Where is the Lexus RX 350’s OBD port location?

I’ve had some dashboard lights flickering on and off in my Lexus, and I’m unsure whether it’s something simple like a loose connection or a bigger issue with the car’s battery. I wanted to use an OBD tool, but I can’t figure out where it plugs in in my car. Where is the OBD port location in a Lexus RX 350?

Kathryn Mae Kurlychek · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Exactly where your
Lexus RX 350’s
on-board diagnostic (OBD) port is located depends on the age and trim of your vehicle. But in most cases, you’ll find it below the steering wheel column on the left-hand side of the dashboard.
If you’re having trouble pinpointing the exact location, try looking along the underside of your dashboard’s trim in the driver’s footwell. Sometimes, OBD ports will be concealed by a plastic cover—making them harder to find. Once you’ve found the connector port, you can plug your OBD scanner in and scan your vehicle’s software for
trouble codes
, which can return information on specific problems in your car.
An OBD scanner can help you avoid costly (and potentially unnecessary) trips to the mechanic by letting you know what kind of problem you’re dealing with. If it’s an easy fix, you can likely handle it independently without the hassle of making an appointment at the auto shop. If, on the other hand, it’s a problem that needs professional attention, you’ll be able to take immediate action—and estimate the cost of repairs ahead of time. A mechanic can also help you find the location of your Lexus’s OBD port!
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