Where is the 1994 Honda Civic OBD port location?

I just purchased a used Honda Civic, and I want to make sure it’s in proper working order. Where’s the 1994 Honda Civic OBD port located?

Mariza Morin · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The 1994
Honda Civic
OBD port should be located behind the kick panel on the passenger side. All vehicles manufactured after 1996 in the United States are equipped with a mandated OBD-II port, so your sedan will have a first-generation On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) system instead.
What does that mean? Rather than the 16-pin port connector you’ll find with an OBD-II port, you’ll have an OBD-I port with two blue connectors: a two-pin service check connector and a three-pin data link connector. You’ll want to use the blue three-pin connector with an OBD-I scanner to retrieve diagnostic information.
The OBD system maintains all vital vehicle data, such as emissions and speed information. The main difference between the first and second-generation OBD systems is that the OBD-I system (equipped in your Civic) was externally linked to the vehicle’s console, while the OBD-II system is integrated into the vehicle itself.
If you’re having any difficulties and don’t
understand car OBD codes
, you may have to
take your car to a mechanic
to help you figure out any underlying issues with your 1994 Honda Civic.
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