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Old 09-23-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
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name this connector

In my 1997 ng900, I've been connecting the can-usb adapter to the large black connector next to the ECU. I think it's called "diagnostic port" or "factory service port" or some such. It's really hard to find any documentation about stuff like this.



For like 2 years I've been making do with that rudimentary wiring harness I made, plus some tape and hot glue, so the car now exposes a db9-style port there that the can-usb can plug right into. It works, but it's fragile and I'm worried that someday this will rip loose at the wrong time and brick something.

What I want to do is make a project box that plugs into the mystery harness with the correct snap-in connector, and has db9 on the other side. Basically the same thing in the picture but compact and robust. In order to do that, I need to find out more about that connector, specifically where to get one of the opposite gender.
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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Grab the part number of the pin housing then search for it in EPC. Hopefully you come up with a match which also shows what component may use it.
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Buy a 3' DB9 cable, cut it in half, pin it out, skin back the insulation on the harness wires and solder it in. That's easier and more reliable with less connections.
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If you dont want to cut into the harness, grab a seat heater switch and pull it apart. I think the base (male) connector of those switches are the same type of connector at that test diag port.
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Buy a 3' DB9 cable, cut it in half, pin it out, skin back the insulation on the harness wires and solder it in. That's easier and more reliable with less connections.
This is a good suggestion. Suggested to me by the same person several years ago
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