jgassor
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2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:24 pm

I recently purchased a 2018 Nissan Leaf SL in California. Loving my first EV. I want to hook up LeafSpy Pro but cannot locate the OBD2 port. I have seen pictures posted from the UK release but the location of the port doesnt appear to mirror the UK edition (obviously with steering on the right of the car instead of the left in the USA).

Has anyone reported the location of the port in the US editions of the 2018 Leaf and if so, can tell me where to locate it? I am familiar with the port itself as have used it in many other cars I have owned but it has either been very well hidden by Nissan or has been removed from my SL.

Thanks in advance!

James
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Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:20 pm

If it's the same as the Leaf I it's below and to the left of the steering column, on the underside of the dash.
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Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:51 pm

Thanks for the reply LeftieBiker. When I look below and to the left of the steering column, on the underside of the dash, I see a rectangular hole which is approximately the size of a standard OBD2 port, but the port itself is missing. I am highly suspicious that it came from the factory like this (there were 31 miles on the odometer when I purchased this new) and that the port is completely missing.

I am planning a visit to the dealer this Wednesday anyway, and will bring this up with them. I wanted to get confirmation that I didnt need to remove any part of the dash (underside) in order to locate this. From what you are saying, on your 2018 Leaf, that the port should be easy to locate. Believe me, I have had my head fully underneath the panel with my head on the pedals and I could not find it!

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Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:44 pm

I have a 2013 Leaf, so they may have moved it. I suspect not, though - if you have the opening in the same place, I'd expect the port to be there. Here's hoping I'm wrong! There are people here using LeafSpy on new 2018 Leafs, though, so you should get a definitive answer.
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Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:13 pm

I couldn't find it on mine at first but felt around and could feel the prongs inside the port.

It's more up into the dash compared to the old Leaf.
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Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:14 pm

jgassor wrote:Has anyone reported the location of the port in the US editions of the 2018 Leaf and if so, can tell me where to locate it? I am familiar with the port itself as have used it in many other cars I have owned but it has either been very well hidden by Nissan or has been removed from my SL.

On February 9, I plugged my ODB2 dongle into a 2018 Leaf. The socket is under the dash below and to the left of the steering wheel, as in previous years. It's the only thing under there with a trapezoidal shape.

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=25250&start=100#p518880

If I see another 2018, I'll take a picture so you can compare the underside of your 2018 dash with one from which the ODB2 socket has definitely not been removed.
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Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:35 pm

TheLostPetrol wrote:On February 9, I plugged my ODB2 dongle into a 2018 Leaf. The socket is under the dash below and to the left of the steering wheel, as in previous years. It's the only thing under there with a trapezoidal shape.


Thanks so much TheLostPetrol (very cool name :) ). I now suspect that the port may just be floating loose up inside the underside of the dash, instead of being exposed in the rectangular opening that is the size of the ODB2 port. I have a scheduled appointment at the Nissan dealership tomorrow morning to fix the steering assist button which was broken when I drove off the premises and I discovered it the next morning and reported it to the salesman. Steering assist works fine with ProPilot, but you cant disable it with that button (its stuck down). I also noticed that a press stud is missing from the underside of the driver dash, making me more and more suspicious that someone was screwing around under there before I purchased the car.

Either a technician at the dealership has messed around under there or Nissan's quality control at their assembly plant needs a serious review. As I mentioned, there was only 31 miles on the odometer when I bought this, so it should have been showroom perfect, but on the day I took this home we found scratches on the black fascia plate that surrounds the shifter knob and also minor scuff marks on the passenger side roof rack track (it has a plastic insert, no metal damage). The dealership agreed to replace these free of charge and also detail the car as it was pretty dirty when I picked this up (it was the only SL in stock and I didnt want to leave the showroom empty handed!)

My conversation with them in the morning should get real interesting. I will report back with my findings.

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Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:36 pm

What is the build date of your car? It's on a sticker on the driver's door sill.
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Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:56 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:What is the build date of your car? It's on a sticker on the driver's door sill.

First time I looked at that particular sticker. It shows 02/18. I thought it may also show which plant it was built at but doesnt seem to, unless its in a coded format?

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jgassor
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Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:30 pm

I can see the ODB2 port!!!

When I lift the steering column after loosening the tilt lever, leaving a gap between the bottom of the dashboard and the steering column, I can see the OBD2 connector towards the back of the dash, sitting on top of some insulation foam material. They obviously had to disconnect it to remove the bottom portion of the dash (for whatever reason) and didnt reinstall it properly, I am wondering if someone tried to fix the broken steering assist switch and gave up, but didnt bother to reinstall the panel properly.

At least I know it has not been physically removed (and why would have just escaped me!). I was going spare trying to locate it originally, thinking it cant be this hard!

Hopefully this problem wont affect any other owners in the same fashion, and maybe this thread may help someone else out. The tip is to lift the steering column all the way up to provide a peep hole under the dashboard, above the foam lining.

Thank you so much for your assistance this week. I appreciate the support. Catch you in other threads :)
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