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Old 08-30-2009, 05:23 PM
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ODB II reader for a 1995

I'm been wanting to get a ODB reader, but they all have warnings like this:

"Compatible with all OBD II-compliant vehicles from 1996 to the present"

Can I still use these readers on my 1995 Maxima?
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:18 PM
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I believe all US 4th gen maximas are ODB II, 95's port is on the pass. side by the ECU
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any 95-99 maxima IS obd-ii the location as stated above is near the ecu, rather than being next to the fuse panel by your left knee.
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Originally Posted by maxboy325 View Post
I believe all US 4th gen maximas are ODB II, 95's port is on the pass. side by the ECU

correct

95 maximas are OBDII not all cars pre 96 were obdI btw
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As everyone stated, the 95+ Maxima IS OBDII. 95 owners get the best of both worlds here in Illinois, no emissions testing AND we have OBDII..its Niiiice
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:31 AM
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Thanks guys.

Is there a particular brand/model of reader that you like?
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why buy one when auto zone is free??? also you can turn the screw to get codes next to the gas pedal, also free.
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Yup. I didnt feel like searching for this. Good info as always.
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FYI: Not all 1995 maximas are OBDII but there are some. The models produced closer to 1996 have the OBDII connector installed but are considered OBDI.
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Originally Posted by creammotors View Post
FYI: Not all 1995 maximas are OBDII but there are some. The models produced closer to 1996 have the OBDII connector installed but are considered OBDI.

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Originally Posted by creammotors View Post
FYI: Not all 1995 maximas are OBDII but there are some. The models produced closer to 1996 have the OBDII connector installed but are considered OBDI.
did you not read in the above posts noob that all 95 and newer maxima ARE obd-II. Or did you just write this to try and get coser you your 15 posts?
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Originally Posted by maxfever1987 View Post
did you not read in the above posts noob that all 95 and newer maxima ARE obd-II. Or did you just write this to try and get coser you your 15 posts?
Gain some knowledge before putting someone down who just might possibly have a valid point. Also if you notice, Creammotors is far from being a noob. He's been on since 2003. Now me..I'M a noob...to this website.

My pops is an instructor at the DC training center for Nissan, so I'd say he's a pretty knowledgeable guy when it comes to Nissans. According to him, my 1995 Maxima is OBDi. How do I know? It doesn't use the rear o2 sensor (post cat) for monitoring. Now what I mean by this is that the ecu still reads the post cat sensor, but will not throw a code when the sensor is bad. I just proved that theory 2 days ago with a consult, my rear o2 is shot, and it wasn't throwing a code. Nifty.

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Originally Posted by Kickin_Wing View Post
Gain some knowledge before putting someone down who just might possibly have a valid point. Also if you notice, Creammotors is far from being a noob. He's been on since 2003. Now me..I'M a noob...to this website.

My pops is an instructor at the DC training center for Nissan, so I'd say he's a pretty knowledgeable guy when it comes to Nissans. According to him, my 1995 Maxima is OBDi. How do I know? It doesn't use the rear o2 sensor (post cat) for monitoring. Now what I mean by this is that the ecu still reads the post cat sensor, but will not throw a code when the sensor is bad. I just proved that theory 2 days ago with a consult, my rear o2 is shot, and it wasn't throwing a code. Nifty.
That doesn't mean it's 'OBD-I'. It may not be compliant to 100% of OBD-II specifications, but it does comply with most.

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FYI: Not all 1995 maximas are OBDII but there are some. The models produced closer to 1996 have the OBDII connector installed but are considered OBDI.
No. All A32s have an OBD-II DLC, as we've proved many a time.
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Look for the plug by the glove box. If it's there get an OBD2 reader. I recommend one that gives you the description of the code on its LED screen. My 95 is obd2 readable, but according to NYC emissions test, it is not obd2. They have to put the sniffer in the tail pipe and run it thru several speeds and get the readings at those speeds, all while, a DMV camera records the test, and your car license plate. A real pain in the butt, cause the garage really wants to find something wrong, to compensate for their time.
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Originally Posted by creammotors View Post
FYI: Not all 1995 maximas are OBDII but there are some. The models produced closer to 1996 have the OBDII connector installed but are considered OBDI.
then explain why my car was made 7-94 and has the OBD2 port and can be read with a OBD2 code reader?
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mine runs off a normal obd2 scanner 1995
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I took it to autozone and the guy looked and couldn't find the OBD port lol, he read on my car and said its a 95 and is not OBD2. now that i know its on pass side im gonna go back lol.

Thanks for info. thats crazy. i wonder what other vehicles were obd2 in 95.
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Originally Posted by Kickin_Wing View Post
Gain some knowledge before putting someone down who just might possibly have a valid point. Also if you notice, Creammotors is far from being a noob. He's been on since 2003. Now me..I'M a noob...to this website.

My pops is an instructor at the DC training center for Nissan, so I'd say he's a pretty knowledgeable guy when it comes to Nissans. According to him, my 1995 Maxima is OBDi. How do I know? It doesn't use the rear o2 sensor (post cat) for monitoring. Now what I mean by this is that the ecu still reads the post cat sensor, but will not throw a code when the sensor is bad. I just proved that theory 2 days ago with a consult, my rear o2 is shot, and it wasn't throwing a code. Nifty.
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holy crap guys.

ALL 4TH GENS ARE OBDII. The connector is down by the fuse box, near the driver's left knee (or if you're a tall bastrd, your shin )

That said, I'm pretty sure that 4th gens are not 100% compliant with OBDII, however, they read fine with an OBDII reader. I use a cheap eBay OBD2 to USB adapter and it works fine.
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Originally Posted by Coolsaber57 View Post
holy crap guys.

ALL 4TH GENS ARE OBDII. The connector is down by the fuse box, near the driver's left knee (or if you're a tall bastrd, your shin )

That said, I'm pretty sure that 4th gens are not 100% compliant with OBDII, however, they read fine with an OBDII reader. I use a cheap eBay OBD2 to USB adapter and it works fine.
Except of course on the '95s...


96+ are fully OBD-II compliant as required by federal law. '95s (IME) are completely compliant in every aspect I've tried them, but some argue that they aren't fully.

Regardless, if you've got an OBD-II code reader and an A32 regardless of year, you can read the codes.
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Except of course on the '95s...


96+ are fully OBD-II compliant as required by federal law. '95s (IME) are completely compliant in every aspect I've tried them, but some argue that they aren't fully.

Regardless, if you've got an OBD-II code reader and an A32 regardless of year, you can read the codes.
I didn't know that the 95s are on the wrong side.

I thought I read somewhere that 95s and 96s weren't fully compliant. But IMO, it doesn't really matter, as long as people can read the codes, that's all they'll really care about, lol.

Also, the baud rate (i think that's the term) of the ECUs sucks.
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Kiwi Wifi OBDII Connectivity for 1995

I hesitate to post at all. In fact, I've followed this forum since it was a fledgling website prior to the 21st century. Apparently I've even had to re-create my account at least once since it appears I'm a newbie from 2008.

I've been reading threads all day. For hours. Like since 11am this morning. I'm probably wrong, but I feel I have enough "knowledge" to ask a simple question without getting an angry red emoticon, or provoking someone to change their .sig.

This place isn't easy to search. Captcha for logged in members? Really? And it's not easy to read through pages of posts and the associated complaints about posts and subsequent posts. Such is the nature of online discussions, impatience and intolerance, though I guess this kind of aggression is commonplace among drivers of cars that go 140MPH+.

So here's my question, which apparently I'll have to post here due to my severe lack of posting experience:

I want to buy a Kiwi Wifi to use with my iPhone and presume that because my 1995 Maxima is (mostly) ODBII compatible I will have no problems.

Has anyone else recently bought and used it with their 1995 (or later)? Any regrets? This seems like a perfect solution for me.


Thanks for your kind help in advance.
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This is good to know. I had just assumed that the 95 I bought had the same setup as my 96. Now I won't waste time looking for the connector on the wrong side of the car.
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I saw my dealer check codes on the left side of the steering wheel on my 95....
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I saw my dealer check codes on the left side of the steering wheel on my 95....
That would be the CONSULT connector pictured above.
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That would be the CONSULT connector pictured above.
Yep.
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'95 Maxima OBD2 port

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then explain why my car was made 7-94 and has the OBD2 port and can be read with a OBD2 code reader?
It's been 9 years since Shift **** posted this succinct statement about his '95 Maxima. Thank you. I found a removable cover by passenger's left ankle on the side of the console. there is one plastic rivet having a single pin holding the cover. I did not have a fork shaped tool to pull out the rivet so I just pulled the whole panel straight away from the console. the OBD2 port is mounted on the left side when facing the console and steering wheel from passenger door.

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Originally Posted by creammotors View Post
FYI: Not all 1995 maximas are OBDII but there are some. The models produced closer to 1996 have the OBDII connector installed but are considered OBDI.
Well it is normal for the next model year to be produced in the previous year! Such as a production date of 7/95 to 6/96 is a 96, 7/94 to 6/95 are 95 models...this is a general rule of thumb but we all know Nissan has made changes and consider some models as (.5) models such as the first D21 Hardbody pickups were 1986.5...
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Not all a32 are OBD II, at least not in Europe. My 1995 is not.
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Originally Posted by CMax03 View Post
Well it is normal for the next model year to be produced in the previous year! Such as a production date of 7/95 to 6/96 is a 96, 7/94 to 6/95 are 95 models...this is a general rule of thumb but we all know Nissan has made changes and consider some models as (.5) models such as the first D21 Hardbody pickups were 1986.5...
I'm glad you responded to a 9 year old post....
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I'm glad you responded to a 9 year old post....
as did you
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