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#1 vindi93

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 10:09 PM

I'm thinking of removing the obd port and relocating it somewhere else has anyone done this before not necessarily on a mk3?
I was thinking of leaving a dummy connector in place, potentially I suppose you could wire in voltage supply onto a data pin. I would assume the can bus data signals are low 5v or even 3.3v, if so 12v down the data pin is surely going to upset a potential stealing device? Anyway just interested in moving the obd port for now

#2 Tezza


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 05:51 PM

I have not actually moved mine but i have relocated the wiring in the obd plug to different slots as iirc there are 16 slots and only 8 wires used :)

So once i moved the wires to different positions i had to make a adaptor loom so that when i plug it in to the scrambled obd port it reverts it back to how it should be :)

Cost was under £20 and took my about a hour to make and complete

#3 vindi93

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 07:00 PM

Do the connectors come out easily ? I suppose if it only uses 8 wires I could change the the plug altogether to something totally different and make an adapter plug similar to what you've done.

#4 jbeer


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 09:29 AM

Why not use this Databloc, it blanks the OBD port so that nothing can be connected to it and also it cannot be just pulled off you actually have to get a pick tool to unclip it which no little tea-leaf is going to do.


I've had one on my BMW from day one