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Service engine soon light

Took car for emissions, obd not ready. told to drive 30 miles a day for a week. Now service engine soon light comes on. I want to scan for trouble codes. dont see where to connect my scanner. can you help?

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Shirley,

if in N. America, the connector on all OBD2 cars is 1 meter or less

from the center of the steering column, usually at the knee level.

the CEL must be out or you fail here, in USA , in 1 second flat.

so. fix that first

the Monitor status can take 30 minutes of fast driving.

the EVAP (that means gas tank vents) tests takes the longest

and will not run out if the fuel tank is full, so get the tank 1/2 full say

and drive 30min and bam, all the monitors are complete.

in some states they allow one monitor to be incomplete.

no state stated., nor even country, Smog laws very by both factors.



my 04 GV the OBD2 16pin connector is by right knee, just under

the knee protector panel, by your knees, you must look under, not at it.

for 4 bucks, you can read and see photos of it here. for any suz.

this is the FSM.



https://suzukipitstopplus.com/Products/1194-2002-vitara-grand-vitara-service-manual.aspx



good luck, and ask questions.

btw2, most autostores, or any ASE local mech will scan you for free.

ask em.\' not all are like stealerships.

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

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SOURCE: how many miles do i need to drive to have the computer re-ready to accept obd codes?

200 miles is more than enough. p0420 is a cat code meaning the cat in the exhaust is not doing its job. you need to make sure there are no exhaust leaks before the downstream (last one) o2 sensor. if you can get all but 1 monitor to set without the check eng light coming on, you will pass pa emmissions.

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