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#1 rolf


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Posted 24 July 2020 - 11:21 AM

hello all,


I am looking for a diagnostic tool. I dont really know which one I have to get.
My Rover mini is an mpi, 1997, with number SAXXNNAZRWD152842.
Here are the photos of the plug inside and the ECU outside.
I have an OBD2 tester, which does NOT really work. The light goes on but it does not do anything else. What I have read so far is that OBD2 is not compliant with my car, however, it does buckle in with my plug.

I am looking for something that is not expensive.
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance :-)

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#2 bluedragon


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 07:39 AM

The most common unit for scanning a MPi Mini is the Sykes-Picavant ACR (ACR2 or ACR4) reader with a Rover pod and cable. As you have found out, while the plug looks like a OBD-II plug, it is not wired like one. It is proprietary Rover.


One more economical solution is the Pscan tool which people here have reported success with recently. There may be others, and if they are, searching the past posts on this sub-forum will find them. I didn't commit them to memory because so far the ACR has proven sufficient for my needs. Perhaps someday...








#3 g0myw


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 08:13 AM

The ACR4 is the traditional option .
But not only is it eye-wateringly expensive, its a real pain to try and track down all the right bits for a mini.
The PScan is a later tool for us to use. [ https://pscan.uk/ ]

Its cheaper than the ACR but still not as cheap as the chinese OBDC dongles.

I have the pscan an find it a useful tool

I was going to suggest that you borrow either of these from a friendly mini owner, but I notice your location, and realise that might not be an option..

#4 genpop


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 08:28 AM

Why not trying:https://rovermems.com

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 05:13 PM

ahhh that's good . I thought he only did the SPi - good to see the MPi is now included...

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