Haven't checked under the hood yet but I'll look.isn't obd connector is under the hood? passenger side empty box?
my mechanic connected obd scanner there when my check engine light came on.
btw, did you fix the heated seat yet?
It must have snapped off the mounting panel and is floating around under the dash somewhere. It's just snapped in and it pops out easily, I've chased mine around under there several times. Unless someone cut it off.... I don't know if that's even possible without trigging the check engine light, though.Hey slow323ci, I know you had a "friendly" thread with ADA a while ago about the OBD connector (and proved him wrong) but I opened the ODB panel under the steering column and the connector isn't there. This is for my wifey's '99 328i.
The DLC port is a remnant of the OBD I days. It's a proprietary interface that BMW used before OBD II was mandated. OBD II is an open interface that is required to provide certain specific information to anyone with an OBD II scan tool. The OBD II port provides more information than the DLC port. All the information available from the DLC port is also avilable at the OBD II port, but not vice-versa.slow323i,
just wondering, what's the DLC port do that you are refering to?
when i took my car to private mechanic, he hooked up scanner to DLC port, and when I took it to dealer, they hooked up to under driverside panel.
Also, another time, when I brought in the car for Dinan stage 2 upgrade, they hooked something up to DLC port.
are those two ports pretty much same thing?