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Old 05-16-2022, 09:46 AM   #1
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Can't find my OBD2 port

I still cannot find mine on a 2004 FW Southwind 32VS gas.
I guess it can be tucked up among other wiring harnesses , but I didn't want to compound my frustration ( as I'm very prone to do ) by yanking wires loose trying to find it.
I'm as new / green as a noobie can be , so please be gentle. ��
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Old 05-16-2022, 12:25 PM   #2
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Welcome to iRV2 .

Yours is common problem , the workers installing the dash should mount the OBD II connector in a visible position , but they don't .
Usually the chassis builder has the connector mounted on the side of the column and the coach dash hides it . Ford had so many complaints that they published this bulletin . pdf below .

Hope this helps .
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Old 05-16-2022, 12:34 PM   #3
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What chassis? If Workhorse, I can tell you where mine is.
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Old 05-17-2022, 05:49 AM   #4
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oops !

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What chassis? If Workhorse, I can tell you where mine is.
It's the F53 , Gary.
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Old 05-17-2022, 06:04 AM   #5
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Exactly , Skip

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Welcome to iRV2 .

Yours is common problem , the workers installing the dash should mount the OBD II connector in a visible position , but they don't .
Usually the chassis builder has the connector mounted on the side of the column and the coach dash hides it . Ford had so many complaints that they published this bulletin . pdf below .

Hope this helps .
My 1st thought lying on my back under the dash was " It's so busy under here, wouldn't it be more logical to have designated spots for each harness , module , etc ? "
It's in the shop now ( imagine that , I'd always wondered what joint custody was like , now I know ) , but when I get my next visitation , I'll use the bulletin you provided. thanks Skip.
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On my '08 Winnebago (F 53) it's to the right of the steering column down low on the inside firewall. Very hard to get to. Lie down sideways wedged between the doghouse and driver's seat. Good luck, You should be able to find it.
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Take out the 2 screws on the left side of the steering column that hold the lower plastic cover on and pull it down slightly. That is where it is. Took me a while too.


*edit....Crap, just saw you have a Ford. Might still be hidden under the fairing like my Workhorse was.
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My ScanGauge is plugged into it.
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Old 05-17-2022, 01:44 PM   #9
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I still don't see it

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On my '08 Winnebago (F 53) it's to the right of the steering column down low on the inside firewall. Very hard to get to. Lie down sideways wedged between the doghouse and driver's seat. Good luck, You should be able to find it.
Puttin , The only thing I see there on mine is a relay of some sort & 2 larger black boxes that have wiring harnesses plugged into them . they're right above the floor behind the brake / gas pedals. I should add there's nowhere above I could see it being placed.
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I had a ford chasis and it was on the right side of the column under the trim
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Mine was attached to the right side of the column. Has a cover on it, so it doesn't look like an OBD2 port.
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Old 05-18-2022, 07:40 AM   #12
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I spent a lot of my time helping customers find their port. The best answer is to look at the gas pedal. There is a wire loom between the gas pedal and the brake pedal. Follow it up and it will split. One half of it goes to the OBII port. As the other poster said, look carefully it will probably have a cover and be hard to see.
The port has a 15 inch lead and can be moved to a better location. Actually Ford called for it to be moved to a easy access location.
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Mine is just as HarryStone stated.
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Old 05-19-2022, 08:26 AM   #14
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Found it !! Thanks to everyone who replied / helped. It was exactly where most said it would be. Mounted on a bracket on the right side of steering column.
I was going to move it to a more accessible location , but then figured it's up out of the way & I know where it is now the few times ( hopefully ) I'll need access.
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