Data Link Connector compared to OBD2 J1962 Connector

We have a lot questions about Data Link Connectors.

The Data Link Connector is a synonym for OBD2 connector.

J1962 connector, obd or obd-II connector are all synonyms for Data Link Connector (DTL).

We sell two kinds of Female connectors:

The bracket mount item # 2000 and the snap mount # 3000:

Visit our Carplugs’s connectors page

 

SONY DSC

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OBD2 Cables

Hi,

We still carry special obd2 cables of all kind at carplugs.com

 

We have ten of the most popular obdii cables.

The best sellers are the open end obd2 cable and the famous and rare OBD2 splitter cable.

 

Carplugs

 

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Female OBD2 (J1962) Snap Connector

Hello,

We had a lot of demand for a female OBD2 connector but with a snap type mounting tab instead of the regular bracket type. The Chevrolet Cruze uses this obd plug.

Item  # 3000  Female Snap Type Connector:

http://www.carplugs.com/products.html

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OBDLink MX for Mileage Correction

Hello,

We have been asked several questions about the OBDLink MX as a mileage corrector. Some customers did send us this you tube video:

I want to put the record strait, the hardware looks like the OBDLink MX but the software used is not sold by Carplugs and will never be sold by us. The application looks like a home made app.

NOTE: Mileage correction is illegal in several jurisdictions. Carplugs.com is not promoting Mileage Correction. We will never sell any software that is capable of performing odometer correction. If you have any questions about this, asks the software programmer.


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Torque for Blackberry 10 devices available

Good News,

The award winner OBD2 app Torque for Android devices is finally available for BB10 devices like, Z10, Q10, Q5, Porsche Design P9982 and Z30 smartphones and the Playbook tablet. Unfortunately, it’s a port from the Android app version, it’s a not a true native BB application. But at the same time, here at Carplugs, we are truly delighted about having this professional app for BB devices.

You can use the OBDLink MX Bluetooth with Torque or the new lower cost OBDLink LX Bluetooth also.

We should test Torque with the OBDLink MX with a Z10 and with BB Playbook in the spring.

Stay tune to Carplugs blog for more info.

Carplugs team

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Blackberry OBD2 software finally available

Hello,

Finally, we have an obd2 software for the Blackberry BB10 devices.  I’ve downloaded the software on my Z10 and I will write a full review and maybe also a video review. It looks like a port from the Android platform.

http://laplogger.com/products.shtml?fily=bb

Also on another note, I just read today on the Ian Hawkins’s forum that Torque will be finally ported on the BB10 OS. That means that will we enjoy one the best OBD2 app around on our z10, Q10 and BB playbook.

http://torque-bhp.com/

Mario,

www.carplugs.com

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Ontario’s New Drive Clean OBD2 test

Since January 2013 Ontario changed and began using the on-board diagnostic (OBD) testing method instead of the old method of measuring exhaust emissions straight from the tailpipe.

A government-approved OBD test unit, plugged in under your dashboard, monitors the self-tests your vehicle performs on its own emissions control systems while driving . Since OBD2 stores trouble codes for emissions equipment, the testing computer can query the vehicle’s onboard computer and verify there are no emission related trouble codes and that the vehicle is in compliance with emission standards for the model year it was manufactured.

You need to repair any check engine code problem before going to do the Drive Clean test.  Your check engine light could be on because of a bad oxygen sensor, MAP sensor, EGR valve, etc.  The OBDLink SX code reader can read and erase your codes in you car’s computer.

Examples of codes:

P0051 HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low (Bank 2 Sensor 1)

P0069 Manifold Absolute Pressure – Barometric Pressure Correlation

P0382 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction

Steps to make your vehicle ready for a Drive Clean test

  1. Purchase an OBD2 Scanner from OBD2.ca to clear and repair a check engine problem (i.e O2 sensor, MAP sensor).
  2. Make sure the vehicle has been parked for eight hours without a start.
  3. Start the engine and allow it to idle in Drive for two minutes and 30 seconds with the air conditioning and rear defroster on.
  4. Turn the air conditioner and rear defroster off. Drive the vehicle for 10 minutes at highway speeds.
  5. Drive the vehicle for 20 minutes in stop-and-go traffic.
  6. Go to your test.

OBDLink MX Bluetooth OBD2 Scantool

OBDLink SX USB Scantool

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Administrator - March 14, 2013 at 9:12 pm

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Carplugs Updated Obd2 Website

Hi,

Our updated website is launching soon in the Spring. The website will be totally redesigned with new obd (on-board diagnostic) products. We will have a new payment gateway and a new shopping cart.

Stay Tune on Carplugs, Home of the OBD2 (J1962) Connector

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Carplugs.com Black Friday Promotion

Between Thursday, November 22nd (midnight MST) and Wednesday, November 28th (11:59pm, MST), get a 50% discount off the wholesale price of any ScanXL product.

Just send an email to : orders@carplugs.com, before ordering to get your discount.

Scanxl Carplugs obd2

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OBDLink SX USB firmware Update

A major firmware update (v3.1.0) is available for your OBDLink SX scan tool. It fixes a number of bugs, adds several new features, and implements a number of performance and stability tweaks

You can download the update by visiting this link:

http://www.carplugs.com/Obdfirmware.html

To install the update:

  1. Download the ZIP file, and extract the contents
  2. Plug the scan tool into the USB port
  3. Run StnFirmwareUpdater
  4. Select the correct COM number, and click ‘Upload’
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