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On the side of the oil pan. Mine is on the right side. It's not on the bottom like other cars. Be careful when you tighten the bolt as it is easily broken, use torque wrench.
Or you can get a suction pump/MityVac and just **** out oil from the top of the car.
Also use ramps or floor jack instead of OEM jack before you crawl under car.

Good luck!

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