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    Hi,

    I have my dunce's hat firmly on.....I can't see the 20 pin round OBD port in the engine bay of my E46 2000 reg 330i Touring.

    Does anybody have a pic or an idiot's guide?

    I have looked at the RealOEM diagram but none the wiser!

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    Try looking under the dash on the drivers side, near to the door pillar, it's got a drop down cover on it. IIRC it's a 16 pin square-ish OBD2 plug on this vehicle.
     
     

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    You will see a cap covering the port Andy...twist this off to reveal the pins

     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Whittaker View Post
    Try looking under the dash on the drivers side, near to the door pillar, it's got a drop down cover on it. IIRC it's a 16 pin square-ish OBD2 plug on this vehicle.
    All the 16 pins not fully connected on his model Kevin
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    All the 16 pins not fully connected on his model Kevin
    Oh, OK. Thanks for that. I was just going on the 2001 E46 I had, thats were it was for me. I do not recall having one under the bonnet at all..

    Sorry to the OP if I have given some duff info, based on my experience, NealP has SO much more than me
     
     

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    I think I may have just wasted some money on ebay ......here is my engine bay...

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    You have a late 2000 model Andy, that's when they stopped the 20pin round connector. As Kevin says, it will be a 16 pin dash connector. What did you buy from ebay?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    You have a late 2000 model Andy, that's when they stopped the 20pin round connector. As Kevin says, it will be a 16 pin dash connector. What did you buy from ebay?
    I think someone has perhaps just bought a hand held scanner

    As Kevin says, the diagnostic port was moved to the inside of the car and uses a rectangular shaped diagnostic port now rather than the older round type in the engine bay

    My Peake research diagnostic tool has an adapter that enables me to work on early and late examples
     
     

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    Yes, your car is OBD2. Your connector is a more rectangular shape and is located under the dash
     
     

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    Hi,

    I bought this from ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=270337093014 based on this post.....

    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...g-2000-t16807/

    Does that mean I can go back to using the pdf for the oil service reset?

    I can then decide what to do with the reset tool - anybody want one cheap?

    Thanks,
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