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Nissan Maxima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Data Link Connector (DLC)


See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: When using a scan tool, make sure to follow all of the manufacturer's instructions carefully to ensure proper diagnosis

Two types of data link connectors are used on each vehicle. Each is designed to fit a specific type of tool. The data link connector for the Nissan CONSULT is located in the interior fuse panel. The data link connector for the Generic Scan Tool (GST) is usually located under the left side of the dashboard.

The data link connectors are for use with scan tools only. The terminals cannot be jumpered to read out diagnostic codes, as on some vehicles. Be sure to follow the scan tool manufacturer's instructions.