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Old 02-09-2019, 09:11 AM
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All, doing some thinking about upgrading the OBD reader that I have and looking at what information my car (12 XJ, X351) has available, I found it interesting that it uses what I think is called "enhanced OBD". What I mean by this is that it doesn't just list an OBD fault (lets use P0101 as an example), but it will give you additional information. What I mean by this is it will also have a dash with 2 numbers after the obd code (say P0101-13). If you look up what a P0101 code means, it tells you that there is an issue with the MAF sensor and that the problem may involve the flow sensor and/or the temp sensor and that either one of them may be grounded, shorted, or have an open wire. The dashed number on the end supposedly gives you more details about what the computer thinks is going on(ie, computer thinks the sensor is shorted to ground).

Does anyone know of a reader (handheld, bluetooth, etc) that would read the dashed number portion of the code? Or, is this going to be a case where the only way to get this code is via something like SDD (dealership level diagnostic). Cost is not a big concern as I am one that believes in you get what you pay for with the appropriate research of the item.
 
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:17 AM
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You can find all P codes in the workshop manual you can download from here
 
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:24 AM
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You can find all P codes in the workshop manual you can download from here
That is not the answer to Thermo's question.

Read his post again.
 
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:39 PM
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Takeo, I know where to find all the codes and what they mean. But, if you look, they will have say P0101-11, P0101-25, P0101-45, etc. How do I get the -XX out of the vehicle using a reader? Which model reader will give me that info?
 
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:49 AM
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Ok, I think that only a recognized dealer who has the Jag original software in his computer can decode that ...
 
 
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