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    OBD connector location for Ford Escort??

    Hi
    Complete newbie so apologies if this has been answered before but...

    I would like to locate the OBD connector in my Ford Escort. It's a UK model, 1993. Can someone tell me where I can find it, or indeed if it even exists!

    I have read differing opinions on several different forums but I gather I am looking at working with a pre OBD-II interface. If anyone could tell me what the protocol for a 1993 UK Escort would be that'd also be great!

    Thanks
    Andy.

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    http://www.autoxray.com/connectors.aspx

    The pictures aren't too clear, but they might be of some help.
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    Escorts don't have OBD. (Unless you have a very rare post-1998 model that has an early version of EEC-V, in that case you can have SOME access to OBD.)

    Focus do have OBD-II.

    The Ford code reader plug is on the passenger side kicker panel.
    This is NOT OBD, and it is Ford-only protocol.

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    I have a UK 93 Ford Escort too and would love having information from the ECU displayed on the screen.

    I will try looking for the connector too.

    I have heard it is a pre OBD-II interface as well. Hope we can find a way of extracting the information like you can with OBD-II.

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    It is NOT OBD!!
    It only gives fault codes!!

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    Thats a shame

    (Could have saved posting too if I had refreshed the screen just before I wrote a reply, lol)

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    Shame, yes, but can't really expect too much from an old car, can we

    I've got a 1996 Escort, I am changing to a post-2000 car this year before I finish the carputer and put that in...


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    Thanks for the info guys.
    Disappointed the escort doesn't have OBD.
    I should've also checked this post before I spent a good half hour tonight upside down in the driver side footwell with a screwdriver and a torch

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    escort from 1990 with OBD

    I have OBD on my escort, under the hood, not inside, it's 2 pins conector, how come?only 1998? from 1996 there is OBD II for escort.

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