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post #1 of 5 Old 04-20-2017, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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OBD2 "link error" reading

I have TWO OBD2 readers and they BOTH give a "link error" display after going through the scanning process on my 2004 X. It seems like they go through all the diagnostics properly and right at the end they display the 'link error' reading.

Anyone have any idea why this is happening or what I can do to fix it?

I have no idea what I'm doing but I'm gonna do it anyway.
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-20-2017, 10:41 AM
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I've only ever seen that after trying to connect to the weird angled connector on my wife's maxima and bent the pins slightly. I think you'd know if your pins are bent because it would be near impossible to plug it up properly.

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It plugs in pretty easily. I suppose it could be pin connection but the error happens on two readers.

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Ya, I forgot the pins are on the code reader cable and not the vehicle. Don't know what to say. I've read that unplugging the MAF sensor connector while the vehicle is running resets the ECU back to default settings for operation. Maybe that will act as a kind of reboot and solve the communication failure.....Couldn't hurt to try and only takes a few seconds.

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I'll give it a try. Thanks.

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