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Location of OBD Connector in '96 Volvo 960 (4cylinders)

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Location of OBD Connector in '96 Volvo 960 (4cylinders)

Post by TPO911 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:59 pm

Where is the OBD connector located in a 1996 Volvo 960 (4 cylinder engine number B230GK123606300119)?
Have received my Scanning Tool, consisting of a RS232 to OBD cable and a CD containing the program. Now I want to test the tool, but cannot find the OBD connector in the car.
Thank you for helping..

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Re: Location of OBD Connector in '96 Volvo 960 (4cylinders)

Post by billofdurham » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:51 pm

There is no listing for the B230GK engine fitted to a '96 960.

The 940 from '96 to '98 did use the GK engine in certain countries.

My information is that the vehicles using the GK engine through to '98 still had the OBD1 system fitted. This is located in the engine compartment behind the left strut mount and doesn't need a scan tool.

When OBD11 is fitted the data link connector must be in the passenger compartment and within easy reach of the driver's seat. On the '96 960 it is mounted in front of the gear selector.

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Re: Location of OBD Connector in '96 Volvo 960 (4cylinders)

Post by TPO911 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:35 am

Thanks for the reply Bill.

If the OBD connector is located in front of the gear selector, then I would need guidance on how to remove the console box. Do you have any drawing that shows how to do that?

BTW, I live in Jakarta - Indonesia. And if I am not mistaken, the importer here changed the naming of the Volvo 940 to become 960, I do not know why.
So my Volvo should actually be called a 940 (since it is using a 4 cylinders engine). And the OBDi is not there anymore.

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Re: Location of OBD Connector in '96 Volvo 960 (4cylinders)

Post by billofdurham » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:36 pm

Importers do some strange things, as do Volvo. My VADIS shows the OBD1 fitted to all 940s up to 1998. When I first checked I only looked for the GK engine for which I have never had a question. Just goes to show you can't trust technical publications!!

OBD11 became the industry standard in late '95, that is the '96 models. One of the stipulations was that the data link connector must be accessible from the driver's seat with little or no dismantling. The location I gave you was for the 960. For the 940 it is right hand side of the centre console under a lift off panel:
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1987 744GLE, Manual, Green.
1991 960 3.0 24v, Auto, Silver.
1994 940T Wentworth, Auto, Blue.

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Re: Location of OBD Connector in '96 Volvo 960 (4cylinders)

Post by TPO911 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:51 pm

Thanks again Bill.

SInce my wife is using thyat car today and tomorrow, I shall check the OBDII connector after she comes back.

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TPO

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