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Old 07-02-2003, 10:44 AM
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BR-3 (OBDII) Interface

Can I use the OBDII for my 1995 C220? I am just about to buy one for myself but I want to know whether it will be beneficial to me since it does not include my 1995 in it's description details. I will purchase one than to take my car for a diagnostics test for $76 at the dealer or any other shop.Please help.

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Old 07-02-2003, 12:20 PM
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Don't expect to get the same diagnostics from an OBDII scanner vs. the factory scanner.

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Old 07-02-2003, 12:49 PM
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OBD II might be worth it if the price is reasonable. I use an OBDII scanner on my 94 C280 and so far its been right on the money- helping me to quickly diagnose and solve problems-(only a few to report).

Although Neil makes a valid point the OBDII scanner will not be as good as a MB factory scanner or MB software. In the end however, the OBDII is better than a sharp stick in the eye.

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Old 07-02-2003, 08:57 PM
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Hmmmm, my understanding is that OBDII wasn't available until 1996... that's when US Federal law required it. I've heard of some late manufacture 1995's having it.. but nothing before then.
Any tech's want to weigh in?
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Old 07-03-2003, 04:32 AM
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My 1995 C36 engine had OBDII.

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Old 07-03-2003, 09:14 AM
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Ken,

I'm not sure where your info is coming from.
OBDII must have been implemented somewhere pre 95' if it works on a 94'.

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Old 07-03-2003, 09:36 AM
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All cars sold in the uS by 1996 had to be fully OBDII compliant. Lots of cars got there ahead of time. The 202 chassis came out in the interval when the systems were being designed and it would have been real stupid to built a new car and then have to change it engine management system immediately.

As such the 202 got OBDII before all the other chassis. Since the E class changed in 96 nothing was done in 94 or 95.
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Old 07-03-2003, 09:56 AM
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Steve, thanks for the clarification.

Makes sense.

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Old 07-03-2003, 10:56 AM
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Thanks a million for all the response. You guys have been very helpful. I will go ahead and buy the OBDII since I will be owning more Mercedes for life. Once you drive a Mercedes there is no turning back. Thanks
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Re: OBBR-3 (OBDII) Interface

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Thanks a million for all the response. You guys have been very helpful. I will go ahead and buy the OBDII since I will be owning more Mercedes for life. Once you drive a Mercedes there is no turning back. Thanks
Have you got an address for the place that you're buying it from ?
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Old 07-03-2003, 01:20 PM
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No, Any leads? I am now in the process.IThere was a website selling it for $88. Anywhere I can get it cheaper?

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Old 07-09-2003, 10:33 AM
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Any leads in getting an OBD11 interface to buy?
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