What is a 16 pin DLC?

What is a 16 pin DLC?

The DLC or Data Link Connector is an OBD II, 16 pin, standard connector used in all automobiles manufactured since 1996. It provides a standard connection for automotive technicians to tap into and diagnose different onboard computers.

What is DLC cable?

The data link connector (DLC) is the multi-pin diagnostic connection port for automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles used to interface a scan tool with the control modules of a given vehicle and access on-board diagnostics and live data streams. J1708 is a DLC used on heavy duty vehicles.

What is DLC on OBD2?

The diagnostic link connector (DLC) on OBD II equipped vehicles is a standardized 16 pin diagnostic connector used to interface an OBD II compliant scan tool with the PCM allowing access to on-board diagnostics and live data streams.

Which year did the standard OBD II 16 pin DLC became mandatory?

OBDII included a series of standardized diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs). 1996 — OBD-II becomes mandatory for all cars manufactured in the United States.

What is the plug under the dash called?

OBD-II is an on-board computer that monitors emissions, mileage, speed, and other data about your car. It’s connected to the Check Engine light, which illuminates when the computer detects a problem. The OBD-II on-board computer features a 16-pin port located under the driver’s side dash.

Why is my obd2 not working?

The most common cause of an OBD scanner that won’t turn on is a blown fuse on the vehicle’s OBD socket power supply circuit. Checking the vehicle’s fuse box and replacing the blown fuse fixes the issue.

Can you use a 16 pin ALDL cable on an OBD2?

If you have a 1996 or later obd-2 car, buy our OBD2 Allinone scan tool. This 16 pin shell cable will not plug into the 12 pin style OBD1 ALDL connector found on most 84 to 95 cars. If you want the ultimate in compatibility for all years of OBD1 cars, including your 94 and 95, buy the bare pin cable .

Is there a 16 pin OBD1 cable for a Camaro?

This cable is for 1994 and 1995 OBD1 cars equipped with the 16 pin OBD2 style connector (Camaros, Firebirds, Corvettes, and LT1 equipped cars are a few), and has a 16 pin OBD2 connector shell to plug in under your car’s dash to interface to your car’s ECM/PCM.

Where are the OBD-2 connectors located in the car?

Some connectors have been located behind ashtrays, under the passenger seat and even over by the passengers door. OBD-2 connector must have pins 4, 5 for ground connections and pin 16 for 12 volt power supply from the vehicle battery. What is OBD DTC? Prior to OBD, auto manufacturers did not standardize DTC’s (diagnostic trouble code).

What kind of cable do I need for GM OBD1?

This cable is the most convenient to use if your car is equipped with the 16 pin connector style, as it allows you to just feel under the dash to plug it in. See our GM OBD1 home page for references and diagrams of the connector styles, or see the OBD2 diagram below.