: Recommended a Computer for reading codes



pkared
07-16-13, 06:10 PM
I've been spoiled by my 03 deville that gave me all the codes in the dash. Now with my 07STS4 I want to be ready for the eventuality of needing to read them. At least I can watch for a sale. I'm in the Detroit area if that matters as far aS what's available.

R/T kota
07-16-13, 06:22 PM
Do you have an android phone or tablet?
This is what I use. You can get real time data and record too.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.prowl.torque&hl=en

http://www.amazon.ca/Bluetooth-Interface-Scanner-Adapter-ANDROID/dp/B009G57300/ref=sr_1_2/177-3879925-7162935?ie=UTF8&qid=1374009617&sr=8-2&keywords=obd2+bluetooth

BaTu
07-17-13, 10:33 AM
Depends on the level you want to be able to get into.

I have a pocket sized OBDII/CanBus (you need CanBus) I got from Costco that was $35 and is So Easy to check for Generic Engine codes quickly.

I also have an AutoEnginuity with the Enhanced GM package that will do most of what a Tech-II will do (Nav-Radio-Suspension-Trans-ABS-Traction-EVERYTHING) for in-depth diagnosis for around $350

pkared
07-17-13, 12:23 PM
I'm not sure what "generic" engine codes means,(Assume it isn't "Engine not running right") but I like that price as a starting point. The parts stores near me have stopped loaning these out. I have an I-phone and it looks like there are some compatible bluetooth connectors that will broadcast the info to the iPhone, others to send it to your PC(Laptop). I suppose it would be most efficient to avoid buying another Keyboard or unit if existing items can be dual-purposed but-there is the quality of the info to consider. It may be snobbish, but I am suspicious of a $29 Chinese connector providing same data as the $350.00 purposed machine. Maybe I'm just old.

dkozloski
07-17-13, 03:20 PM
All the parts store code readers will give is generic OBDII engine trouble codes. Autoenginuity gives all the engine and body codes but also all the test and data ponts. They are as different as night and day. One tells you something is busted, the other give specific sensor readout data as well.

R/T kota
07-17-13, 05:20 PM
It may be snobbish, but I am suspicious of a $29 Chinese connector providing same data as the $350.00 purposed machine. Maybe I'm just old.

Mine works just fine.
For the Iphone though I think they prefer a wifi connection over the bluetooth

erichthecatt
08-02-13, 04:01 PM
All the parts store code readers will give is generic OBDII engine trouble codes. Autoenginuity gives all the engine and body codes but also all the test and data ponts. They are as different as night and day. One tells you something is busted, the other give specific sensor readout data as well. Do you have a part number for the autoenginuity scanner? I went to the website, and I only see the Cadillac srx listed. thanks...

dkozloski
08-02-13, 04:31 PM
http://www.autoenginuity.com/products/scan-tool.html In the upper RH corner also select the GM family enhancements.

erichthecatt
08-04-13, 07:25 PM
Ive looked the site over a dozen times, and I still can find anything that shows it will diagnose an sts. All is see is the srx listing

Ludacrisvp
08-04-13, 09:13 PM
http://www.autoenginuity.com/products/oe-coverage-options/gm-family-ei02.html
http://www.autoenginuity.com/images/vehicle_samples/GM/GM-All-Systems-List.html
http://www.autoenginuity.com/images/vehicle_samples/GM/GM-Vehicle-Support-List.html

(here is what I can find ... not sure what the RPO code is for the 3.6L engines but there are a few that are supported.)



Supported Engine Types
2004-2010 LH2 4.6L V8


2005 Passenger D
Cadillac STS Amplifier - Bose
Cadillac STS Digital Radio Receiver
Cadillac STS Driver Door Module
Cadillac STS Driver Door Switch
Cadillac STS Head-Up Display Module
Cadillac STS Heating And Air Conditioning
Cadillac STS Instrument Panel Cluster
Cadillac STS Left Rear Door Module
Cadillac STS Passenger Door Module
Cadillac STS Passenger Presence Module
Cadillac STS Radio
Cadillac STS Remote Control Door Lock Receiver
Cadillac STS Right Rear Door Module
Cadillac STS Supplemental Inflatable Restraint
Cadillac STS Electronic Brake Control Module
Cadillac STS Electronic Suspension Control
Cadillac STS Variable Effort Steering

2006 Passenger D
Cadillac STS Digital Radio Receiver
Cadillac STS Heating And Air Conditioning
Cadillac STS Remote Control Door Lock Receiver
Cadillac STS Supplemental Inflatable Restraint
Cadillac STS Electronic Brake Control Module
Cadillac STS Electronic Suspension Control
Cadillac STS Variable Effort Steering

2007 Passenger D
Cadillac STS Amplifier - Bose
Cadillac STS Digital Radio Receiver
Cadillac STS Driver Door Module
Cadillac STS Driver Door Switch
Cadillac STS Instrument Panel Cluster
Cadillac STS Left Rear Door Module
Cadillac STS Passenger Door Module
Cadillac STS Passenger Presence Module
Cadillac STS Radio
Cadillac STS Rear Integration Module
Cadillac STS Remote Control Door Lock Receiver
Cadillac STS Right Rear Door Module
Cadillac STS Supplemental Inflatable Restraint
Cadillac STS TV Antenna Module
Cadillac STS Vehicle Communication Interface Module
Cadillac STS Electronic Brake Control Module
Cadillac STS Electronic Suspension Control
Cadillac STS Variable Effort Steering

2008 Passenger D
Cadillac SLS Amplifier - Bose
Cadillac STS Amplifier - Bose
Cadillac STS Digital Radio Receiver
Cadillac SLS Driver Door Module
Cadillac STS Driver Door Module
Cadillac SLS Driver Door Switch
Cadillac STS Driver Door Switch
Cadillac SLS Driver Position Module
Cadillac STS Driver Position Module
Cadillac STS Head-Up Display Module
Cadillac STS Headlamp Control Module
Cadillac SLS Heating And Air Conditioning
Cadillac STS Heating And Air Conditioning
Cadillac SLS Instrument Panel Cluster
Cadillac STS Instrument Panel Cluster
Cadillac SLS Left Rear Door Module
Cadillac STS Left Rear Door Module
Cadillac STS Left Side Object Detection Module
Cadillac SLS Passenger Door Module
Cadillac STS Passenger Door Module
Cadillac STS Passenger Presence Module
Cadillac SLS Radio
Cadillac STS Radio
Cadillac SLS Rear Heating And Air Conditioning with RSA
Cadillac SLS Rear Integration Module
Cadillac STS Rear Integration Module
Cadillac SLS Remote Control Door Lock Receiver
Cadillac STS Remote Control Door Lock Receiver
Cadillac SLS Right Rear Door Module
Cadillac STS Right Rear Door Module
Cadillac STS Right Side Object Detection Module
Cadillac SLS Supplemental Inflatable Restraint
Cadillac STS Supplemental Inflatable Restraint
Cadillac SLS TV Antenna Module
Cadillac STS TV Antenna Module
Cadillac STS Vehicle Communication Interface Module
Cadillac STS Vehicle Direction Alert Alarm Warning Module
Cadillac STS Electronic Brake Control Module
Cadillac SLS Electronic Suspension Control
Cadillac STS Electronic Suspension Control
Cadillac STS Power Steering Control Module
Cadillac STS Vehicle Stability Control Module

2009 Passenger D
Cadillac STS Amplifier - Bose
Cadillac STS Digital Radio Receiver
Cadillac STS Distance Sensing Cruise Control
Cadillac STS Driver Door Module
Cadillac STS Driver Door Switch
Cadillac STS Head-Up Display Module
Cadillac STS Headlamp Control Module
Cadillac STS Heating And Air Conditioning
Cadillac STS Instrument Panel Cluster
Cadillac STS Instrument Panel Module
Cadillac STS Left Rear Door Module
Cadillac STS Left Side Object Detection Module
Cadillac STS Memory Seat Module
Cadillac STS Navigation Radio
Cadillac STS Passenger Door Module
Cadillac STS Passenger Presence Module
Cadillac STS Radio
Cadillac STS Rear Integration Module
Cadillac STS Remote Control Door Lock Receiver
Cadillac STS Right Rear Door Module
Cadillac STS Right Side Object Detection Module
Cadillac STS Steering Column Lock Module
Cadillac STS Supplemental Inflatable Restraint
Cadillac STS TV Antenna Module
Cadillac STS Vehicle Communication Interface Module
Cadillac STS Vehicle Direction Alert Alarm Warning Module
Cadillac STS Electronic Brake Control Module
Cadillac STS Electronic Suspension Control
Cadillac STS Power Steering Control Module
Cadillac STS Vehicle Stability Control Module

2010 Passenger D
Cadillac STS Amplifier - Bose
Cadillac STS Digital Radio Receiver
Cadillac STS Distance Sensing Cruise Control
Cadillac STS Driver Door Module
Cadillac STS Driver Door Switch
Cadillac STS Head-Up Display Module
Cadillac STS Headlamp Control Module
Cadillac STS Heating And Air Conditioning
Cadillac STS Instrument Panel Cluster
Cadillac STS Instrument Panel Module
Cadillac STS Left Rear Door Module
Cadillac STS Left Side Object Detection Module
Cadillac STS Memory Seat Module
Cadillac STS Navigation Radio
Cadillac STS Passenger Door Module
Cadillac STS Passenger Presence Module
Cadillac STS Radio
Cadillac STS Remote Control Door Lock Receiver
Cadillac STS Right Rear Door Module
Cadillac STS Right Side Object Detection Module
Cadillac STS Steering Column Lock Module
Cadillac STS Supplemental Inflatable Restraint
Cadillac STS TV Antenna Module
Cadillac STS Vehicle Communication Interface Module
Cadillac STS Electronic Brake Control Module
Cadillac STS Electronic Brake Control Module with TCS and VSES
Cadillac STS Electronic Suspension Control
Cadillac STS Power Steering Control Module
Cadillac STS Vehicle Stability Control Module

2011 Passenger D
Cadillac STS Amplifier - Bose
Cadillac STS Digital Radio Receiver
Cadillac STS Distance Sensing Cruise Control
Cadillac STS Driver Door Module
Cadillac STS Driver Door Switch
Cadillac STS Head-Up Display Module
Cadillac STS Headlamp Control Module
Cadillac STS Heating And Air Conditioning
Cadillac STS Instrument Panel Cluster
Cadillac STS Instrument Panel Module
Cadillac STS Left Side Object Detection Module
Cadillac STS Memory Seat Module
Cadillac STS Navigation Radio
Cadillac STS Passenger Door Module
Cadillac STS Passenger Presence Module
Cadillac STS Radio
Cadillac STS Rear Integration Module
Cadillac STS Remote Control Door Lock Receiver
Cadillac STS Right Side Object Detection Module
Cadillac STS Supplemental Inflatable Restraint
Cadillac STS TV Antenna Module
Cadillac STS Vehicle Communication Interface Module
Cadillac STS Vehicle Direction Alert Alarm Warning Module
Cadillac STS Electronic Brake Control Module
Cadillac STS Electronic Brake Control Module with TCS and VSES
Cadillac STS Electronic Suspension Control