Where do I find the Mazda 5 OBD port location

My Mazda 5 has been super reliable for a long time, but now I’m seeing a check engine light. I bought an OBD-II scanner, but there’s a problem: I don’t know where to plug the thing in! Could you point me toward the Mazda 5’s OBD port location?

Matt Terzi · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
To find your
Mazda 5
OBD port look to the left of your steering wheel. There’s a small removable plastic cover just to the left of the wheel, and below the headlight controls. Remove that cover, and you’ll find the Mazda 5’s OBD port inside the cubby and on the top side of the space.
The OBD port is a black rectangle with sixteen tiny rectangular ports (eight on the top half and eight on the bottom). It might be easiest to get on the driver’s side floor and use a flashlight to spot it. It’s a little trickier in the Mazda 5 than most other cars, where it’s normally just beneath the steering wheel and above the pedals.
Be sure you write down the codes reported by the OBD-II scanner you’re using. You’ll need those to look up what’s happening with your car. You may also want to read our guides explaining
how to read your car’s OBD codes
what your check engine warning light means
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