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Check Engine Light , Jump or Paperclip? No Reader..

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Sixgun, May 25, 2012.

  1. May 25, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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    Sixgun

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    Can I use a Paperclip or something along those lines to read a CEL? I don't have a reader and won't be able to get up to the parts store for another couple days. Remember in the past on other vehicles I could just jump it and count the flashes. Been searching but no luck..

    Thanks, Sixes
     
  2. May 25, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    Rich91710

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    Not on an OBD-II
    That trick only worked with the original OBD-I connector and you would read a 2-digit code from the CEL.
    OBD-II is a 4-digit code and there's a LOT more of them.
     
  3. May 25, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    If the truck is drive-able, stop by a local parts store. Many of them will read the code for free.
     
  4. May 25, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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    No, not OBDII codes. It has it's own codes for the radio failures.
     
  5. May 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    Yeah I went to O'reilly's which I believe used to be Schucks up here and they let you take a scan tool out for free as long as you leave your ID. I had to clear some codes created from installing a CAI
     
  6. May 25, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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  7. May 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    Thanks fella's. Oddly enough someone was holding a garage sale outside my place of business and had an ob2 scanner for sale. Talked them into letting me use it for 5mins.

    Pulled code p0402. Guessing I'll need to be looking into my EGR.
     
  8. May 26, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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