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Where is My Car’s OBD-2 Port?

US market cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs since 1996 were required to have an OBD-II port for standardized diagnostics. This is also known as an SAE J1962 port or a Data Link Connector (DLC). However, 100% Electric Vehicles may not have this port at all, or it may not actually provide OBD services.

Although the OBD standards have evolved with significant improvements over the years, the physical connector shape has remained the same.

It is typically located under the driver’s side dashboard, and most often on the left side. Less commonly, some vehicles may place it more towards the center or right side under the driver’s side dashboard.

In most vehicles, the OBD-II port is readily accessible, however there are some vehicles that place it behind an easily removable panel. For example, the Porsche 991.1 and some others have it behind the fuse box cover on the left side footwell.

In cases where a device plugged into the OBD port may get bumped or interfere with the driver, we recommend using a quality 90-degree connector or an OBD extension cable to resolve the conflict. The OBD cable for the D-Shift Sequential Shift Light typically uses a right-angle OBD plug which may help with this.