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Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, Recommended a Computer for reading codes in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I've been spoiled by my 03 deville that gave me all the codes in the dash. Now with my 07STS4 ...
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    Recommended a Computer for reading codes

    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.

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    Re: Recommended a Computer for reading codes

    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/d...l.torque&hl=en

    http://www.amazon.ca/Bluetooth-Inter...obd2+bluetooth

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    Re: Recommended a Computer for reading codes

    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

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    Re: Recommended a Computer for reading codes

    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.

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    Re: Recommended a Computer for reading codes

    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.
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    Re: Recommended a Computer for reading codes

    Quote Originally Posted by pkared View Post
    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

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    Re: Recommended a Computer for reading codes

    Quote Originally Posted by dkozloski View Post
    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...

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    Re: Recommended a Computer for reading codes

    http://www.autoenginuity.com/products/scan-tool.html In the upper RH corner also select the GM family enhancements.
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    Re: Recommended a Computer for reading codes

    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

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    Re: Recommended a Computer for reading codes

    http://www.autoenginuity.com/product...mily-ei02.html
    http://www.autoenginuity.com/images/...tems-List.html
    http://www.autoenginuity.com/images/...port-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.)

    Code:
    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

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