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Cannot find the data link connector in my 2004 grand am

My service engine soon light is on steady and I picked up an OBD II reader. I cannot find the data link connector. I looked under the steering wheel and cannot see anything. Does anyone know where it is?

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It should be at the bottom right corner of the underside of the dash (drivers side of course) almost below the steering wheel. If it isn't here, it has been moved, but keep looking because they are never any further away from the steering wheel than 4 feet (legal limit for most stated)

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