Don’t waste your time poking around your car. Take a look at the video below to see where to find the location of the OBD2 port in BMW 3 E90 (2005-2013).
All vehicles since 2004, and some vehicles from 1994 and later, are equipped with an OBD2 port. However, the location of this port depends on the car model. For instance, the OBD2 port location for BMW 3 E90 should be located within reach of the driver.
Moreover, as seen in the video and images below, for most BMW 3 series, the port is under the panel on the left side of the driver’s seat. However, the models for which this location is applicable are those built from 2005 to 2013, including the E90 (sedan), the E91 (wagon), E92 (coupe), and E93 (convertible). The BMW 3 series is the successor of the E46 series. To clarify, the exact manufacturing periods of the BMW 3 series models from 2005 to 2013 are:
|· BMW Limousine (E90):||Jan 2005 – Sep 2008|
|· BMW Limousine (E90 LCI):||Sep 2008 – Oct 2011|
|· BMW Touring (E91):||Sep 2005 – Sep 2008|
|· BMW Touring (E91 LCI):||Sep 2008 – May 2012|
|· BMW Coupé (E92):||June 2006 – Mar 2010|
|· BMW Coupé (E92 LCI):||Mar 2010 – July 2013|
|· BMW Cabrio (E93):||Jan 2007 – Mar 2010|
|· BMW Cabrio (E93 LCI):||Mar 2010 – Oct 2013|
|· BMW M3 Limousine (E90):||Mar 2008 – Sep 2008|
|· BMW M3 Limousine (E90 LCI):||Sep 2008 – Oct 2011|
|· BMW M3 Coupé (E92):||Sep 2007 – Mar 2010|
|· BMW M3 Coupé (E92 LCI):||Mar 2010 – July 2013|
|· BMW M3 Cabrio (E93):||May 2008 – Mar 2010|
|· BMW M3 Cabrio (E93 LCI):||Mar 2010 – Sep 2013|
The Carly App and Carly OBD Scanner for BMW 3
Cars are increasingly dependent on their software and have up to 80 built-in ECUs. So, to find problems and errors in modern cars it is necessary to own a diagnostics tool. With the Carly App and OBD Scanner, BMW 3 owners (of E90, E91, E92, and E93 models) are able to diagnose their car in a few simple steps, and without a trip to the workshop!
Additionally, Carly supports multiple other functions for the BMW 3 (E90, E91, E92, and E93) including car coding, used car checks, and service resets. Most importantly, be aware that the available Carly functions can vary per car model because of differences in the built-in ECUs and the car’s software. Here you can find all the powerful functions that are available for your BMW 3 E90!
To use the functions of the Carly app and Carly adapter you will need to plug the Carly adapter into your car’s OBD port and download the Carly app. However, if you are not sure where you can find the OBD port on your car, here is a guide for the BMW 3, shown on a E90 model.
BMW 3 E90 port location:
- Firstly, the OBD port on any BMW 3 E90 built from 2005 to 2013 can be found under the panel on the left side of the driver’s seat.
- Subsequently, to use Carly on your BMW 3 E90 simply remove the lid covering the OBD port and plug the Carly adapter into it.
- Finally, simply download the Carly App and connect it to your car via Bluetooth. However, please note that not all functions are compatible for all cars.
Like having your own mechanic!