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    The check engine light that isn't there.




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    That's weird, perhaps the code is not defined in the reader?
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    The reader has most USDM OBD-2 Codes. I don't know what code it would be.
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    I called the shop i take my car to and told the owner. He kind of laughed and told me to come up. I don't think he believed me at first.

    So i took it up and he tried his scanner, nothing. Tried to erase the check engine light, wouldn't erase. So he did some trick to get the light to clear and told me to call him if it happens again. He said he might have to get the tuner in to take a look at my EcuTek.
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    Next time just reset the ECU by removing the negative battery cable and holding the brake pedal down for 1 minute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    Next time just reset the ECU by removing the negative battery cable and holding the brake pedal down for 1 minute.
    I took it up hoping to get awnsers of why it happened, not just to clear the light.
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    Scan it with something that uses the SSM protocol.
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    uhm.. that tool scans mosed USDM obd2 codes as in only domestic cars or all cars? Most scan tools you need to purchase Japanese software as an add on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LPPTundWRX View Post
    uhm.. that tool scans mosed USDM obd2 codes as in only domestic cars or all cars? Most scan tools you need to purchase Japanese software as an add on.
    That scan tool works for all cars that are OBD-2. Not even my tuner's scan tool worked to read the code. (My tuner is subaru specific) He said he has to go in there and see what check engine he turned off on the tune.
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