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Free CEL in SoCal

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by Doc.SS, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Nov 10, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    Is there anywhere that will clear the code for free?
     
  2. Nov 10, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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  3. Nov 10, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    I believe they won't do that any more in Commifornia. The best bet would be to find someone local on the board who will read it for you............then buy them a beer. :cool:
     
  4. Nov 10, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    Autozone in Oceanside doesn't do it anymore. WTF
     
  5. Nov 10, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    Last time it was the gas cap code but the gas cap was tight. I can't remember the code but it can also be another part of the fuel system but I can't remember that either. LOL
     
  6. Nov 10, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    Doc! You gotta move! Pretty soon they won't let you have alcohol in your beer out there! WTF?
     
  7. Nov 10, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    Commifornia has me for at least two more years. LOL
     
  8. Nov 10, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    Welcome to California!!!!!!

    I just went through this. CA passed a law that says something to the effect that a non-ASE certified person cannot offer advice, or interact with a customer regarding CEL's. The same law somehow states what a store can and cannot loan as a tool, yet they are still allowed to sell the tool. It was complete BS when I heard that. I think <meaning my opinion> a bunch of ASE mechanics got their panties in a bunch because DIY mechanics were able to fix stuff without paying for their services and the companies that produce the scanners were only interested in fighting enough to protect their business which wasn't being helped by the rental stores anyway.

    I was told that some Pep Boys will help you out because they have mechanics on staff, but I got pissed and just bought my own scanner.
     
  9. Nov 10, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    Good point and well said. I also bought a scanner about 2 years ago...and it has proved very usefull......diagnosed sensor problems.....which can be bought cheaper over the net. Paid for itself in the first use!
     
  10. Nov 10, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    U don't got neone down there with a scan gauge or something??
     
  11. Nov 10, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    I have a code reader if you want to make a drive. Check out harbor freight, they sell them.
     
  12. Nov 10, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    Not sure if anyone down here has one. That would be great if someone did.
     
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    I got the Innova Equus 3120....but WalMart is advertising a 3100 for about $60....also...you can get one for under $30 that will tell you code and reset the CEL.
    Good thing to have around.
     
  14. Nov 10, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    No lie, if I didn't have a busy day today, I would have drove down n let u borrow my scangauge...sorry man
     
  15. Nov 10, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    thanks for the info
    it's all good, the truck is running...
     
  16. Nov 10, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    It just started last night.
     
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    Is your plug OBD2?
     
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    All cars are after 2002 or 2003.
     
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    Disconnect the negative cable on your battery for about 2 minutes and that will reset the CEL. If the light comes back on then you know you have a problem. Just this weekend I was with a guy and he was airing up his tires using his compressor powered by his battery. When we left his CEL came on. We stopped at a gas station, disconnected the negative cable and it never came back on.

    You can also pull the EFI fuse and it will do the same thing.
     
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