OBD II connector?
II compliant vehicles have a 16-pin connector underneath the dash.
Alternatively it can be behind ashtrays, or concealed by a
removed plastic cover, sometimes with the letters “OBD” stamped on
it. Some 1994 and 1995 vehicles have this connector and are
only OBD I compliant. These OBD I vehicles are not supported by the
OBD II Connector (front view)
Will the LaptopDyno
and PDA-Dyno work on my vehicle?
Both support all US 1996 and
later passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty vehicles
including Domestic, European, Korean, and Asian.
Heavy-duty vehicles with GVWR exceeding 14,000 pounds may not work. Some diesel vehicles may not be
Some 1994 and 1995 vehicles are also supported
with a sticker under the hood indicating OBD II compliance. All 1996
and later vehicles are OBD II compliant and do not require the under
Both support all protocols found
on all cars sold in the US since 1996, including J1850 (VPW,
PWM), ISO 9141, ISO 14230 (KWP 2000), and ISO 15765
Outside the USA.
The United States required OBD II on all 1996 and
later passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty
Europe and the UK adopted EOBD (European OBD). The
LaptopDyno and PDA-Dyno work on EOBD.
Vehicles sold in other countries have started
requiring OBD in other years, or have no mandated OBD II
||1996 and later
(Heavy-Duty vehicles with GVRW exceeding 14000
||1998 and later
|Europe and UK
|Europe and UK
The "Fully Supported Years" column means that
100% of the vehicles sold in that country conform to OBD II or EOBD
starting in the year listed.
The "Incompletely Supported Years" column means
that some vehicles within that country will work
and some will not. The OBD II Connector
Pinout page can help to identify the standard your car uses.
The LaptopDyno and PDA-Dyno work on European OBD vehicles.
PC requirements for the
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows XP Professional
- Windows XP Home Edition
- Windows XP Media Center Edition
- Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
- Windows 2000 (Service Pack 2 recommended)
- Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me)
- Windows 98
- Microsoft Windows NT® 4.0 (Service Pack 6a required)
The computer must meet the following hardware requirements.
If your desktop or notebook PC is not equipped
with a serial port, a USB to serial
adapter is required.