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Old 28-02-2011   #1
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OBD socket location and scan tool

weve had my daughters 53plate stilo for a week now, and the MIL light has come on and the car feels like its misfiring slightly

i know its a water issue, as it only started after a quick de-grease and wash down in the engine bay to identify an oil leak

had quick check tonight and all the visible plugs are ok and not wet inside etc

what i need to knowis where is the OBD socket located

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i have tried interface leads before on other cars and to be honest they all seem to be rubbish and give intermittent connections, so i was going to bu a dedicated diagnostic tool for abou £40 off eBay to give me the fault code and to clear it

has anybody tried these and got any comments?
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Re: OBD socket location and scan tool

Hello

You find pretty much everything you need to know on the link below.
http://www.fiatecuscan.net
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Re: OBD socket location and scan tool

Found the fiatecuscan page already, it does look promising i must admit.

i just wanted to see if anyone had one of the handheld obd scanners etc.

there were a few threads i was flicking through last night that pointed to under the steering column for thr OBD socket. will have a look later tonight.

i see your in wolvo shadyman, i'm in wednesfield mate. i might have to pick your brains soon :-)
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Re: OBD socket location and scan tool

If you pass near my place I'll show you exactly where the OBD socket is and what FiatECUScan is able to do.

Check out the video in post 147 of the thread linked below. It shows my ELM cable connected to the OBD socket, top of the fuse box next to the drivers right knee. Although in the video I have parts of the dash removed for access you can see better the position of the OBD socket.
https://www.fiatforum.com/stilo/2610...dealer-10.html
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Re: OBD socket location and scan tool

cheers mate
will order an elm cable and download the software
pulled the coils of the car tonight, 1 looks suspect compared to the other 3(water damage, staining etc), so i may have found the culprit without the fiatscan
i did notice the 2 of the coil plugs were broke too, so next question is can i put new coil plugs onto the wiring loom??

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Re: OBD socket location and scan tool

You can check a suspect coil by unplugging it while the engine is ticking over. If the coil is faulty unplugging it with have little or no influence on the engine. Unplug a good coil and you'll here the difference, the engine will missfire. Swopping the coil on the faulty cylinder with one from another cylinder should move the problem to the other cylinder if the coil is faulty.

Replacing a coil is simple.

Uplug the coil.
Remove the bolt holding it in.
Pull the coil out.

Push the new coil in.
Put the bolt back in and tighten it up.
Plug the coil back in.

If your unsure, pop the car to mine and I'll show you.
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Re: OBD socket location and scan tool

cheers mate
fixing or repairs aint a problem, just specific fiat stuff is all i need
just gave the stilo a good test run, and my seat of the pants diagnostic is telling me i have a duff plug. will change them tomorrow and see
i've only been going off what my daughter is telling me, so now ive managed to get into it for half hour i can see for myself
will pop round mate if i get stuck with the elm and fiatecuscan,(drop me your addy)
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Re: OBD socket location and scan tool

misfire all sorted now with a new set of plugs, old ones look like they have never been changed!!!!!!

the ELM box arrived this morning, cleared all the stored faults no problem

only thing i did notice is the alarm arms itself once the interface is plugged in!!!!!

not a problem if i keep still, lol
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