What does the OBD2 connector look like and how to find it?

On-board diagnostics (OBD) is the cars ability to record and diagnose problems. The most common way that you would notice this is when your check engine light comes on. However this does not tell you much so that is where OBD scan tools come in handy as they can communicate with the car and tell you what the problem is. These are most often in the form of diagnostic trouble codes, or DTCs, which tell you what the problem is.

Now how to you find your OBD2 port. If your car is OBD2 which you can read this article to find out if it is. Then the connector needs to be within 90cm of the driver and able to be accessed without any tools. So most likely it will be under your steering wheel on the dash panel and may have a plastic cover over it that you can easily pop off.

Now you have found it all your need to do it plug in your OBD2 scan tool or other device and you will have access to your car.

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