Sellers are required to adopt catalog products to list components in parts and accessories categoryID 173651 (Auto Performance Tuning Devices & Software). See the Emissions control defeat devices policy for additional information. This applies when category 173651 is the primary category; sellers cannot list category 173651 as a secondary category.

Important! When listing in categoryID 173651, sellers must use a catalog product to create the listing. The following information has to come from the catalog: title, description, fitment, subtitle, pictures, and item specifics. If a seller provides any of this information, the listing will fail and return an error informing them these fields have to come from the catalog. Also, sellers can only list items that are new/new other using the applicable condition Ids:

  • 1000: New

  • 1500: New other (see details)


Note: Each product is approved for a specific fitment configuration. For example, a tuner product that is allowed for a 2010 Ford Focus might not be legally allowed for a 2020 Ford Focus.

To list a product in this category, specify the correct ePID through the ProductListingDetails.ProductReferenceID field in the Add/Revise/Relist/Verify call (see Specify parts compatibility by product). Alternatively, specify the Brand+MPN in the BrandMPN field. See Catalog products for details. If more than one identifier is specified, ePID is used first, and if not found, the Brand+MPN is used.

Revising listings with an eBay catalog product

If you have listings in Category ID 173651 that are not using an eBay catalog product definition, you must revise those listings to use an eBay catalog product. To do this using a ReviseItem or a ReviseFixedPriceItem call, you will want to use DeletedField tags for the following fields, and then you will use the ProductListingDetails container to specify the eBay catalog product to use.

  • Title

  • SubTitle

  • Pictures

  • Description

  • ItemSpecifics

For example:

<ReviseItemRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">

See the specific Revise call for information about using the DeletedField tag and also the ProductListingDetails container.