NOTE: This is a general use stand-in for the OEM SST 09843-18020 used for setting ignition timing, checking ABS, transmission and airbag diagnostics.
NOTE: THIS IS FOR THE UNDERHOOD DIAGNOSTICS PORT NOT THE OBD PORT UNDER THE DASH!!!
I know what you are thinking, "A fancy jumper wire? For the Diagnostics port? I just use a paperclip". I use to be the same way.
There are two incidents that occurred within the past three months that forced a rethink of the jumper wire:
1. Person A needs some help tuning their truck before a smog check. Truck needs to be at 3deg Ignition Timing before heading out. Person A puts in the paperclip and starts the truck. Assuming its in diagnostic mode we proceed to set timing. Can't get it set correctly. Turns out the paperclip wasn't in the terminal enough to make contact, it was off to one side. Try again.
2. Person B calls in a panic that their truck is driving like hell after being serviced. Pop the hood and eventually find that the paperclip was still in the diagnostic port. Person B had forgotten the paperclip was even there.
So why not prevent dumb mistakes like this? The Metri-Pack male terminals give you nice, positive engagement and the length of the cable, coupled with the bright red coating, lets you know its still there and needs to be removed. Simple and easy and no need to hunt for a paperclip. Of course we threw in a paperclip or two as part of our Fuse and Accessory Kit but that's because everyone should have a paperclip handy :)
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Tool is very useful to a car enthusiast
Nice product - glad "someone" made it b/c its a needed tool! Nice work guys.
My first purhase of Wits' end product was great. Easy to navigate website / Great automation and alerts of shipping / and upon receiving item was very pleased with quality and look forward to larger purchase in the near future for my very fast fj80 3FE.(0 to 60 in 4.7 days)
Perfect for the 1994 land cruiser.
I Googled and found this test wire as an alternative to Toyota's SST 09843–18020. I know, I could have grabbed a piece of wire and accomplished the same thing, but for a few bucks this jumper wire satisfies the need, works well, and provides a necessary tool for the Toyota owner. Well constructed.