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Found The Missing Obd2 Port On My Bmw...kind Of


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#1 agent_zed

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:50 PM

So my car failed it's mot and i need to have a look at some fault codes. Easy enough you would think ...connect up a obd2 reader to the obd2 port and jobs a goodun.

 

So i had a look where the obd2 port should be on a bmw 316ti (under the dash near the accelerator pedal) and there was the hole but no port??? I'd looked for it in the past and given up as i hadn't really needed it back then but now i do. 

 

So i just took the trim panel off to have a look and for the life of me couldn't see anything that resembled a obd2 port. Felt around the wiring and eventually found a bit tucked into the soundproofing on the panel. Looked like it was taped up but on closer inspection the wires were all bundled and cut ends showing.

 

I assume some idiot in the past had removed the panel and yanked it to get it off and had broken all the wires off the port connector.

Found this pic http://cdn4.pelicanp...small/pic04.jpgon a guide to replacing a brake light switch and the colours match up. Perhaps the brake light switch had been replaced and thats when the cables were broken and the mechanic or whoever couldn't be bothered to fix the damage they had done.

 

So now i have the problem as i currently don't have the port to connect it to  :diablo:

 

Thinking about it as i type there is a chance it is bouncing around in there somewhere so might have a quick look in the light but failing that i'm going to have to go to the local scrappy and see if they will cut one off for me so i can solder the wires back on. 

 

Another job to add to the list  :80:



#2 magh

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:03 PM

Depending on the model and year of the BMW some also have iirc an icom port under the bonnet tht can access the same and a lot more.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:09 PM

thanks. ive had a look but couldnt see an obvious one. gonna buy a plug from a scrappy i think.



#4 magh

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:21 AM

From memory it's a round port. Anyhow I've had my trim off and my port is still loose so if you need pics of the wires let me know. Mines a 09 E91

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:21 PM

don't know about a 316 but my z3 has a round socket on the near side of the engine and another smaller socket under the stearing wheel, I have a plug reader that fits the under bonnet plug if you need it
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