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Old 11-30-2008, 01:15 AM
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obd2 connector.. loose?

Does anyone else have trouble with their obd2 port sucking?

Whatever I have hooked up such as the accessport or my obd2 dongle for my carpc is extremely loose... I'm constantly losing the obd2 connection.

I fear that one of these days I'm going to be flashing my ecu and mid-flash the dongle is going to move in any way and the flash is going to be interrupted midway..

any ideas?

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The pin on OBD2 port wasn't made for constant removal/installing. so if you "install/reinstall/reinstall" too often, pin might bend/getting weak/or just break.

so u might wanna be careful ...

BUT !!!

you can always replace the connector with a new one

oh btw, did ya find out where did you got those plastic nut for the fender and stuff? u know the ones that you can "twist" in. I wanna buy like 100 of those. damn these Mazda plastic nuts break like crazy. especially in winter
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how far up does the obd2 harness go? i guess I could.. it really does bother me that much..
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:52 AM
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yeah again if you are always installing and removing things are going to wear out..anyway....make sure not pins are bent or worn out best way would prob b just to replace it
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Reviving old thread - my OBD2 port on my RX8 is quite loose, making data logging inconsistent, or not work at all.

I can't find a replacement part on Mazda's parts list, has anyone fixed or replaced these connectors?
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U can buy a generic obd2 connector with harness and just replace it.
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Revival number 2!
Does anyone here have a wiring diagram for the OBD2 port pinout? Or know where I can find it?
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Pin out is on page 142.

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Originally Posted by StealthTL View Post
Pin out is on page 142.

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hi this is my first post..i have just got a Mazda rx8 2005.the auto level sensor light has came up on my dash.can anyone tell me or post pictures of where they are located.cheers
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