What is the OBD-II port?
The OBD-II port is the On-Board Diagnostics port provided in vehicles manufactured since 1996. This port is also known in the automotive service industry as a Data Link Connector (DLC). Service technicians typically connect diagnostic equipment to the OBD-II port in order to obtain Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) useful for troubleshooting assorted vehicle issues. The device for programs powered by DriveSync is powered by this same port and utilizes some of the same engine DTC data for processing into reports on engine performance.
What does the OBD-II port look like?
The OBD-II port is an outlet approximately 1 ¼” (3 cm) wide, with 16 pin slots to accommodate the pins on the device configured as shown:
To view a quick video explaining the installation, click here.
Where is the OBD-II port located in my vehicle? The port is most commonly found in the knee area near the steering column. If you cannot locate the port, visit the Port Finder tool on your program web site. Typically, the OBD-II port is located under the dashboard.