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ODBC 1 scanner exist for 850? Live data ? 850 1995

I get no error code with the little black box 1-6 on the pass side (1,1,1 i recall) but live data might be good. It might tell me that the temp gauge is reporting -5F when i know it's 45F for example. The computer might not know this is a bad value. Anybody make a scanner that might be good for such an old horse? I think my 850 is running rich (nose says hydrocarbons) , ox sensor or something might need replacement. Since I only drive 200 or so miles a month - i let these things linger.





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ODBC 1 scanner exist for 850? Live data ? 850 1995

If you do have an OBD port on your car, you could try this:
http://www.obd-2.com/old.html
I run it on an ancient laptop with Win95 for my '96, not sure if the program has been updated to run on more recent computers, but mine does report live data. The interface is a bit strange, though ...
I haven't tried the DICE on the '96, I thought it wouldn't work on the earlier cars.

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-- '96 850T at about 230K, 2005 XC70 at 96K; gone but not forgotten '97 850T5, '83 244 DL, '81 245 and '64 Amazon





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ODBC 1 scanner exist for 850? Live data ? 850 1995

The OBD system in the 1995 is a little old, out dated, for some of the more modern cars with can/buss technology. I have a crummy hand held scanner that tells me less than the two boxes under the hood. VIDA/DICE:

https://www.ebay.com/p/Vida-Dice-2014d-for-VOLVO-2014d-Full-Chip-Diagnostic-Tool-Obd2-Scanner/10005047082?iid=401734043453&chn=ps

You are supposed to be able to plug in the year and get full functionality. Live data streaming, etc.
There is learning curve and it probably only works on select Windows operating systems.
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ODB 1 and OBD 2 in 95’s 850 1995

Interestingly, the 95’s are the only year Volvo that have both OBD 1 and OBD 2 systems. Never used the OBD 2 on my 95 but it is there. The connector is located near the shifter. You can buy an OBD 2 scanner but I wouldn’t. Instead you can go Autozone and they will read the codes for zip...
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b5254s not B5254FS engine 850 1995

ODBC II type By the shifter? - is that the 5 speed? That reminds me that my 95 was an early car and it did not have the motronic. Also I think most 95s might have had a different engine because a few drop downs from the parts sellers just have B5254FS in a drop down but I have b5254s (no F).
Not sure - I'll look for a connector by the shifter. I had the console out for brake cable replacement and don't recall an open connector.

thanks steve





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b5254s not B5254FS engine 850 1995

My former 95 855 GLT was an automatic with the B5254S engine and Motronic F.I. Don't know if the manuals had the OBD 2 port or not. I definitely did and perhaps it was only the slushboxes that had both.

This brings up a related question that I've wondered about.... Did the 95 RWD Volvo models - 940 and 960 - also have both OBD 1 and OBD2? I'm assuming it was across the board at Volvo and since all 95 model 940's and 960's sold in the U.S. were automatic I am going to run with the idea that they also had both OBD systems. Does anyone know for sure?





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product does not fit your : 1995 VOLVO 850 NON-TURBO4 DR SEDAN B5254FS LH 3.2FWDM56 850 1995

124883 - Foxwell - NT301 Diagnostic Scan Tool from ipdusa web site.
This product does not fit your selected vehicle:
1995 VOLVO 850 NON-TURBO 4 DR SEDANB 5254FS LH 3.2 FWD M56

wrong engine on drop down , no 5254S

also says it doesn't fit automatic with Me (motortronic)

1995 VOLVO850 NON-TURBO4 DR SEDAN B5254FS ME4.3 FWD AW50-42

so haven't learned much. Would have been intereting if it said it worked with automatic 850

Actually I have no idea if I have the ME4 or LE 3.2





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product does not fit your : 1995 VOLVO 850 NON-TURBO4 DR SEDAN B5254FS LH 3.2FWDM56 850 1995

If your car does not have a coin holder in front of the shifter, you do not have an OBDII port. If you have a coin holder, lift it up to reveal the port.

BTW, I have a Foxwell scanner. I do not like it because it doesn't do live data. At least the live data I would like to see.
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No coin holder for me. Picture from ebay So tougher for me 850 1995

https://www.ebay.com/p/Volvo-850-Wood-Trim-Lighter-6818876-Bin-Console/749898843?iid=253008712781&chn=ps

No slotted item for coins, just a bowl recess where i keep my coins. The cig lighter on my car is also on the left side.

My Ford has a breakout box that can be inserted before the computer and you can test signal voltages to see what the sensor are sending to the computer.

Volvo must have had a proprietary scanner for a car like mine.





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No scanner for you 850 1995

I assume you also only have one diagnostic box hanging off the computer box. That means no power seat, no cruise control, manual climate control. I wonder how the SRS gets reset?

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I have an A and B box and cruise control 850 1995

Good that I checked, one of the covers wasn't snapped down fully. The tether cord was being an obstacle to full closure.

I do have the cheapo model. I think it was only 22or $23K.





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product does not fit your : 1995 VOLVO 850 NON-TURBO4 DR SEDAN B5254FS LH 3.2FWDM56 850 1995

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo_Modular_engine#B5254S

TL:DR
"S" engine was used in 1995, "FS" in 1996
Both use Bosch LH-3.2/EZ-129K


I don't think you'll find that any of those catalogs will claim that an OBD scanner will fit your '95. OBDII wasn't required in 1995 and officially Volvo didn't have it in 1995 either. You need to search it out in your car, not on some computer catalog.





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product does not fit your : 1995 VOLVO 850 NON-TURBO4 DR SEDAN B5254FS LH 3.2FWDM56 850 1995

So no port on your car? Did you look on the console near the shifter? If it does have the port then I'm sure you can find a scanner for it. Maybe the one Klaus has?? You can also try Autozone for a free scan.

I wouldn't get hung up on which engine# or fuel injection system you have. Find the port first and then you can move forward from there.

BTW - Since I no longer have my 95 wagon I got the engine# (B5254s) from my Haynes book. That is for NA 2.4 liter 20 valve engines. There is a different number for the turbos (B5254T). I do know that my car definitely had the Motronic fuel system.





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b5254s not B5254FS engine 850 1995

The OBD2 port is in the center console under the little coin tray in front of the shifter on automatic 850s. Your manual trans center console is slightly different so YMMV. FWIW my '95 850 with manual trans didn't have OBD2. Manufacturers are legally obligated to put that plug within reach of the driver. Poke around and see what you can find.

I have a "Scangauge II" that I've used for years to read codes and keep track of things live, like water and intake temperature, battery voltage, and speed. It's a great thing to have for those of us who like to keep track of exactly what our cars are doing. The Scangauge is a bit old fashioned these days; I'm sure there's cheaper bluetooth enabled devices that pair with your smartphone to do all the same things.





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