PPC 3 Diagnostic Code Reader
Now reading DTCs from all car makes
The PPC 3 Diagnostic System has now been updated with some very handy functions! Now the diagnostic tool is usable for all car makes, not only for Volvo cars. (If you have already bought the product, you can of course download all these functions free of charge.)

New functions:
  • Manufacturer specific DTCs for Opel/Vauxhall
    (beta version: we continuously update DTC texts)
  • Manufacturer specific DTCs for VAG
    (beta version: we continuously update DTC texts)
  • Generic DTCs for all car makes
  • The meaning of generic DTCs showed in the display
  • Manufacturer specific DTCs for Saab
    (beta version: we continuously update DTC texts)
  • Release the electrical parking brake on Volvo (beta)

Functions soon to be released:
  • Reset service indicator lamp on Saab
  • Freeze frame data
  • Real time values

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Read, erase and save DTCs
The handy format makes it easy to carry the unit, and it also comes with a protective rubber shell. The connection to the car is done via a HDMI-OBDII cable without screws. The DTCs are presented with fault code numbers in the display and they can be erased if needed. Explanations to the generic DTCs are showed directly in the display, and the explanations to the manufacturer specific DTCs are showed at your customer site www.bsr.se/ppc after you have synchronized the PPC unit via the Internet. When synchronizing, the DTC history is saved for each car, and at the same time, the PPC unit is updated with the latest functions.

Read all generic DTCs from all car makes
Generic DTCs are legally established trouble codes that are used by all car manufacturers. The meaning of a code is the same regardless of the manufacturer. Generic DTCs were introduced gradually from 1996 on cars following the OBDII standard. (Generic OBD-II compatibility was required as of model year 1996 in the USA, 1998 in Canada, and 2001 (gasoline) or 2004 (diesel) for the European Market.) The DTCs don´t describe a problem in detail but more in general terms. PPC 3 Diagnostic System can handle all types of generic trouble codes from all car makes that follow the OBDII standard. It is the generic DTCs that are read at the car inspection. With PPC you can erase these codes before the inspection.

Read all manufacturer specific DTCs from Volvo, Saab, VAG and Opel/Vauxhall
Manufacturer specific DTCs are the manufacturer´s own unique trouble codes. The number of manufacturer specific codes is larger, and they describe problems more extensively and specifically. In a car there are several control units that handle the engine, transmission, ABS, airbag, radio, air conditioning and much more. Unlike some cheaper code readers that also read manufacturer specific codes, the PPC 3 Diagnostic System communicates with all control units in the car, which means that it can handle all manufacturer specific trouble codes in a Volvo, Saab, VAG or Opel/Vauxhall, not just the most common ones.

Advantages with the PPC 3 Diagnostic System
  • Read all generic DTCs from all car makes
  • Read all manufacturer specific DTCs from Volvo*
  • Read all manufacturer specific DTCs from Saab
    (beta version: we continuously update DTC texts)
  • Read all manufacturer specific DTCs from VAG**
    (beta version: we continuously update DTC texts)
  • Read all manufacturer specific DTCs from Opel/Vauxhall (beta version: we continuously update DTC texts)
  • Regarding manufacturer specific DTCs from Volvo, Saab, VAG and Opel/Vauxhall, all control units in the car and all DTCs are handled.
  • Erase DTCs
  • Reset the service indicator lamp on Volvo
  • Release the parking brake on Volvo
  • DTC history on all cars can be saved on your customer page


* Functionality to read manufacturer specific DTCs works with all Volvos from 2001 and forward (including S80 petrol 1999-2000), but not with C70 2001-2005 and S40/V40 2001-2004.

** Functionality to read manufacturer specific DTCs works with all VAG cars from 2000 and forward, and also most cars 1996-1999.

Manual (pdf)