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Old 10-08-2007, 03:46 AM   #1
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After driving for 30 min. the check engine light comes on, you shut off the mh and then restart and the light stays off for about an hour into the drive.

WHERE is the obd or connector located to check the codes?
we have looked under dash and in front of engine compartment, will open the doghouse today.

any hints as to where the connectors are located would be appreciated.

it is on a Ford chassis if that matters, also would it be obdII or?

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After driving for 30 min. the check engine light comes on, you shut off the mh and then restart and the light stays off for about an hour into the drive.

WHERE is the obd or connector located to check the codes?
we have looked under dash and in front of engine compartment, will open the doghouse today.

any hints as to where the connectors are located would be appreciated.

it is on a Ford chassis if that matters, also would it be obdII or?

thanks
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:18 AM   #3
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The Ford OBD connector prior to OBDII is a squat pyramid with the top cut off. It is usually in the engine bay (under the dog house). If the vehicle is equiped with anti lock brakes, there will be two of them. One red for the anti lock and the black one for the OBD. Ford computers use a digital signal that pulses and the scanner that you use may or may not convert these pulses to english. Good luck.

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Old 10-08-2007, 01:57 PM   #4
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Thanks nhgeezer
I will look for that later today.
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Well still have not found the connector, brought it into a small service center and they looked around for 1 1/2 hours and still could not find it.

I always thought the obd connector had to be easy to get to plus somewhere it could be found.
This sucks

I thought Holiday Ramblers were good MH's but now changing my tune.
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:16 AM   #6
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Recently encountered the same problem with my 1999 Adventurer on a ford chassi. Check engine light came on while traveling home for Myrtle Beach. Stopped at 4 different Ford/RV dealers, could not find the port to connect computer. At Home spend hours looking, finally located it, it was to the right of the steering wheel way up high, attached to the back of the dash board, had to squeeze between the drivers seat and the engine dog house on my back with a flaslight to locate it
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:42 AM   #7
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Thanks, that is probably where ours is located, could they get a better spot..LOL

Would it be easier to get at if the tv was out?
our tv is right in the center I have had it many times no big problem, I just can't stand on my head for too long of time or pay more people hours of work for nothing but looking.

I will try that today
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what was the problem or the fix for your problem?
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:36 PM   #8
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Antlerz, Have you found the OBS connector yet? OBDII connectors, 1996 and newer vehicles are inside the passenger compaartment on all vehicles. Part of the clean air act of 1990 mandaited that the ODDII connector be near the drivers seat and is supposed to be able to be accessed from the drivers seat. OBD up to 1995 could be anywhere the manufacturer decided ti put it. Since you have a 1994 my bet is still under the dog house.

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Have not gotten to pull the dog house yet, but have looked under dash 18" every direction nothing so far.
have been busy with the bath floor but that should be done today .
Then I get to concentrate on the OBD connector some more

I appreciate the info the rv dealers around here have been useless

thanks again
I will update this after the tile and toilet are installed then obd hunting starts again
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Make sure that you have an OBD hunting license, the game warden is prowling around.

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Well the toilet is installed again working no leaks so far..
Now off to the sporting goods store to get that OBD license
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Removed the doghouse, NOTHING there that looks like a connector to plug any scanner into on the left side under the cover was a blue solenoid looking deal but no other open plugs no gray no red, no black.

I called the dealer who looked at it for a an hour and a half I told him I was looking under there and where to look, then he tells me they looked under the doghouse before.. .. and found zip

Could this unit not even have a connector?

anyone with a 94 HR Ford Chassis outthere that can take a picture of theirs and post it?

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by antlerz:
Well the toilet is installed again working no leaks so far..
Now off to the sporting goods store to get that OBD license </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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I forgot to mention sometimes Ford will put a cap over the diagnostic connector so that you will not see open terminals. They have been known to attach that cap to another unit like a part of the wiring harness. I think sometimes that some of the engineers at Ford and some other companies were scared before birth by a scanvanger hunt experience. The thing that makes it tough is that the bare chassis is sent to the body installer. The factory wiring is some times just in a bundle because the bare chassis has no place to hang this stuff. Then the body installers have their was with it and only dog the dislexic god knows where the stuff is.

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