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Old 03-01-2011, 09:45 PM   #1
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Anyone Know What This Is?

It was on my TJ when I bought it.

It's under the dash on the driver's side near the door.

Any help would be appreciated!



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Old 03-01-2011, 09:47 PM   #2
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OBD plug in. Hook it up at a parts store and they can tell you if your jeep is throwing codes or anything.

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Old 03-01-2011, 09:52 PM   #3
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Awesome. Thanks, BK!
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:02 PM   #4
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Specifically its an OBD 2 plug You can buy a code scanner on Ebay for $50 and scan codes yourself

( saves a lot of money sometimes )
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:22 AM   #5
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Glad I could actually help for once!!! Advance auto and Auto Zone does the testing free.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:42 AM   #6
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A side note on the parts stores: some will scan it themselves, some will give it to you to scan.

Also, some places will not delete the code. something along the lines of people deleting and ignoring serious codes, so some places have stopped doing that part of checking it.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:38 PM   #7
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Thanks, all. I saw there is an OBD2 reader on sale for $49 at Amazon.com, too.

Might be a pretty good investment.

I also appreciate the lack of ribbing about my ignorance on this!
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:37 PM   #8
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This one looks nice for only 30 bucks. Gets good reviews too.
Amazon.com: Autel MaxiScan MS300 CAN OBD-II Scan Tool: Automotive

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Old 03-02-2011, 06:37 PM   #9
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I have this one
CAN Bus Portable OBD2 OBD II Code Scanner /Reader NEW! - eBay (item 190502778216 end time Feb-17-11 11:00:00 PST)
Its good, does what its supposed to do, on all makes and models up to this year, but theirs no cd, you have to look up the code in the book by vehicle, and I assume after the book is outdated I'll have to look them up on the internet but it was a good price when my wife got it for me and it works great.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:48 PM   #11
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That's not overkill if you like the operation of the tool, its user preference
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:56 PM   #12
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Is there really any such thing as "over kill" when it comes to buying stuff for your Jeep?

I prefer to define such things as "more expensive but better equipped options."

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