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G'day, where do I get a OBD2 interface cord from that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Thanks.

Might help if you gave some more information, such as the device(s) you want to connect to the OBD2 port, and the connecting port type for it? USB "A" , USB "B", "USB "C", OTG, RS232 (serial) like my AUTEC tool, or something else?

While there is a lot of standardisation, there are many manufactures who use propriatory ports, so that may also be something to consider?

Depending what you want to use the cable for, and the device(s) you want to connect, you may find a BLUETOOTH dongle offers more versatility?

I have a HP laptop with the hp tuner software down loaded on it . I need the cord to plug it into the car.

Uh, questions still stand.

Assuming USB, does it have the "C" or older "A" sockets, or even "Mini USB" variants? Different models of HP laptops have different options.

What is the vehicle it's connecting to?

I don't know anything about computers, this is all a big learning experience for me. I know that my laptop has two USB ports.

HPTuners only works with their MPVI Interfaces. The current version is MPVI3, but MPVI2+ still works fine. The price for these interfaces is totally fair for that they do, they are much more than a simple cable. They are capable of working with multiple protocols, have internal logging, either include or have the option for external analog voltages and CAN to allow wideband connections.

I think you will spend as much or more just to get a good wideband, and that is also a requirement to tune most vehicles.

Save up your dollars -- this is a professional tool, and you need to have it to work on some cars. It's just the cost of doing business.

Thank you, David, I mis-understood his enquiry.

Lawrence, these are the basics of USB ports - https://www.compandsave.com/help/articles/360057266471/what-are-the-different-types-of-usb-ports-and-connectors-

This goes into them in a little more depth, especially the colour codings - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PctX3kcTj5U

If you have a relatively new lappy, I'd expect it to have at least one Type "C", but even if it's just got the 3.* ports, it should work perfectly well.

Thanks to both of you, that is helpful.

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