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Cost-Effective Devices for Quick Diagnostics Onboard Diagnostics of Exhaust-Related Components with the Bosch OBD 100 and 150 Diagnosis Testers

  • Suitable for all cars with an EOBD-compliant diagnostic connection
  • Designed for the Do-It-Yourself market and amateur mechanics
  • Easy reading of error codes, sensor data and vehicle data
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  • May 26, 2014
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Since January 2001, new vehicles with gasoline engines in the European Union must be equipped with the second version of the European onboard diagnostics (EOBD) system. This regulation has been in force for diesel vehicles since the start of 2004. The system is used to monitor exhaust-related components and systems in particular, and to store information relating to malfunctions. Bosch has offered an extensive range of diagnosis testers for professional workshops for more than 25 years. For example, the workshop can use an OBD diagnostic socket to read this information with a diagnosis tester. Both of the convenient and cost-effective OBD 100 and OBD 150 devices by Bosch now also allow amateur mechanics and motorists with a passion for technology to quickly diagnose problems using EOBD — a standard for diagnostic access to the vehicle. To read the data, the diagnostic plug of the OBD 100 or 150 is inserted into the OBD connector, which, in most cars, is located in the driver's footwell, close to the center console or in the glove box.

Convenient and Easy-to-Operate Diagnosis Tester
Using the two diagnosis testers, diagnostic data relating to the fuel system, the oxygen sensors or the catalytic converter, for example, can be read and displayed via the OBD interface in the vehicle. The small devices display error codes from the engine management system, which can also be deleted. Similarly, current sensor data, still image data, and the status of the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) can be displayed. Even the "readiness codes", which whether the exhaust-related monitoring tests have already been carried out, and whether they have been passed, can be called up. The OBD interface also provides vehicle information stored in the system by the manufacturer. The Bosch OBD 100, which weighs just 100 grams, and is only 83 mm high and 56 mm wide, can be easily operated using three buttons and a two-line display shows the read data.

The OBD 150 has four control buttons, a multi-line display, and extended functionality. It weighs 200 grams and, at 126 mm high and 71 mm wide, is a little larger. The device can also be used to display the actual values as graphics, and the monitoring data of the oxygen sensors can also be called up. The menu navigation and code definitions are available in several languages. Preparations are also underway to enable the OBD 150 software to be updated via the Internet.

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The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. More than 18,000 associates in 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 17,000 workshops. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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