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Connecting to OBD-I Vehicles

Applies To: ETHOS® Deluxe, ETHOS® Plus, MODIS Edge™, MODIS Ultra™, MODIS™, SOLUS Edge™, SOLUS PRO™, SOLUS Ultra®, SOLUS™, TRITON-D8®, VERDICT®, VERUS®, VERUS® PRO, VERUS® Wireless
Overview:

How to connect to OBD-I vehicles with an OBD-I adapter and DC power adapter.

Symptoms:

Some OBD-I vehicle communication adapters require 12 volts or ground be provided from the vehicle in order to establish proper communication between the vehicle and the scan tool. This is achieved by plugging the Lighter Power Cable and/or the Battery Power Cable into the silver power port on the side of the OBD-I adapter.

Resolution:

    

Adapters that require
external 12 volts
Some OBD-I adapters require ground as well.
Adapters that require external Ground
Chrysler-1 Multi-1 (Connect black lead to vehicle ground)
GM-1 Multi-2 (Connect black lead to vehicle ground)
Ford-1B MB-2A (Connect alligator clip to vehicle ground)
Toyota-1  
Toyota-2  
Mazda-1  
Hyundai-2  
MB-2A  
Honda-1  
Multi-1  
Multi-2  

 

Last Updated: June 20, 2019
 

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