RearVision is designed to work on all standard passenger vehicles (cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans) built and sold in the United States after January 1, 1996, the year On-Board Diagnostic ports became standard. In general, this means all 1996 model year (and later) cars have a standardized OBD-II port, which is required for the Pearl Car Adapter, an integral part of RearVision.
To determine if your car is OBD-II equipped:
- There will be an OBD-II connector port somewhere within 3 feet of the driver position. (Look under the steering wheel or dash.)
- There will be a sticker or nameplate under the hood that reads, "OBD II compliant."
What’s an OBD-II port look like?
It’ll look similar to the image below.
Note that there are two types of OBD-II ports:
- Type A 12V OBD-II ports (pictured above, supported for use with RearVision) present in most standard passenger vehicles, such as cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans.
- Type B 24V OBD-II ports which are typically found in heavy duty and commercial vehicles (not supported for use with RearVision).
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