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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Wed, Feb-04-2009, 05:15:05 PM   #1
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Default OBD II Port Location

Had a quick search in the dark and on the forums and couldnt find anything conclusive. I know its probably a dumb question but where is the OBD II Diagnostic port located on/in the car? Bearing my car is a UK RHD vehicle.

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The only place I know of to plug in is under the drivers side dash. Its basically above the clutch pedal there is a small door that comes down. I dont know if the UK car is different or not. I am assuming you are looking for a place to plug a code reader or some sort of software device like the shark injector.
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The only place I know of to plug in is under the drivers side dash. Its basically above the clutch pedal there is a small door that comes down. I dont know if the UK car is different or not. I am assuming you are looking for a place to plug a code reader or some sort of software device like the shark injector.
LHD it's right where hossmp described. For you car since it's RHD it'll be around the same area but above the gas pedal. You'll tee the tab, just pull down and the access port for the OBD is behind that.
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Thanks guys, ill have a look. Is it a rectangle 17 pin plug or a round plug?
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That would be it, just make sure when you close it you do it properly or you might bend some pins.
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