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Old 12-06-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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Diagnostic Port under Dash

Does anyone know where to find the diagnostic port/plug that is located somewhere under the dash on a 2004 Journey? Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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We don't have a Journey, but I think the layout is similar to our Horizon. Our diagnostic port is just to the left of the steering column behind a carpet covered vertical panel. It's usually wired tied to another bundle of wires so you might have to move things around a bit to see it.

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Old 12-06-2011, 08:23 PM   #3
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Probably has a grey cap screwed on to it about an inch in diameter.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:39 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum! Good advice so far. I think you should be able to find it somewhere around the base of the steering column and it should have a round grey cap on it.

Are you looking at adding a Vehicle Monitoring System?

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Old 12-07-2011, 04:11 AM   #5
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Thanks Denny, Daniel and Rick. I looked for it Monday and I think I saw the grey cap but for some reason it didn't register in my brain, I know the one on the back of the coach has a cap over it. I talked to Freightliner help yesterday and they confirmed there is one there, probably behind or mixed in with the other wires. I will look when pick it up Friday for the weekend.

Yes Rick, I am looking to tie in the Silverleaf lead.

Thanks for the help.

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OK, guys, I'm clueless on this one. What is a Silverleaf monitoring system?
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:20 PM   #7
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Look up:
SilverLeaf Electronics, Inc. | Knowledge is Horsepower
I have the VMSPC box which interfaces the diagnostics connector to a laptop.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:21 PM   #8
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OK, guys, I'm clueless on this one. What is a Silverleaf monitoring system?
Check it out. VMSpc | SilverLeaf Electronics, Inc.

The PC version works on a laptop (I have a netbook mounted on my dash) and plugs in to the diagnostic port. It monitors all available data on the chassis diag bus and you can configure it to display any or all of that data in any type of "dashboard" you want on your laptop screen. It also translates any fault codes which pop up.

For gadget nuts (like me) it's a must have.

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Old 12-07-2011, 07:24 PM   #9
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Silverleaf Electronics has developed a vehicle monitoring system that works with your laptop. The software is free, but you need their wiring and connector to tap the diagnostic port. Use this link to learn all about the software. The hardware is available from one of our sponsors RVUpgrades

VMSpc | SilverLeaf Electronics, Inc.


Guess I'm the slowest to respond. Sorry for the duplication.
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Are you guys happy with the VMSpc? My information center is the earlier one that is impossible to see, unless you sit on the floor right in front of it. It appears the VMSpc gives all the information the info center does, plus a lot more. FedEx should be delivering it today. So happy we found IRV2, so much information and help available!
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:37 AM   #11
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In previouw coach I had a Jotto Desk mount for my laptop right next to driver's seat with laptop hooked up to TV/lcd monitor just above. Windows running VMSPC at the bottom of the screen and Street Atlas (with GPS) at the top. Couldn't have been happier with functionality/reliability. I think the new VMSPC software (updates are free) provides even more info re fault codes... I now have TripTek and GPS and backup monitor all hooked up to my in-dash radio (an Alpine). I will probably still hook up the VMSPC (mostly for fault codes) later on...
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I have a 2002 Journey DL 36GD. I found the 6 pin plug to the left of the steering column mounted on a small bracket against the firewall. It was buried under 3 or 4 inches of wires. It's grey with a screw on cap just like the one mounted over your radiator. I purchased the silverleaf pc product and it works great. I built a small shelf which mounts on the wall just above the hwh jack buttons. I bought an Acer 10" netbook from Wally to use as display. It works perfect. I display the silverleaf guages on the left side using about 2" of the display. The remainder of the display is used by Delorme street atlas. Since the shelf is just to the left of the steering wheel, I have no problem actually seeing the data.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:11 PM   #13
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Does the Scanguage II and VMSpc show the same info or is there a noticeable difference?

Can the VMSpc be used on gas and diesel engines?
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:42 PM   #14
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I have a 2002 Journey DL 36GD. I found the 6 pin plug to the left of the steering column mounted on a small bracket against the firewall. It was buried under 3 or 4 inches of wires. It's grey with a screw on cap just like the one mounted over your radiator. I purchased the silverleaf pc product and it works great. I built a small shelf which mounts on the wall just above the hwh jack buttons. I bought an Acer 10" netbook from Wally to use as display. It works perfect. I display the silverleaf guages on the left side using about 2" of the display. The remainder of the display is used by Delorme street atlas. Since the shelf is just to the left of the steering wheel, I have no problem actually seeing the data.
Hopefully they changed from 02, when I talked to Freightliner Help (they had my serial #) he told me it was a 9 pin plug. Ordered it from SilverLeaf and have it in my hand..... guess I will find out tomorrow when I get it from the Storage Building. The Netbook sounds like a good idea. Thanks
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