Fault code reading - Idea - socket location + access

the dash panel in our sample 55 reg Eleganza is secured by;

3 philips self-tapper screws along the top edge( clearly visible )
one self-tapper that is tucked down the LH lower edge ( door pillar)

once the screws are removed the panel is still "clipped" into the dash,

it Slides to the left( with car door open)and will come away quite readily.
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with the panel out of the way,
you'll need to get down on your knees ( outside the car), and look for the socket..,
I'ts well packed in - surrounded by cables and fusebox(es)

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the Black Device + WHITE cable are the MES lead and Multiplex adaptor , actually plugged into the socket.

2nd view ( bit blurry)

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with it all connected you can use your Code Reader,
or in my case MultiECU Scan
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thanks To dombooth for his assitance with the Multiplex.
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Jun 22, 2019
Very interesting varesecrazy...what do I need to use this connection ( if I ever need too.)..you talk about a code reader or amulti ECU scan ...can you tell me how I get hold of either of them ...I'm in Crete ...many thanks ..edit I'm guessing on my lefthand drive Idea this connection is on the other side ?
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