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Scanning codes

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Trapperr, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. Mar 24, 2014 at 11:48 AM
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    Trapperr

    Trapperr [OP] Well-Known Member

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    For those of you that are finding codes when your CEL comes on, are you going to the dealership? Or do you have your own scan tool?

    Went to have my battery and alt tested at O'reillys and the guy testing it said it's against the law for them to scan vehicle codes in California due to liability. Is this something I have to take to the dealer?
     
  2. Mar 24, 2014 at 12:40 PM
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    Eh, see my Build Thread sig link. Too many mods to list.
    No, you can get a ScanGauge II or an UltraGuage, whichever suits you. I went with the ScanGuage in mine.

    They can read the codes, which you can lookup online, as well as reset the CEL.

    The funny thing is, O'Reilly's probably sells them. I know Autozone sells the SGII.

    They also display other things that you specify, so it's not just a code reader/resetter.
     
  3. Mar 24, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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    He said they sold a "handy dandy tool" inside just for scanning codes. $70. I didn't have the money so I didn't bother looking but I will now.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2014 at 12:44 PM
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    On a side note, while changing plugs over the weekend on my 02, I realized I was missing the rectangular black plastic part that reads "diagnostic" on the top. If I recall on my 01 with the same motor, it attached by the intake plentum on the drivers side.
     
  5. Mar 24, 2014 at 7:06 PM
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    just get a scaneguage. there only $60 and do way more than just read and clear codes.
     
  6. Mar 28, 2014 at 6:07 AM
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    Where can you get them for $60??
     
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    I ment ultra guage . Sorry
     
  8. Mar 28, 2014 at 8:38 AM
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    $60 is much more my speed but the fact that the scan guage can read a/t temp has me wanting it for $100 more.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2014 at 9:18 AM
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    That's one of the reasons I bought it...

    ...only to find out that there are no XCodes that work with my '97. I've tried every one I've come across. Damnit.
     
  10. Mar 28, 2014 at 9:23 AM
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    What's an X code?
     
  11. Apr 8, 2014 at 3:31 PM
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    So are you saying the x-guage codes that work for 01-04 trans temp don't work for your 97? Cause I have a 99 and am wanting to get the scanguage so I can read trans temp
     

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