Question about 1995 Nissan Maxima
Check engine light runs ok
You can read codes without a scanner on the 1995. You have to turn the switch on the PCM (powertrain control module) which is by gas pedal near the floor under the dash. The switch is turned with a small screw driver. Get a Haynes manual or go on internet for procedure and codes. You read the flashing service engine light to get and erase codes. Or, do as other poster said, get an OBD-II code scanner for $80, or go to parts store (Advance or AutoZone will do it) and they will read the codes for you. If you use a code reader, the port (plug receptacle or DLC) is on the passenger side under dash near center of car, near floor, on other side of PCM. You have to pull off a trim cover piece to get to it. I think 1995 is the last year for reading the flashing light and all cars from 1996 on must use OBD-II scanner/reader.
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
U need to check for trouble codes stored in the cars computer. Most parts stores will scan for codes for free, tell u what they are, and explain what u should do (hey, they want to sell u parts!). Even though the car is running fine, ignoring the light could result in more problems and $ as other emissions components may be affected by the problem. U also won't be able to pass an emissions or smog test if there is one in your area as long as the light is on. Let me know how u make out.
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
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