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How to use the paper clip check

The engine management light is on and i need to know if any one knows please where to put the paper clip into? its an old tric i have heard but it works

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That trick is good for GM cars 1994 and down,but if you try that on a new car good luck you will fry the ECU

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How can I get the codes from check engine light on a 1998 ford explore 4.0 with out a code scanner

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first you will need to know which pins to bridge on the diagnostic port

or you could fry the ECU


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  • Hi, I can help.

  • You don't have an OBDII port. You have an On Board Diagnostic set up or just plain OBD I.

  • The connector is under the dash. Take a paper clip and put it between the number 1 and number 2 ports. When you first stick the paper clip in you will get 1 blink and a pause the a 2 blinks which is normal and lets you know that the the OBD computer is reading properly and your codes will shortly follow in sets of two.

  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

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Check engine light comes on only sometimes and it on off again is there a code now or dose it have to stay on

No you should be able to pull it. You only need a paper clip to pull it of that
Finder the connector in this picture under the driver side of the dash. With the key in the on position but the engine NOT running put the paper clip in the A and B slot (top 2).
Now the code will blink through the engine light. The first code will be 13. 1 flash STOP and 3 flashs then STOP. It will do that 3 times. After nujmber 13 that will be the problem code.
Come back and post and I will help more.

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Need to pull and reed trouble codes for a 1989 honda

there is a jumper wire on the passenger side kick panel, short this wire with a paper clip and turn your ignition to run, the CEL check engine light will flash the number of the trouble code,
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short flashes = 1's
so a code read like this
would be 35
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