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    Hi could anyone out there tell me if my 01 bmw 318i E46 is obd2 compliant
    as it has the obd port under the dash.

    would be greatful for a reply thanks.
     
     

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    Do you have a 20 pin connector port located in the engine bay?
     
     

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    I thought all BMW's post 1995/1996 were OBD2 compliant, even if they did use the bespoke BMW 20 pin connector.

    I'd have thought that your car should only have the OBD2 port on the drivers side of the dash and no 20 pin port. Around 1999/2000 I know a few cars used both. However, I'm wondering if Neal knows something I don't as he usually corrects me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian S View Post
    I thought all BMW's post 1995/1996 were OBD2 compliant, even if they did use the bespoke BMW 20 pin connector.

    I'd have thought that your car should only have the OBD2 port on the drivers side of the dash and no 20 pin port. Around 1999/2000 I know a few cars used both. However, I'm wondering if Neal knows something I don't as he usually corrects me!

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    No correction this time mate . I'm just asking because if he has both, then it is better to use the 20pin one because the 16pin may not be fully connected. For that year, I'm guessing he doesn't have one in the engine bay...just need some reassurance
     
     

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    Thought that might be what you are getting at. Well I can also confirm that if the car has both it is better to use the 20 pin one.

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    mine is the same car and year and has the 20 pin under the bonnet..
     
     

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    Hi
    I have a 2001 E38 728i Sport and that has both.
    The OBDII socket beside the cup holder tray under the Aircon/Heater control Module is used for interrogating the components which have a decisive effect on exhaust emissions.

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    This is an old post, but I'll give it a try. I have the same question as the original poster. One of the questions from you readers was:

    Do you have a 20 pin connector port located in the engine bay?

    I'd like to check and see if I have this port in the engine bay, so where is the port located if it were present?

    It's a little strange; my car is listed in the registration as a 2001 BMWi but there usually no reference to this combination of model and year, so it makes it tricky to find out specific details online. I picked it up recently as a German import with very low miles, and it's my first BMW. Any help appreciated.
     
     

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    Hi well i have a similar car its a 2001 E46 320i touring, and i just checked in the bay to see if it has one, but it dose not, so i would hazard a guess that from 2001 onwards the 20 pin has been removed, i did have an E46 Saloon on a 2000 plate, this did have one, it was on the left side to the back of the bulk head, and just been looking, apparently these were removed at the end of 2000, so your 2001 probably will not have one..there are images on the net showing location, just google BMW 20pin connector, and there are loads...hope i have been some help.
     
     

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