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2005 Chevrolet cobalt will not link with code reader. I checked both fuse panels and it powers up doesn't finish linking up. Is there another issue I'm missing?

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Do you have any aftermarket equipment connected to your vehicle? (Performance programmer, radio, amplifier.....)
If not, is your code reader capable of communicating with a CAN enabled vehicle? CAN stands for Controller Area Network, and represents a different way that cars communicate to scan tools. If your tool isn't capable of CAN communication, there may be no way for it to understand what your car is trying to say. If you have an older code reader, that may be what's going on. Google CAN OBD 2 code reader and you'll see all kinds of options.

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