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diagnostic system in response to a problem found in the vehicle. These codes identify a
particular problem area and are intended to provide you with a guide as to where a fault
might be occurring within a vehicle. OBD II Diagnostic Trouble Codes consist of a five-digit
alphanumeric code. The first character, a letter, identifies which control system sets the
code. The second character, a number, 0-3; other three characters, a hex character, 0-9 or
A-F provide additional information on where the DTC originated and the operating
conditions that caused it to set. Here below is an example to illustrate the structure of the
Figure 2-1

2.3 Location of the Data Link Connector (DLC)

The DLC (Data Link Connector or Diagnostic Link Connector) is typically a 16-pin connector
where diagnostic code readers interface with the vehicle's on-board computer. The DLC is
usually located 12 inches from the center of the instrument panel (dash), under or around
the driver's side for most vehicles. If Data Link Connector is not located under dashboard, a
label should be there telling location. For some Asian and European vehicles, the DLC is
located behind the ashtray and the ashtray must be removed to access the connector. If the
DLC cannot be found, refer to the vehicle's service manual for the location.

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