What Does My Car Have OBD-II?

All cars and light trucks built and sold in the United States after January 1, 1996 were required to be OBD II equipped. In general, this means all 1996 model year cars and light trucks are compliant, even if built in late 1995. Two factors will show if your vehicle is definitely OBD II equipped:…

List of OBD-II ELM327 Scan Tool compatible vehicles

Vendor Model Engine Years Fuel Protocol Comments Source Abarth 500 1.4 Turbo 2008 – Gas CAN 29bit 500kb – 1 Alfa Romeo 146 1.9 Jtdm 2006 – Diesel KWP FAST – 1 Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 2002 – Gas KWP FAST – 1 Alfa Romeo 147 1.9 Jtd 2001 – 2004 Diesel ISO 9141 –…

What is the difference between OBD1 and OBD2 auto?

The first generation of OBD systems – known as “OBD1” – was introduced in 1981. Because each vehicle manufacturer developed its own system, there was no standardization among this generation of technology. As a result, manufacturer-specific OBD I systems required a variety of diagnostic software and hardware. In general, OBD1 vehicles were built through model…

OBDII FAQ

What does my Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) mean? Each DTC indicates the type of fault and the area of the OBD-ii and power train/emission control system where the fault is located. When a problem occurs which may cause the vehicles emissions to exceed applicable standards, the OBD-ii system identifies the failure with a specific DTC,…

OBD-II Codes Frequently asked Questions

1.    How do I check which Protocol I need? It is possible to check which protocol your vehicle is using by checking the OBD2 connector on the vehicle. ISO: Must have pin 7 and pin 15 in use. PWM: Must have pin 2 and pin 10 in use. VPW: Must have pin 2 in use….