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Hi to All,

 

New poster here.  I am looking to purchase a good old Seville.  I just love the design and performance of the cars.  I wanted to know if anyone can help me make sense of what the seller posted for a description of the car:

 

The car is in great condition and has no problems while driving, it has very low mileage, the A/C and heating work.
The problem with the car is that it is unable to connect to a OBD tester but it provides power to the port itself.
It's sold as is and you can come for a test drive.

 

What are your thoughts on possible causes?  What questions would you ask?

 

Thanks for your time and consideration.

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Welcome.  Problems with the pcm or fuse box can cause the obd to fail to communicate.  Look for blown fuses, shorts, or open circuits.

if the 2003 is a v8 and still had onboard diagnostics you may be able to review for codes that way and also discover why obd not talking


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Thank you.  I am intrigued but I don't want to get the car and discover I need a ton of repairs to make her ready to drive long term.  The car only has 87K miles on her and this he is the original owner.  I just don't know.

 

 

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if the car is not a give-away/haul-away that you want to spend time on and restore, then yes I would pass.  Assume if it were simple to fix the owner/dealer already would have.


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It could be nothing like a fuse.....or...it could be a serious network problem.

Sounds kind of ominous and sounds like some critical details are missing.  Not something you normally see posted in car for sale ads. 

It is not a normal known failure issue with those cars. (....Escalades are known for this if a penny gets in the cigarette lighter socket and blows the fuse...). 

I personally would have a mechanic look at the issue and see if it can be quickly resolved. If not a quick and easy fix....I would walk away. 

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Welcome to CaddyInfo forum.

I have to ask 

How was power and ground verified at the ALDL?


GM FAN FOREVER

Nice, clean, luxury= fine automobile

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