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Old 06-07-2017, 05:27 AM
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I'm trying to resolve a couple of issues on my car just now, one being a MAF related code. SDD (v131) is suggesting I run a pinpoint test related to that code.

What does this do - does it just guide the operator through checking specific pins on specific connectors for volts/resistance and give a diagnosis there, or can it test bits of the car itself to work it out? Is it safe enough to do, obviously with an approved interface cable and a battery support unit attached?
 
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Pinpoint tests are only possible with a VMM.
 
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:35 AM
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Ah OK, thanks for that.
 
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Sorry to raise the deads but is there a cheaper alternative nowadays to VMM ?
 
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Some of the pinpoint tests identified in the service manual can be done with a standard voltmeter but obviously depends on the tests. Other than that, what Cambo said...
 
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Ok thx i gonna look but i need first to pinpoint technical info about pinpoint test for x type my2009
 
 

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