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Old 07-02-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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anyone else data logging regularly?

Since I had the loss of power issue a few weeks back I've been data logging my trips into and home from work. Interesting data if nothing else good comes of it.

Question is what to do with the "door" that covers the OBD2 port. I'm currently just letting it hang down but occasionally bonk it with my foot when getting in/out of the car.

Any thoughts on how to handle that from the resident interior guru's?


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Old 07-02-2013, 11:14 PM   #2
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What r u using for data logging?
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Yes, there is a data logging thread in the Ti-VCT performance section. As for the OBD door, all you need is an OBD right - angle extension cord. It will give you the room to close the door and still be plugged in.
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This is the extension I bought:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The low profile right-angle will give you enough room to keep the door closed. In addition, you will need to unclip the OBDII port from its hole in the dash to allow it to "retract" further into the dash. I just keep the extension coiled up behind the port, and plug the sensor in when I need it--hidden back above the "dead pedal". Of course, you can run the extension to wherever you feel is convenient.

This thread contains some Torque logs and discussion: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=319243
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If you look at the ODBII port you should see a white clip on each side. Press them in and push back. This should unhinge the port and allow you to leave your dongle attached always.
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If you look at the ODBII port you should see a white clip on each side. Press them in and push back. This should unhinge the port and allow you to leave your dongle attached always.
Not the larger ones like mine. I had to unclip the port and use the extension above, as I described. Many OBD adapters are stilll too long and fat to fit without the extension cord.
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