Adapter sticks out too far - cannot put fuse/obd cover back on

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I just bought a new car and the old port is behind the fuse box cover. If I connect the adapter, I cannot put the fuse box cover back on. Is there an adapter cable or something? 2018 Kia Optima
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Southern Dad

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I have the same issue with my Hyundai Elantra. I found the OBDII port was actually able to be pushed out of its bracket. I have it behind the dash.
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Hi Southern Dad and midwest303,

Car manufacturers are required to place the OBD-II port within a certain distance from the steering wheel but unfortunately, there's nothing stating that they have to make it convenient to use! We designed our adapter to be as out of the way as possible but some car manufacturers didn't exactly have products like ours in mind when deciding where to place the OBD-II port.

That said, while it is officially unsupported, we do have some users that have had some success with an extension cable. If you go this route, please make sure to secure the adapter down as well as possible. It could erroneously trigger Crash Alert if it bounces around.