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Old 06-14-2018, 07:23 PM
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Where is OBD port located?

I have 2008 x-14 with 350 MCX. Trying to see if I can get code reading for an intermittent “service required” warning light on VDIG that has come on sporadically?

I tried to do search for OSB port in search function, but couldn’t quickly find.

Or maybe there is a menu item in vdig I’m missing thatbgive code?

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Old 06-14-2018, 11:08 PM
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First, to answer your question, there is no easy way to read the code. A regular car obd reader won't work. You need a specific marine ECM reader. Maybe ask a dealer to read the codes.

Now, is the intermittent warning only on startup? If so, the VDIG has a oil change reminder built in that will display on startup when it times out. It can be reset on the setup screen.


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Old 06-15-2018, 10:08 AM
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I had that on startup. But you press menu for it to go away. To permanently remove it, go to settings, service reset, and the code is down up down up or up down up down. Do the service though
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:26 PM
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Yesterday it was at start up, just moved the boat about 100yrds to dock, never past idle. Later in the afternoon ran great, got my first pull behind it, all was good. The other time was also at start up, then boat went to limp mode, after turning it off for a while, boat ran great, has has not had warning again until yesterday. I believe JohnE did the oil change at end of last season.
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:41 PM
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First, to answer your question, there is no easy way to read the code. A regular car obd reader won't work. You need a specific marine ECM reader. Maybe ask a dealer to read the codes.

Now, is the intermittent warning only on startup? If so, the VDIG has a oil change reminder built in that will display on startup when it times out. It can be reset on the setup screen.


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Thanks for the info, does the oil change reminder say that or does it say “service required”. This is what I’m getting.
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:44 PM
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Hmm, that is not the oil change reminder screen, it is yellow, forget the actual text.


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Old 06-15-2018, 11:35 PM
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Thanks for the info, does the oil change reminder say that or does it say “service required”. This is what I’m getting.
I had that once on my 08 xstar. Didn't see anything wrong with the engine or heard anything wierd. Checked the engine bay. All was good. Temp was good. Oil pressure was good. We reset the batteries and never had it come back. Try that first. But if it keeps coming back then you might have a problem. Could be as simple as o2 sensor or could be unfortunately more serious.

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Old 06-20-2018, 05:44 PM
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My 2008 x14 was doing the same thing last week. Turns out the spare battery was bad and drawing off the primary battery. Check/replace your batteries and it may go away.
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:09 PM
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MEFI ECMs do not have an OBD1 or OBD2 port like on an auto. They have either a data link connector DLC or a CAN buss connector. Neither of these can be accessed with an auto OBD reader.

MEFI 1-4 can be accessed with a rather inexpensive Rinda Code Reader. MEFI 5 and up need a CAN connector to read the ECM codes.
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:57 PM
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Yup it is the one of the connectors at the back of the engine on the ECU .... you need a Diacom or MEFI-5 tool to pull the code.
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