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1997 Maxima Engine Light Code Sequence?

Is there a way to make the Check Engine Light blink to identify a code? Or how about another method? (E.G. turn key on and off several times which would make the light blink to identify a code) I had a clogged EGR Tube, removed everything, replaced it with a new one, took it to shop and reset computer, but after an hour or so, the Check Engine Light came on again!

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Its not the EGR tube that's clogged. Its the intake itself, where EGR bolts to it. There is about a 1/2 inch hole that cloggs and needs to be cleaned out.

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Results If Component Fails: Fault code 54 is stored. The engine will stall and will not start.

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