Where is the 2013 BMW 328i OBD port location?

I’m having some issues with my ten-year-old Bimmer, and I’d like to try handling them on my own with help from an OBD-II scanner. Can you tell me where the OBD port is located on my 2013 BMW 328i?

Pat Roache · Answered on Feb 08, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Using an OBD-II scanner can open up a whole realm of possibilities when it comes to tackling your car repairs at home—but first, you need to know where to plug it in!
Luckily, we’re here to help: The 2013 BMW 328i OBD port is located underneath the driver’s side dash along the left outermost edge. Look specifically for the following:
  • Look along the left outermost wall deep in the area where your gas and brake pedals are located, next to the driver’s left footrest.
  • Look around the edge from slightly above the trunk release lever.
  • Use a flashlight to scan this area for a long, 16-prong outlet camouflage in the paneling.
You shouldn’t have to remove any paneling to access the 2013 BMW 328i’s OBD port, but if you do, you may be better off going to a mechanic or auto parts store that can give you some guidance. After all, you don’t want to exacerbate your car troubles with a damaged interior.
Once you’ve found the OBD port, you can use your OBD-II scanner to diagnose any potential problems with your 2013 328i—so long as you know how to understand car OBD codes. Then you can make an informed decision about whether or not a trip to the mechanic is necessary!
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