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Old 03-19-2007, 02:46 PM
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Check Engine Light - How to Check Codes

I tried searching and did not find a thread on V6's and checking for engine codes without a display like the SRT's. Can anyone help. 50,000 miles and she pops on not 100 miles over.

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Old 03-19-2007, 05:16 PM
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I "think" one way is to have it scanned at an autoparts store like AutoZone. They'll do it for free. I think the system is called OBDII - unless that's just GM cars.
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you don't need the EVIC

insert key into ignition

turn to ACC

then turn the key to ON (don't actually start the car)

now do that 2 more times in rapid succession

ACC, ON, ACC, ON, ACC, ON

and the code will appear where your mileage does

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I do it with my Superchips Flashpaq

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Old 03-20-2007, 10:00 AM
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It might just be a factory thing. Some vehicles have this feature. It means it's time to do a required maintenance. If I'm not mistaken, my 04 Gran Cherokee had something similar.
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You can pick up an OBDII scanner at Pepboys for under $200 if you want to have it for good.

You'll also be able to erase the codes with the scanner.
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The code reader/clearer is just a bonus feature of the Flashpaq. I bought it for the performance tune, but it is nice they added the code reading at no extra charge.

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you don't need the EVIC

insert key into ignition

turn to ACC

then turn the key to ON (don't actually start the car)

now do that 2 more times in rapid succession

Do it like this...
ACC, ON, ACC, ON, ACC, ON

and the code will appear where your mileage does
Once more for effect... you don't need to go out and dump 200 dollars on a scanner if all you want to do is read codes. You can do them yourself in with out having to leave your driveway.
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Once more for effect... you don't need to go out and dump 200 dollars on a scanner if all you want to do is read codes. You can do them yourself in with out having to leave your driveway.

Good answer!
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Once more for effect... you don't need to go out and dump 200 dollars on a scanner if all you want to do is read codes. You can do them yourself in with out having to leave your driveway.
I tried it on my car. I got ----- and then "done" where the odometer reading shows up.
Is this right?
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