What is the Eco OBD2?
On-Board Diagnostic Systems were started to be used in order to diagnose motor issues of vehicles having used in automotive sector in 1970s. OBD which had generally provided emission control of vehicles after that years, became more complicated in 1990s and came to the state of providing motor control on vehicles and diagnosis and contact on frame, body, electronic systems.
When was the OBD produced?
Clear Air Act was imposed in the conference conducted after the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) was founded in 1970. As soon as the act was imposed, ECU (Electronic Control Unit) and sensors on vehicles were started to be used in order to minimize emission level on vehicles and environmental pollution.
After the OBD was started to be used, Society of Automotive Engineers conducted a conference and made decisions that a standard connector needed using on vehicles and that sending signal would be fullfilled on this connector. Also, the OBD2 connector was started to be used on vehicles produced after 1996:
- After January 1st, 1996 in the U.S.A,
- After January 1st, 2001 in the E.U.
- In diesel motors and in all vehicles produced after January 1st, 2003, the OBD2 connector has been used.
Where is the OBD2 Connector on Vehicles?
The OBD2 Connector has to be generally around driver’s seat and passenger cabin. Also, it can be:
- Between driver’s door and steering column, under the dashboard,
- Under the steering wheel,
- Under driver’s seat or around it,
- Between steering column and center stack,