Installation Options

If your vehicle doesn't have an OBD2 Port, there is a solution.

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Written by Anthony
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Bouncie is designed to physically attach to an OBD2 Port. However, if your vehicle does not have an OBD2 Port, you can use a conversion adapter or an OBD2 wiring harness to install the Bouncie device.

Converting a non-OBD2 Port

In most situations, an adapter can be used to convert a non-OBD2 Port configuration to the physical design of an OBD2 Port. Depending on your vehicle, these adapters are easy to find on Amazon and generally inexpensive.

An OBD2 wiring harness would need to provide the constant power and ground needed for Bouncie to work. When looking for an adapter, look for one that has a wire for constant power and a wire that acts as a ground. These are usually red and black. Tap the button below to view an adapter that is frequently used by our customers.

Using an Adapter or Splitter with an OBD2 Port

To have the best experience with Bouncie, it should be plugged directly into your OBD2 port. The only time you should consider using an adapter or splitter is if your vehicle does not have an OBD2 port. Tap the button below to read about the risks of using an adapter or splitter.

If using an Adapter or Splitter, let us know...

When Bouncie is installed in a non-OBD2 Port, we will need to update your device to an alternate configuration, which will provide all the location and driving data as you would expect. However, vehicle diagnostics, as well as fuel level reporting, will not be available.

The alternate configuration uses the power and ground from the non-OBD2 Port, but does not read data from the vehicle. Instead, it uses its internal sensors for all the information.

We can initiate the device update remotely. Then as the vehicle is driven over the next 24 hours, the update will complete.

Start a conversation with us when you are logged into the mobile app. Tap the top left corner and select Need Help. From there a Bouncie expert can assist!

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