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I have been given a RAC OBD2 reader and have tested it on my wife's car OK. I can't get it to work on my civic it says Link Error any idea what I am doing wrong?.

There is nothing wrong with the car so I am not too worried.
 

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Whats is your wifes car ??
 

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Vauxhall use a completely different OBD2 protocol to honda.
Your reader might not be compatible.
 

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mine worked when flashing my ecu off ebay.
 

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I Have in the past borrowed one off of a mechanic mate. This particular unit had specific software for different manufacturers. (don't know what the make was sorry)

To my knowledge, the obd2 standards specify generic codes - but the standards also allow for non generic codes to be used by manufacturers as well as data to be saved within not standard locations - meaning that a generic device will not be able to read all codes and / or freeze data information available
 

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