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Computer plug cannot locate the computer plug to hook up a computer to find out why the check engine light is on

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This car is actuelly equiped with 2, and it depends on what kind of connection you have. The OBD2 connector is located on the passenger side to the left of the glove box. The other connector which is a round connector is located under the hood on the drivers side next to the abs module.... It will have a round cover over it.

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SOURCE: Computer analysis of computer

This is an evaporative emission code, you ether left the gas cap loose or the fuel system is leaking and will not hold a vacuum.

This is the code definition:
P0496 - Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System Flow During Non-Purge

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