1995 S-10 Blazer 4.3L Vortec V6 (vin W) with Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
1995 was the OBD transitional year for GM. The PCM itself is OBDI, but the interface connector has the 16-pin D-style OBDII plug. Therefore, most inexpensive OBDII scan tools cannot establish a connection to this vehicle's computer although it plugs in. Some OBDI scan tools will also not work with this vehicle since the interface connector is not OBDII style. For example, the Craftsman model 20899 is for OBDI and OBDII but specifically excludes all 1995 S/T series vehicles even though the connector is compatible.
I can easily extract the codes via a jumper and reading the MIL light flashes. However, I'd really like to get a tool for live scanning.
Does anyone have a comprehensive list of live scan tool brands/models that will work with my car? Some need a special interface cable accessory that's not included, so this information is also requested.