Wondering where the OBD-II port is on an Acura? In this guide, you will learn where to find the OBD2 port on Acura vehicles. 

Acura OBD2 port is located under the dashboard

In the majority of the Acuras today, the OBD2 port is located under the dashboard on the driver's side.

acura obd2 port location

Let's look at a few examples.

Acura TL obd2 port location

Location of the OBD2 port on a 2006 Acura TL.

acura tls obd ii port location

Location of the OBD2 port on a 2016 Acura TLX

Can't find Acura OBD2 port? 

acura obd2 port location

On older Acuras, the OBDII port is located behind the coin train in the center console. This was a common location for Acura TL, CL, and TLS manufactured around the year 2000. Remove the plastic piece and you will see the 16 pin OBD2 port.

Around the year 2003, the port was moved to under the dashboard, to the right of the steering column.

Note that if coins fall behind the coin tray, the port can get jammed and you won't be able to access the OBD2 port without removing the loose objects first.

What is Acura OBD-II port used for?

Not only you need to know the location of the OBD2 port to diagnose check engine light, ABS or airbag, but you need to access this port to pass state inspection and emission test.

To diagnose the check engine light you can use an Engine Code Reader. To diagnose other systems such as ABS or Airbag you need a Multi-System OBD2 Scanner. 

In this article, we will look at the location of OBD2 port on several vehicles including Acura TL, CL, RL, TSX, RDS, ILX, TLX, RLX, MDX, ZDX.

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