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My friend has a 2000 Jetta (100% stock) that has a check engine light. Car has 44,000 miles. At 32,000 the MAF was replaced along with the rear 02 sensor. We went to Autozone today to have it scanned and they said they have never seen a rectangle shaped OBD 2 port. Is there an adapter to make it fit or what ?
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There is a whole vag-com system made for VW's that you can put onto your computer and do everything yourself. a little pricy but worth it from what i hear. http://www.ross-tech.com/

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That doesn't make any sense. Your friends jetta's OBD2 port is rectangular. I have the 2K Jetta and scan it with OBD2 scanner almost on a weekly basis as my bro has one. (OBD2 and should fit ANY car 87 or 88 and up as it is a standard, so it has to have same plug). It will even fit your Z28.

The port is located below the steering wheel right beside the hood release.

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I have scanned my Z28 before, I know how OBD 2 works but will the standard trapazoid fit on her rectangular port? Or is there an adapter?

The guy at Autozone (usually worthless) took the scanner and said it wouldn't fit her port and that he has never seen a port that was that rectangular before. He wouldn't let me try to connect it. i just need to know if the standard trapazoid shaped scan tool will fit her rectangular port?
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TF242:
That doesn't make any sense. Your friends jetta's OBD2 port is rectangular. I have the 2K Jetta and scan it with OBD2 scanner almost on a weekly basis as my bro has one. (OBD2 and should fit ANY car 87 or 88 and up as it is a standard, so it has to have same plug). It will even fit your Z28.

The port is located below the steering wheel right beside the hood release.

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Thomas, I think you mean 96. The goverment made it the standard that all vehicles in the US as of 1996 must have the OBD2 plug. They are all the same type of connecter on all types of vehicle. If it's meant to be in the US it must have that type of connector. Some late model year 95's might also have that plug. Also they made it mandatory that the plug be located pretty much in the same place in all cars. All under the dash on drivers side. I learned all this in the 2 years of Ford school and working on Fords for 5 years. They decided on the plug and the location, so that pretty much anyone could pull codes from the computer.
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Yes the port does have a slightly different shape, but any generic obd2 scanner will fit on it. Tou'll know you got it on because most scanners power up when they are properly attached... [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
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Thanks for the correction, Chuck.

I could been wrong there I really don't know the exact year, but late 90's make more sense.

The point is they are standard plug as of "that" year.
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