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Old 06-16-2014, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy OBDII connector

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I have an 2010 Insight EX and wanted to connect an ELM327 OBDII reader. However, it seems the OBDII port on the Insight supports round pins, the connector of the ELM327 has flat pins.

Looking at other OBDII ports, they have some kind of universal connector that accepts flat or round pins.

Is there a cable/converter that I can use to connect the reader to the port?

Silly that they don't use the standard port like other cars....
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check the OBDII posts for Peter's gage.

About two months ago, I put together a post that had a bunch of links, including the location of a OBDII connector for the Insight.

Sorry, I don't have the exact post number right now.

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OBD II is universal. Not sure what you are trying to plug into but it doesn't sound like the correct port.
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Interesting.... Did you try to plug it in or are you having second thoughts? I never considered that and just plugged it in. I got one for my nexus 7 tablet. Still got the dongle, was considering getting a program and try to hunt down the pid for more x gauges for the sg2.



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Interesting.... Did you try to plug it in or are you having second thoughts? I never considered that and just plugged it in. I got one for my nexus 7 tablet. Still got the dongle, was considering getting a program and try to hunt down the pid for more x gauges for the sg2.
I am trying to plug it in, but it doesn't go in easily. After pushing it quite hard, it "hangs" of the port.

The location where I try to plug it in is under the steering wheel to the left, there is a white connector which has all the same pins etc as OBDII port, but instead of the "holes" being flat, they are more squared and appear to be for round pins.

I'll see if I can attach a picture later on of that port and the ELM327 pins.
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attached picture of the OBDII port on my car (white one) I marked some areas where it looks like the flat pins are damaging the side of the holes.

also attached another picture of the flat pins on the ELM327

3rd picture is showing another OBDII port that looks like to be universal and looks like to accept flat pins easily.

last one shows location of port.

Does it require more force to hammer it in?
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File Type: jpg OBD port.jpg (80.4 KB, 40 views)
File Type: jpg ELM327.jpg (117.7 KB, 41 views)
File Type: jpg OBD2 TXD_2.jpg (64.5 KB, 42 views)
File Type: jpg location.jpg (81.5 KB, 38 views)

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Interesting, in the US the left hand drive has the socket on the right of the steering wheel facing the floor. I take it you got a right hand drive? What country?

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The location where I try to plug it in is under the steering wheel to the left,


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Interesting, in the US the left hand drive has the socket on the right of the steering wheel facing the floor. I take it you got a right hand drive? What country?
Yes it is right hand drive. UK
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I use a scan gauge 2 and although its not an exact fit, it fits and holds itself in the socket. I never bothered to look at it.



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