3200 OBD scanner, which one does indeed work on a end-of-2000 car?

Robbe

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Hi All,
My 3200 is a transitional OBD car (october 2000), with the wider OBD2 connector, but as far as I have understood, the old protocols and not really OBD2.
I have 2 different code readers (one 50 euro other 125 euro) that I have connected to the OBD2 16 pin connector, but both readers fail to connect.
Tried with ignition on, off and engine running.
But no connection. (why?)
On my 355 I can use both scanners with the help of a Fiat OBD to OBD2 cable ( 3 to 16 pins for the scanner).
So both scanners are compatible with rare Italian Ecu's. (Not that it really matters).
I guess I will have to buy a third scanner, but one that is proven to work on the 3200 with the 16 pin connector.
Maybe a simple bluetooth scanner?
Anybody recently bought one that works, and still is available? I found some old links on the internet to ELM327 chip bluetooth scanners on Ebay, but links were dead.
Thanks!
 
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Robbe, I think your car is too early for OBD2, it was only on the last few 2001 cars onwards

The cars fitted with the aux air pump system, there were Euro 3

Dave
 

Trev Latter

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Robbe. I have a late 2000 model with the 16 pin plug but not obd2. I have a similar WiFi unit to This one which does connect although it’s a little slow. The key thing to look for is KWP protocol that connects at 5 baud and you should be good to go. It hooks up fine with iPhone/iPad using EOBD-FACILE -Facile app, but with limited capability due to not being full EOBD.
 

MRichards

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FWIW my Foxwell NT510 Pro instrument does not talk to my August 2000 build car even with the Fiat/Lancia cable. My technician uses a Leonardo analyser which has worked well.
 

Robbe

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Thanks all for responding.
My car is indeed too early for real OBDII, but has the 16 pin connector unfortunately.
Unfortunately, as I have OBD 1 on my F355, and on that car the same scanners works when combined with the 16 to 3 pin Fiat cable. And now that cable cannot be used because it is no 3 pin but 16...

Good tip, KWP 5 baud by the way, makes searching a bit more easy. And I will look into that one on Ebay! Thanks!
 

allandwf

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My cheap and cheerful reader scrolls through four or five protocols until it find one that replies. I don't need to stipulate which one to use.
 

urquattrogus

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Sorry, to Add, mine was a sept 2001, Full OBD, sorry to mislead.

I think maybe with some you can use the adapter cable and the KWP 2000 protocol etc
 

Robbe

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As far as I know and said above, , the protocol is the ISO 9141-2, and strangely enough my Autel 519 supports that. But does not connect.
I can't find any other low baud rate other than the 9141-2...