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Old 03-21-2021, 05:13 PM   #1
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Trying to help my buddy read a code asap and he doesn't have a scanner. Anyone know if this works on vehicles that have OBDII? Or is there another trick like short a couple pins in the obd connector to get the light to flash? Do the dance I saw somewhere with the accelerator pedal and the ignition switch and precise timing?


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Old 03-21-2021, 05:24 PM   #2
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Pretty sure OBD2 systems have to be scanned with a handheld.
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I've never done it. But you could try this...

https://itstillruns.com/retrieve-obd...e-7273060.html

Otherwise, take it to autozone, napa, etc and they can run the codes for you for free.
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I've never done it. But you could try this...

https://itstillruns.com/retrieve-obd...e-7273060.html

Otherwise, take it to autozone, napa, etc and they can run the codes for you for free.

Great point, I forgot the parts store will do it for you
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Yep! AutoZone will even print out the code(s) on a piece of paper for you.
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