE reprogramming facility works correctly in "850 OBD-II" app V0.9.8 (or later versions), since my car is still in an active test to verify that the B905 = 5000 km SRI Mileage limit is reached precisely when predicted].
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Re: What ODB2 Scanner would you recommend for ABS related issues

Post by Fosgate » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:05 am

yep already bought that SW of the google play just waiting for the dongle to come in...

Thanks for the write up.



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Re: What ODB2 Scanner would you recommend for ABS related issues

Post by Fosgate » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:36 pm

Bit of an update...

Still waiting for the ODBII dongle but in the mean time I opened the ABS unit and went through the joints, everything looked pretty good anyways and that silicon layer on the PCB done a good job with protecting the soldering joints from corrosion...
But anyways after going through all the joints and resoldering them all I put PCB clear coat on them and sealed up the unit ...Its been 3 days and so far the ABS and TRACS light have not come back on ...
So not sure if my soldering helped or it repluging the main plug in the ABS unit after installing it back did the trick ...

Will see how we go.
Thanks for your help everyone.



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Re: What ODB2 Scanner would you recommend for ABS related issues

Post by misha » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:24 am

These ones suffers of cold solder problems:
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Re: What ODB2 Scanner would you recommend for ABS related issues

Post by abscate » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:56 am

Success rate on ABS repairs is about 50%. You need a good power strong soldering iron.

Marty moo success rate 100%, cheaper than the scanner.

Once you open your own, you will probably lose your core value , too.

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Re: What ODB2 Scanner would you recommend for ABS related issues

Post by precopster » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:02 am

I just spent some nights researching for a purchase. The Autel AL-519 series does not support ABS and SRS.

The Autel AL619 does support ABS and SRS on a wide variety of European cars however according to the Amazon revues there will be substantial amount of updating via a mini SD card from updates on Autel's site before it will be able to do so on Volvos.

I just ordered a AL619 and will report here soon.
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Re: What ODB2 Scanner would you recommend for ABS related issues

Post by precopster » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:21 am

Just received my AL-619 a week ago. Straight from the box it didn't connect to SRS or ABS. It couldn't read the car's VIN either. Then I finally registered the tool and downloaded the updated Volvo files as well as a few other relevant (to me) manufacturers.

Updating the tool requires a mini SD card reader plugged into a USB port on a PC. After you choose the updates you then insert the mini SD card into the AL-619s port and go and scan your car. It's a little more complicated in reality than what I just stated as you need to install the Autel Suite which communicates and authenticates your tool via USB and this is key to obtaining the updates. Also an Autel account must be registered and your tool authenticated by serial number.

I was reading my 2000 model P2 V70T5. (2001 model in US markets)

I shot a video after the update and I was surprised at how quick the unit was in ABS/SRS mode. I read the car's VIN pretty quickly and proceeded to read off my car's current ABS errors. It was good to see that they were the same as those reported by Vida.
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Re: What ODB2 Scanner would you recommend for ABS related issues

Post by abscate » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:30 am

I bought the Autel800 series, same hardware , more software loaded and it worked out of box with no upgrades or connection required? That was several years ago, though, maybe 5?

It does ECM SRS ABS on vw bmw Volvo resets. The only thing I haven’t gotten done is a transfer case timer reset on the BMW


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Re: What ODB2 Scanner would you recommend for ABS related issues

Post by precopster » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:42 am

Is yours the MD-802 Steve? They were pretty decent scanners in their day.


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