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CEL Code Reader

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NSDON, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    NSDON

    NSDON [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What tool do I need to buy to read CEL codes on my 2002 V6? Where do you find what the codes mean?

    Thanks,

    Don
     
  2. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    BFA

    BFA Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    OBD II scanner unless 2nd gens have a different socket but it comes with a code list etc
     
  3. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    TacoCat

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    I just bought this one and it works fine. It's an el cheap o, but I used it on my 2000 Tacoma and my 97 Accord. It comes with a book that has the codes in it, but I would bet you could look up any code on the internet once given the number.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...0538106848&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK:MEWNX:IT

    One thing you may want to make sure of, is that 2nd gen Tacomas use OBD II. I think they do, but not sure. Someone else on here may know.
     
  6. Jun 29, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    MowTaco

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    Every car manufactured in the US after 1996 uses OBD-II.

    I personally use an app on my old Droid paired with a bluetooth OBD-II reader. It acts like a scanguage under normal driving and if a code gets thrown it will read and display it.
     
  7. Jun 29, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    Seabass

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    You don't really care, do you.
    I'm very happy with my Ultra Gauge and it was only $70 shipped. I trust it and I know others on here do, too. I haven't thrown any codes yet, but I like all of the different screens it provides and I know I won't have any lag/disconnects from a bluetooth connected device (I would love to have a reliable one to use with my DroidX, but haven't quite found the most reliable model yet)
     
  8. Jun 29, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    AKtoyTaco

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    anyone know of a bluetooth code reader for the iPhone? I have a 1992 w/ long travel that I use for racing and I often throw codes. (so I probably need an OBD-I right?) It would be great to have a bluetooth code reader plugged in all the time and have it pop codes right up on my iphone.

    thanks in advance!
     
  9. Jun 30, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    NSDON

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    Thanks for the help.

    Don
     
  10. Aug 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    NSDON

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    So exactly where is the OBD 2 connection?

    Don
     
  11. Aug 7, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    Look under the dash, just behind your parking/emergency brake handle.
     
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