Newbie looking for OBD location

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Clivec
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Newbie looking for OBD location

Post by Clivec » Tue 08 Nov, 2016 8:31 pm

HI all, just purchased my first ever Merc (2001 E320) - have been a car nut for years but mostly Jags, BMW's, Saab's, Rovers - all Euro cars but no Merc previously. I must say I'm impressed with it. I'm currently getting to know it and going through it generally. But I can't find any OBD port anywhere under the dash. On the US sites they say it's above the brake on the driers side - but I can't find one on either side. There is a blanked off area on my drivers side that looks like the shape of an OBD outlet and looks as though that's where one would go, but clearly it's never had one there as it is all the same molded plastic as the rest of the cover.

So my question is - does it have an OBD outlet. I know it has the round pin plug in the fuse box under the bonnet - but is that the only access point to read codes?

Thanks for any help you can give. :sign2:

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Re: Newbie looking for OBD location

Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 23 Nov, 2016 3:22 pm

The round plug is it. U.S. spec cars have them near the handbrake release lever.
You can get a conversion plug to suit the round plug to the standard OBD test device.
Check on feebay - they're about $20-30
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Re: Newbie looking for OBD location

Post by Clivec » Fri 25 Nov, 2016 7:42 pm

Thanks for that, got the adapter now. :dance:

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Re: Newbie looking for OBD location

Post by Ivanerrol » Sat 26 Nov, 2016 11:52 am

Have you got a code reader?
if so which one did you get?
And if so does it read transmission codes and reset them?
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
W210 - E240
Departed
W202 - C200, C180, C180
W126 - 380SE , 380SE (Ex SA Import), 560SEL
W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
W210 E240
W209 CLK 240
W201 190e 2.6 (ex U.K.)

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Clivec
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Re: Newbie looking for OBD location

Post by Clivec » Sun 04 Dec, 2016 3:08 pm

Finally got to put OBD reader on the car to day - worked fine - no codes to read fortunately. Really just testing it out. Sadly it's not up to reading/resetting transmission codes - just a relatively cheap code reader I had for sometime - used it on my Jag, Bmw and Saab (previous cars). It's an Autolink AL319, work fine for engine code etc.

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