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How to Use an OBD2 Reader


At present days, most cars are required to be equipped with an OBD2 system, which keeps an eye on a car's performance and warns the driver of the potential and current problems. In order to modify the trouble codes, you need to connect an OBD2 reader to the car at first.

OBD2 reader is available as personal handheld readers or professional readers for auto technicians. To connect it with the car, you may need a cable, or a PC with OBD2 software. Pay attention to use the proper OBD2 reader according to different car models and remember turn off your engine while connecting for the sake of safety.

Step 1: Make sure whether your car is in line with OBD2 system.

Cars compliant with OBD2 will have a female 16-pin connector on the driver's side near the center console.

Step 2: Locate the 16-pin connector.

For different car models, the connector's location varies, too. It may be under the steering wheel, the driver's foot well, the area between the driver and passenger seat, behind the ash tray, under the passenger seat, or over the passenger door.

Step 3: Check the connector for available pins.

The most essential pins are pin 4 and pin 5 for grounding and pin 16 for power supply from the buttery.

Step 4: Connect your OBD2 code reader.

Plug the end of the cables with the 16-pin connector to the female 16-pin port, and then connect the other end of the cable to the OBD2 reader.

If you don't like to buy a OBD2 code reader, you can use your PC instead, by simply connecting your PC with the car by a USB or Bluetooth connector. But the OBD2 software is indispensable.

Step 5: Wait for the reader to initialize.

Automatically, the reader will check your car's computer to find out what protocol to use and then connect.

Step 6: Check your service manual for an interpretation of the code.

Different OBD2 Code Reader may specialized in different function area. When buying, take your practical usage into consideration.

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