Where is the 2006 Ford Explorer OBD port located?

I like to look into the diagnostic codes on any car I own before I take it to a mechanic, just so they don’t think I’m clueless. I have an OBD2 reader, but I cannot locate the port on one of our vehicles. Where is the 2006 Ford Explorer OBD port located?

Mary Alice Morris · Answered on Feb 01, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Checking and understanding a car’s OBD codes before heading to a mechanic is a great way to stay informed as a driver, and it can help your service technician, too! To find your 2006 Ford Explorer OBD port, you’ll need to look between the brake pedal and brake release.
Actually, you’ll have to look just above the little space between the brake pedal and the release pedal. It’s not easy to spot at a glance, but if you can get down low on your floorboards, you should be able to find the OBD port tucked behind the interior paneling.
Using your OBD scanner is a great way to narrow down potential problems with your vehicle before taking it in for repairs. It can tell you the difference between a faulty ABS speed sensor or a fluid leak from your transfer case.
Backed up by an OBD sensor, you don’t have to rely on a mechanic to unwrap the enigma of your check engine warning light, which means you’re much more empowered as a customer!
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