Dearborn DPA 5 Kit

The DPA 5 continues DG Technologies DPA family tradition of being the fastest, most rugged, most reliable, and most versatile RP1210 Vehicle Datalink Adapters (VDAs), and its Bluetooth wireless!


The DG-DPA5-Y-DUALCAN cable will be discontinued and replaced by a single 9-p Deutsch cable.  The new cable included in the DG-DPA5-BT KIT will be the DG-646-9PIN-CABLE.  We will also offer an optional 6-p Deutsch cable (DG-646-6PIN-CABLE).


Part No:  DG-DPA5-BT-KIT



Part No:  DG-DPA5-BT-KIT

Part No:  DG-646-9PIN-CABLE

Optional Cable:

Part No:  DG-646-6PIN-CABLE

  • The DPA 5 is the most rugged Dual CAN RP1210/J2534 Vehicle Datalink Adapter available.
  • Comes with a 2-year warranty with purchase options for up to 4-years.
  • Patented screw-in USB cable keeps you from constantly repairing/replacing your adapter.
  • Supports most OEM RP1210 and J2534 diagnostic/reflashing applications.
  • Includes DG Diagnostics, a free heavy-duty diagnostic software package!

The DPA 5 continues DG Technologies DPA family tradition of being the fastest, most rugged, most reliable, and most versatile RP1210 Vehicle Datalink Adapters (VDAs), and its Bluetooth wireless!
The DPA 5 is a One-Tool-Solution, supporting all of your favorite OEM and component diagnostic applications. So why purchase multiple adapters, when the DPA 5 is all you need

Standard DPA 5 Kit

• DG-DPA5-YDUALCAN                                                     FREE
• DG-DPA-15U-CABLE                                                       • DG Diagnostics Software (DGD)
• Driver CD                                                                            • Adapter Validation Software (AVT)
• Carrying Case
• QuickStart Guide

From inception to deployment, the DPA 5 was built for speed-critical applications such as End-Of-Line (EOL) programming stations and the re-flashing of Electronic Control Units/Modules (ECUs/ECMs). In fact, the DPA 5 was significantly faster than the other leading adapters in an “apples-to-apples” benchmarking comparison. This means significantly reduced reprogramming and diagnostic sessions, leading to a fast return on investment (ROI)…

The DPA 5 has Dual CAN communication channels. This allows the DPA 5 to communicate with vehicles having two separate CAN data buses, such as the Freightliner Cascadia.

Not only is the DPA 5 a great product, but our warranty, support, and service are second-to-none.

  • The DPA 5 comes with a two-year limited warranty.
  • The DPA is manufactured in an ISO 9001 certified facility.
  • Our technical support team has years of industry experience to help you get the most from your investment.
  • Should a tool need to be returned to the factory, the RMA repair process is simple, and turnaround is generally same-day.

Because most laptops are now equipped with built-in Bluetooth capabilities, DPA 5 kits will no longer automatically include a Bluetooth dongle (PN: IOG-BT-C1-USB-ADPT). The Bluetooth dongle will now only be offered separately as an accessory.

DG Diagnostics…Now a single application for managing vehicle diagnostic repairs on Class 1 through Class 8 Vehicles

Our customers have been asking for a simple diagnostics application that will work with their DPA “right-out-of-the-box” to display faults, component information and basic vehicle parameters from the J1708/J1587 and CAN/J1939 data buses. DG Technologies has answered the call and is providing these features in an application called “DG Diagnostics”.

DG Diagnostics is a great screening/triage tool and is provided free-of-charge with the purchase of any DPA product. DG Diagnostics works with all DPA adapters past and present, and may reduce your need to purchase full-featured OEM software.

Take your DPA straight from the box and start generating ROI with some of these features:

  • Read and display J1587 and J1939 faults in “text” form. Request clear of inactive J1587 and J1939 faults.
  • Display “total-vehicle” and “trip data” such as odometer, engine hours, and fuel economy from the J1587 and J1939 data buses.
  • Create a viewable/printable/saveable vehicle report in HTML format showing all information that has been captured.
  • Display common “dashboard” parameters such as RPM, temperatures and pressures from the J1587 and J1939 data buses.
  • Request reset of J1939 trip information (trip odometer, trip miles, trip fuel, etc).
  • Display J1587 and J1939 ECM component information such as VIN, Make, Model, Serial, and Unit Numbers.
  • Record data bus data for engineering analysis as well as play that data back internally through the program or externally to the data bus.
  • Configure and launch OEM applications directly without having to navigate through the Windows Start Menu.

Below are images showing some of the functionality within the DG Diagnostics application:

NEW OBDII DG Diagnostics

DG Diagnostics unleashes OBDII diagnostic functionality for light and medium-duty vehicles.
The new light duty functionality allows technicians to quickly access all emissions-related vehicle information on all light and medium-duty vehicles with an OBDII connector without the need for additional and expensive software. It provides all emissions-related DTC information, parameters, and monitors based on the SAE J1979 and SAE J2012 standards.

The OBDII functionality allows service bay technicians to quickly diagnose vehicle health issues and provides reporting capability for communicating with the customer in a timely fashion.

Generic Diagnostic Applications Provide:

Display Diagnostics Trouble Codes(DTCs) and

DTC Freeze Frame Data

  • Displays all three types of OBDII emissions related DTCs (Active, Pending, Permanent/Confirmed).
  • Converts the DTC into text form per the SAE J2012 standard.
  • Allows clearing of DTCs and emissions-related monitor information.

Monitor all OBDII Parameters an ECM supports

  • Engine Speed, Engine RPM, Temperatures, Pressures, Etc.

Display Vehicle Information

  • VIN, Calibration ID (CALID), Calibration Verification Numbers (CVNs), Etc.

Display OBD Monitors supported and their status

  • Including which OBD requirements a vehicle is certified to.

Display Test Results of OBD Monitors
Reporting (“Vehicle Jacket”) Capability

  • Produces a user friendly HTML report about the vehicle health

DPA 5 Supported Protocols and Standards
From light-duty through heavy-duty, the DPA 5 supports your entire fleet! The DPA 5 provides more protocol, standards, and operating system support than any other commercially available diagnostic adapter. Support and standards include:

RP1210 Protocols

J2534 Protocols


Other Protocols

  • J1939
  • J1708 / J1587
  • CAN
  • J1850 (VPW – GM)
  • ISO15765
  • ISO9141 / KWP2000
  • ALDL
  • CAN (Raw CAN)
  • J1850 VPW (GM Class II)
  • ISO 15765-4
  • ISO 14230 (KWP2000)
  • ISO 9141-2
  • J1708/J1587
  • J1939
  • TMC RP1210B
  • TMC RP1210A
  • SAE J2534
  • SAE J1979
  • VEPS J2214 / J2461
  • CE Compliant
  • FCC/IC Certified
  • J2284 (CAN @500k)
  • J2411 (GM SWCAN)
  • ISO9141 / KWP2000
  • ALDL

DPA 5 RP1210 OEM Diagnostic Software Compatibility

The DPA 5 is RP1210A compliant and should work with any RP1210A compliant application. It has been thoroughly validated against the following OEM and component applications:

  • Allison DOC
  • Bendix ACOM
  • Caterpillar Electronic Technician
  • Cummins Insite
  • Dana Diagnostic Tool
  • Detroit Diesel Diagnostic Link
  • Detroit Diesel Reprogramming Station
  • Eaton ServiceRanger
  • Freightliner ServiceLink
  • International Diamond Logic Builder
  • International InTune
  • International Master Diagnostics
  • International ServiceMaxx
  • Mack VCADS/PTT
  • Meritor-WABCO Toolbox
  • Perkins EST
  • Vansco VMMS
  • Volvo VCADS/PTT
  • ZF-Meritor TransSoft

If you have a question about an RP1210A-compliant application that is not listed, do not hesitate to contact our technical support department.

DPA 5 J2534 OEM Diagnostic Software Compatibility

The adapter you have purchased is provided with an SAE J2534-compliant interface (an SAE standard for electronic module reprogramming). The DPA 5 should be able to reprogram all CAN/ISO15765 vehicles, GM vehicles using the J1850 Variable Pulse Width (VPW) protocol, or other vehicles using the DPA 5 J2534-supported protocols (i.e. ISO9141/KWP2000).

The DPA 5 has been validated against the following OEM and component applications:

  • General Motors TIS2Web
  • Chrysler J2534 Application
  • Toyota TIS (Technical Information System)
  • Honda Service Express