Where is a 2004 BMW 325i’s OBD port located?

Where is the OBD port in my 2004 BMW 325i? I’ve heard that the OBD port is a great place to get information about my used car, but I’m not sure how to access it.

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The OBD port location in a 2004
BMW 325i
is under the dashboard on the driver’s side of the vehicle. It will be right above the hood release lever, which is on the left-hand side of the driver’s seat. If you have trouble finding the port, it’s a good idea to consult your owner’s manual for a diagram of your vehicle with the port’s location labeled.
Unlike some other vehicle models, you won’t have to pop out any trim panels or peel up any parts of your carpet to access the BMW 325i’s OBD port. Once you find it, you can use your scanner to
read car OBD codes
and diagnose certain problems.
The OBD port can also tell you more about your car’s electrical system and emissions system, so you’ll get tons of information about your BMW’s performance abilities. If you notice any glaring issues, you should have a mechanic tackle any
car repairs
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