Where is the 2006 BMW 325i OBD port located?

My brother is a mechanic-in-training, and I asked him if he could take a look at my old BMW to see what’s wrong with it. He has an OBD code reader, but we can’t find the port. Where is the 2006 BMW 325i OBD port located?

Mary Alice Morris · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s a good thing your brother knows how to
understand car OBD codes
! When he’s ready to tackle your
BMW 325i
, he’ll need to look down and to the left of the steering column. The OBD port is on the driver’s side, near the quarter panel, just above the hood-release latch.
With any luck, the error code he finds will be a simple fix. If it’s something like
replacing the power steering fluid
, you can proceed with confidence to resolve the issue.
But as you said, your brother is a mechanic-in-training. And the fact is most
car insurance
policies will not cover faulty repair work done by a mechanic (or an amateur mechanic for that matter). For that reason, if the OBD code indicates anything complicated, we really recommend getting your car fixed at a
repair shop or by a mobile mechanic
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