Will the EOBD Tools work with my car?
If your car
is EOBD compliant, the on-board computer will communicate with our tools
using one of the following protocols: ISO, KWP2000
(ISO) , PWM, VPW or CAN.
We stock a range of tools including single protocol tools (e.g. ISO only
or PWM only), and multi-protocol tools covering the ISO, KWP, PWM, VPW
and the newer CAN protocol.
The EOBD compliant car will tend to be a 2001+
petrol vehicle or a 2004+ diesel sold in the UK (or the EU).
Some earlier vehicles are compliant - mainly Ford models. Some earlier
vehicles have the appropriate diagnostic socket, but are not compliant.
Most pre-2001 cars built by European and Asian manufacturers tend NOT
to be compliant. Our tools will also work with OBD2 compliant models (USA
import cars manufactured from 1996 on, e.g. the Lincoln Town Car
will communicate using the PWM or CAN language).
Please find below a list of vehicle manufacturers along with the protocol
used with their models. The list is by no means exhaustive, and we strive
to update it as often as we can. This list does not cover grey imports.
are still unsure which protocol your vehicle uses after reading below,
checking the pins used in your 16-pin diagnostic socket will help. Click
here for more information.
ISO / KWP
Most European and Asian manufacturers.
2001+ Petrol Models & 2004+ Diesels.
Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Citroen, Fiat, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar (X300 and
XK series), Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan,
Peugeot, Renault, Rover, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Subaru, Toyota, Vauxhall,
Volkswagen (VW), Volvo...
Please note: some 2003+ models might be using the
models to 2003 with the EEC-V engine management system (and Ford-based
Jaguars, e.g. S-Type). This includes:
All 2001 - 2003 Ford Petrol models.
Some late 2003 Diesel models.
Most Ford Petrol models
from 1997 to 2003 (we have had limited success with Escort and Scorpio,
but see below).
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN for a list of pre-2001 Ford models that we have
note: many 2003+ models will be using the CAN protocol.
models e.g. PT Cruiser.
Some Isuzu models e.g. Isuzu Trooper.
Some Vauxhall Frontera 3L models (with same engine as Isuzu Trooper).
[ 2001+ Petrol Models and 2004+ Diesels for all of the above]
note: some 2003+ models might be using the CAN protocol.
cars are using the CAN protocol. This has been mandatory on all cars sold in the USA since 2008. For more information click
Here are some of the 2003+ models that we have found to be using the CAN
Fiat 500 and Grande Punto platform models.
Many Ford models including Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Ka, Mondeo models.
Mazda 3, 6, RX-8.
Range Rover Sport.
Vauxhall Astra, Vectra.
you are still unsure which protocol your vehicle
uses, checking the pins used in your 16-pin diagnostic socket will help.
Click here for more
We have tested a range of pre-2001 petrol Ford vehicles and found the
following to be using the PWM protocol, and thus be compatible with our
PWM or multi-protocol tools. All use Ford's EEC-V Engine Management System:
Escort 1.3 1994 on, only with Engine Code: J4B
Escort 1.6 16V 1994 on, only with Engine Code: L1K
Escort 1.8 1994 on, only with Engine Code: RKC
Explorer 4.0 1996 on, only with Engine Code: E
Fiesta 1.25 1995 on, Engine Code: DHA/DHB/DHC/DHD
Fiesta 1.3 1995 on, Engine Code: J4C/J4J/J4L/JJA/JJC/JJE
Fiesta 1.4 1995 on, Engine Code: FHA/FHE
Focus from 1998 (petrol only)
Galaxy 2.0 1995 on
Galaxy 2.3 1996 on
Ka from 1996 (petrol only)
Mondeo 1.6 1996 on, only with Engine Code: L1J
Mondeo 1.8 1996 on, only with Engine Code: RKB
Mondeo 2.0 1996 on, only with Engine Code: NGA
Mondeo 2.5 1996 on, only with Engine Code: SEA
Puma from 1997 (petrol only)
Scorpio from 1994 (petrol only) - excluding 2.9L non-24V with engine code:
Transit 2.0 Petrol 1994 on, Engine Code: NSF/NSG
Transit 2.3 Petrol 2000 on, Engine Code: E5FA
note that we cannot guarantee compatibility of pre-2001 vehicles as these
were manufactured before the European legislation was enforced. Remember
that many 2003+ Ford models will be using the CAN protocol (check your
pins if unsure - click