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Missing Front OBDII Connector on 2003.5 FE

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I have a 2003.5 Esprit FE. According to the shop manual (which

really seems to stop in 1997 for the engine section, EMM) there are

two OBD II ports, one near the battery in the rear and one under the

passenger side dash in the front.

I've found and used the rear connector to scan the ECU (Auto XRay EZ-

Scan 6000). But after alot of digging and poking under the front

passenger dash, no OBD II connector has been found. The SIR and

Alarm connectors were present (and the tire monitoring system CPU and

alarm CPU).

I'm interested in knowing if persons with post 1998 Esprits have an

OBD II connector in the front, and if so, where? Particularly for

2002 and up model years and for FE's (late 2003 and 2004).

The engine ECU on my car identified itself as a "2004 Sport 350", by

the way, then flashed up one trouble code, "P0466 - Evaporative

Emission Control System Vent Control Malfunction" This code could be

caused by a loose gas cap - but the cap was secure. Hmmmm.

The "2004 Sport 350" ECU code confirms that FE's were shipped with

Sport 350 ECUs, but since no 2004 Sport 350's were made, the change

in year may mean that there are some differences between the FE and

earlier Sport 350 ECUs.

Any thoughts?

Jay

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Don't know whether it helps but I definitely have a front OBDII connector. It is under the dash on the passenger side.

I have a 2000 Sport 350 :animier:


Dave - 2000 Sport 350

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I have a 2002 and the only one i know of is wright next to the battery in the rear. And it workd perfect for all scans i have needed so far.

Julian

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I have a 2003.5 Esprit FE. According to the shop manual (which

really seems to stop in 1997 for the engine section, EMM) there are

two OBD II ports, one near the battery in the rear and one under the

passenger side dash in the front.

I've found and used the rear connector to scan the ECU (Auto XRay EZ-

Scan 6000). But after alot of digging and poking under the front

passenger dash, no OBD II connector has been found. The SIR and

Alarm connectors were present (and the tire monitoring system CPU and

alarm CPU).

I'm interested in knowing if persons with post 1998 Esprits have an

OBD II connector in the front, and if so, where? Particularly for

2002 and up model years and for FE's (late 2003 and 2004).

The engine ECU on my car identified itself as a "2004 Sport 350", by

the way, then flashed up one trouble code, "P0466 - Evaporative

Emission Control System Vent Control Malfunction" This code could be

caused by a loose gas cap - but the cap was secure. Hmmmm.

The "2004 Sport 350" ECU code confirms that FE's were shipped with

Sport 350 ECUs, but since no 2004 Sport 350's were made, the change

in year may mean that there are some differences between the FE and

earlier Sport 350 ECUs.

Any thoughts?

Jay

I have a 2001 Esprit and I have both OBDII connectors (one near the battery and one under the passenger side dash). The one under the dash was tucked way up in the wiring harness.

Also I think the code P0442 Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (small leak) is the one for the gas cap. At least that is what the dealer said. Mine pops up fome time to time with the P0442 code when I get very close to empty.

The Lotus gas cap seals are not the greatest and I'm looking for a cross refrence for the gas cap. But so far no luck. Someone told me to put just a little silcone grease on the gas cap seal and it help (but not totally solve) the sealing issue.

Joeyo

2001V8


JoeyO

2001 V8 - Silver

2007 Ducati 1098

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