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I need to know how to manually retrieve dtc codes without a scanner.What are the steps of this procedure.I have a 1995 chevy cavalier 2.2 l with a check engine light on.The pin terminal has 16 pins.

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  • kingluscious Jul 27, 2009

    yes but when i read the sticker it says manufactured on 02/95.So i can use the tech 1 scanner for obd2 system?.Is there no other way to get codes without a scanner?

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This info is from the tech manual.....because you have a 16-pin DTC connector, you have the OBD II system in your car. This is cut and pasted info from the tech manual:

Fig. 2: A Tech 1® , or equivalent scan tool must be used to retrieve codes from 1996–00 models with the 16-pin DLC connector


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If you look on your doorjamb and read the sticker, it will tell you the year of your car...and if it was manufactured AFTER a certain month, then you have the 96 model...and from what you are saying, you have a 96 model because it has the 16-pin connector and not the 12-pin connector that the 95 and earlier had.

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Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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    Greg Bernett Jul 27, 2009

    Forget the paperclip....best suggestion is to go to Schuck's/Kragen/Chief's/Napa/Auto Parts Plus...they will read it for you for free.

  • Rachel Nordstrom May 28, 2013

    if the car wont drive you cant get it there though....

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I'am not sure if you can retrive the codes without a scanner on cars 95 and up, but if you can hears how to do it, get a paper clip unfold it so you have 2 strate ends , take 1 end plug it in the last port to the right and the other end in the port next to it and turn the key to the on position, chk. engine light will come on and start to blink, if not keep moving the last one you pluged in to the next one and so on until it does, than you simply count the blinks, for example 1 blink than a paus then 2 blinks right together that would be a 12. but remember unless you got a book to desifer the codes it just as easy to take it to auto zone or any auto parts store and have it scaned for free.

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I ALSO HAVE 95 CAVILIER WITH 16 PIN JACK,IT ONLY HAS 5 WIRES TO IT.I TRYED ODB2 SCAN IT IS ERR,NO COMUNICATION WITH VEIC.
SO HOW DO YOU SCAN.ODB1 IS FOR 12 PIN.

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