Technical Brava 1.2 obd location and alternator lead question

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Technical Brava 1.2 obd location and alternator lead question

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Hi All,

My 2001 1.2 Brava (Not Bravo) has an orange engine light on (But drives fine),
so I wanted to get a OBD2 checker for it. I expected to find a yellow 3 pin
socket by the fuse cover but there's nothing there. Where might it be?

Also, while digging about I noticed a two pin connector loose next to the
alternator. My guess would be that it was removed on purpose, any idea why that might have been done?
What does it do?

One more while I think about it, the passenger door latch split pin has broken, do I need to take the interior panel off to fit a new one?

Many thanks for any help.
Steve
 
Hi All,

My 2001 1.2 Brava (Not Bravo) has an orange engine light on (But drives fine),
so I wanted to get a OBD2 checker for it. I expected to find a yellow 3 pin
socket by the fuse cover but there's nothing there. Where might it be?

Also, while digging about I noticed a two pin connector loose next to the
alternator. My guess would be that it was removed on purpose, any idea why that might have been done?
What does it do?

One more while I think about it, the passenger door latch split pin has broken, do I need to take the interior panel off to fit a new one?

Many thanks for any help.
Steve
https://www.outilsobdfacile.com/location-plug-connector-obd/Fiat-brava-1
 
Thanks for the reply Charlie.
I'd actually found that link googling previously but there's nothing there in my car.

Here's two pictures of the nothing there!

I've also added a pic of the alternator lead, if anyone knows what it does
or why it might have been unplugged I'd appreciate it.
The Haynes manual I bought for the car hasn't helped in the slightest on
any question I've had so far... Maybe it's me. :)

Thanks
Steve
 

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Thanks for the reply Charlie.
I'd actually found that link googling previously but there's nothing there in my car.

Here's two pictures of the nothing there!

I've also added a pic of the alternator lead, if anyone knows what it does
or why it might have been unplugged I'd appreciate it.
The Haynes manual I bought for the car hasn't helped in the slightest on
any question I've had so far... Maybe it's me. :)

Thanks
Steve
If the switch is on your power steering pump it detects increased pressure in hoses when steering loaded. When switched on it increases idle speed slightly to stop stalling when manovering at slow speeds. Maybe switch stuck on and so disconnected. Don't worry about it .

Please post another pic of your engine bay with wider angle
 
I like the picture of nothing there (-:

But the link shows the area slightly left of centre of bulkhead and slightly higher up.
The second two photos in the link should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise.
Ignor ref to air intake-that's a mistranslation.
Please may I have another pic of nothing there too :)
 
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Yes, it might be the power steering pump. Sorry, I'm no mechanic!

Here's some other pics.
 

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Yes, it might be the power steering pump. Sorry, I'm no mechanic!

Here's some other pics.
I can see your obd connector from here(-:

Well I can see the obd storage clip/cap can't see if actual plug and wire is attached or if it has dropped down.
 
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The switch is a pressure switch for steering system .
 
Thanks for the reply Charlie.
I'd actually found that link googling previously but there's nothing there in my car.

Here's two pictures of the nothing there!

I've also added a pic of the alternator lead, if anyone knows what it does
or why it might have been unplugged I'd appreciate it.
The Haynes manual I bought for the car hasn't helped in the slightest on
any question I've had so far... Maybe it's me. :)

Thanks
Steve

Hi again

Im intrigued by the 2pics showing the fluid reservoir..

Alternator..pas.. seem to be near RH Headlamp

Your OBD PORT should be above the pedals in drivers footwell..

However.. we do have others on here periodically who are adamant their 2001 PETROLS are not OBD2..

Mine was a Diesel.. and a VERY well concealed plug ( and cap..)
 
Hi again

Im intrigued by the 2pics showing the fluid reservoir..

Alternator..pas.. seem to be near RH Headlamp

Your OBD PORT should be above the pedals in drivers footwell..

However.. we do have others on here periodically who are adamant their 2001 PETROLS are not OBD2..

Mine was a Diesel.. and a VERY well concealed plug ( and cap..)
I was thinking it should be obd2 also .
Maybe poster didn't look for multipin obd connector above feet?

Anyway storage clip/cap for previous generation connector is on side of fuse box in engine bay , passenger side near bulkhead not far from the gaffer taped air hose(-:

Can't see from photo if it has a wire stored in it, so maybe it has dropped out and now hanging down somewhere or maybe it is obd2 above feet in cabin.

If this is the fuse cover you refer to in your first post I apologise, there are fuses inside the car and that is what I thought you referred to.

Sometimes the obd connector is near the interior fuses.
 
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Thanks to all for replies.
I can't see anything near/dropped by fuse box in engine bay.
I'll have a look above the pedals, I did see a bravo youtube video saying a panel needed
removing...
 
>Well I can see the obd storage clip/cap

Where?, do tell..
:)
Storage clip is on the side of engine bay fuse box .
storage clip/cap for is on side of fuse box in engine bay , passenger side near bulkhead not far from the gaffer taped air hose(-:
Plus take lid off engine bay fuse box and look in there sometimes obd plug is in there
 
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>sometimes obd plug is in there

No nothing there.

I'll have a look above the pedals, but meanwhile I wonder if I could track it another way?
Specifically, rather than looking for where it should usually be, where does it
originate from?

I'm starting to wonder if the engine light is on because it has no connection anymore
to fix it with...
:-(

Steve
P.S
It was helpful of the dealer to tape over the light so I didn't notice it...
How do they get such a bad name?
 
>sometimes obd plug is in there

No nothing there.

I'll have a look above the pedals, but meanwhile I wonder if I could track it another way?
Specifically, rather than looking for where it should usually be, where does it
originate from?

I'm starting to wonder if the engine light is on because it has no connection anymore
to fix it with...
:-(

Steve
P.S
It was helpful of the dealer to tape over the light so I didn't notice it...
How do they get such a bad name?
Sorry I have just read on an old post some people have found the connector on/near fuse box in side car behind the glove box.

Somewhere else for you to look.

I also found an illustration from the fiat owners handbook that shows the connector wire running across front of engine bay fuse box then being stored in clip to side of box- look to see if someone has tucked the wire and connector behind fuse box.
What is the date of first registration of your car?

Great question about where wires for obd connector originate, it will be the engine ecu. You need a pin out diagram for that.

Good luck and keep us updated.
 
That may not be correct about glove box fuse box-just noticed it was bravo info.

Regardless of that find interior fuse box , which may be deeply hidden above drivers pedals. Laying down looking up from foot well sounds fun. Look for obd connector on/near fuse box.
Or if you have fuse box by drivers knee(under a cover?) Look there too.
 
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