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EOBD Compliance

EOBD Compliance

In 1996 in the United States, a Federal Law came into force requiring all US-sold cars to be OBD2 compliant. This generates a lot of confusion as the OBD2 Federal Law applied only to cars sold in the US.

Within the EU, our equivalent law (European On-Board Diagnostics, or EOBD) did not come into force, and was not fully implemented by our car manufacturers, until 2001 for petrol cars, and 2004 for diesels.  This gave diagnostic tool manufacturers the opportunity to produce generic tools that would interface with all cars.

UKOBD stocks a significant number of tools that cover pre-EOBD compliance, but these are manufacturer-specific, generally offer a more comprehensive package (often other ECU's than engine) and therefore often slightly more expensive.

Prior to the compliance dates it is very difficult to determine compliance, and we would therefore recommend checking very carefully before  purchasing generic equipment for cars manufactured before 2001 Petrol and 2004 Diesel.

It is important also to recognise that EOBD only covers engine diagnostics - all other vehicle ECU's are still covered by the manufacturers own systems.

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Type B EOBD/OBD2 Enclosure

Type B EOBD/OBD2 Enclosure
£5.62

Sprinter to EOBD/OBD Convertor Cable

Adaptor cable for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van.
£45.95

ScanGaugeD

OBDII/EOBD is not the standard for large diesel powered vehicles such as lorries, coaches, trucks and diesel pusher RVs. These type of vehicle rely on the J1939 and J1708 protocols. Vehicle diagnostic tools for these vehicle are expensive.
£118.00

ScanGauge2 Firmware Upgrade

If you have a ScanGauge2 with old firmware, we are now offering a fixed cost firmware upgrade to the latest firmware version.
£25.00

ScanGauge Mount

If the velcro pad supplied with the ScanGauge does not meet your needs, this product allows you to mount any of the ScanGauge range on your dashboard (with supplied plate) or windscreen.
£15.00

ScanGauge E inc cable to connect to ScanGauge2

ScanGaugeE™ provides you with real-time information about your vehicle’s fuel economy through an intuitive graphic display. According to a report issued by the US government, adjusting your driving habits can increase fuel economy by up to 33%.
£81.99

ScanGauge Additional/Extra Cable

Additional/Extra cable for ScanGauge2 or ScanGaugeE models.
£15.00

PCMSCAN Software

PCMSCAN is a fully featured generic EOBD/OBD-II scanner and diagnostic tool that supports a wide variety of EOBD/OBD-II hardware interfaces. It allows viewing, charting, logging and playback of diagnostic data in real time via the vehicle's EOBD/OBD-II di
£61.22

OpelScanner Pro Upgrade

Upgrade from OpelScanner CAN to PRO version
£320.00

Opelscanner CAN

OpelScanner is a comprehensive fault diagnostic system for Vauxhall and Opel cars covering models from 1996 to 2012. The PC-based tool offers high-end fault diagnostic features at a highly competitive price.
£340.00

Multiple ECU Simulator

Multiple Protocol OBD ECU Simulator according to SAE J1979 and to ISO 15031-5 Simulates a single or 4 different ECU's (PCM, TCM, HEC, ABS) Simulates ISO9141-2, KWP2000, J1850 PWM, J1850 VPWM, CAN
£569.25

Mongoose PWM

Mongoose is a low-cost, high-performance vehicle network interface that connects a laptop directly to the OBD-II connector, includes a J2534 driver and delivers full-speed (12mps) USB 2.0 performance.
£302.29