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Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by b16acivic96, Mar 20, 2012.

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    b16acivic96 New Member

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    hey guys im new to the honda world. just recently bought a 96 honda civic ex coupe. i did research and found out that there is a b16a from a 89-91 honda with a 94-95 acura gsr ecu... how would i hook up my scanner to this and get codes?
     
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    With that set up, you probably aren't going to get anything from an obd2 car/bus with obd1 ecu and obd0 motor.
     
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    U can with a $4000 professional scanner through the obd2 port...
    An off the shelf scanner won't help you though..
    Try to find a obd2a gsr ecu, or a 99-00 si ecu with a obd2b to obd2a jumper harness if you really want to be able to scan it.
     
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    i do have a snap-on scanner with every kind of adapter to hook up to any car. but for the obd1 ecu i need to hook up the hon-1 adapter to the 3pin plug but all i see is the cars original obd2 plug. idk if the person before ever put this in? this seems like a headache. im about to just pull a motor and ecu from another car that matches instead of mix matching... would i still need that adapter harness for the ecu if i but in a si motor and ecu from a 99-00 civic?
     
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    Yes, 96-98 is obd2a, 99-00 is obd2b.
     
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    The adapter harness can be found for $35 on eBay.
     
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    ok thanks for your help
     
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    lol so maybe you can find this on ebay and post the link to me bc all i found was obd2a to obd1 adapters for $20 and the only obd2a to obd2b is for $105
     
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