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Old 23 Aug 2007, 02:20 pm
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Default how can I make my honda civic lx 1999 show me the ecu codes?

My service engine light is on, and I've read that you can jump a cable and make it flash a ecu code, I called the dealer but they charge too much just to tell you why the light went on. I've read older models you just jump two cables but I can't find those two cables on my 1999 civic lx. Pleas help...
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 02:24 pm
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you can take it to advance auto - they'll do it for FREE
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 02:30 pm
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You can TRY whatever you like but the easiest way if your too cheap to take care of it the right way is to stop buy AutoZone, they will scan it for free and then try to sell you everything under the sun. Just remember.......your car is your freedom, dont treat it cheaply, it will leave you stranded when you need it most.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 02:34 pm
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See if this worksTry turning your key off and on 3 timesthe third time leave the key onsee if any lights blink on your dashCount these lights as they blink1--------123--------12-- etctheres are your code #'s It may be different for your car try it see if it works
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 02:36 pm
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you can buy the handheld version of the tool that the dealers use to extract codes form your car. Not too expensive , but worth having. You can try both Advance auto parts or auto zone, they will do this for free. They can advise you of the repair as well.Good luck
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 02:40 pm
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Here's a little more information about codes. Since 1996 ALL vehicles sold in the US use the OBD II (onboard diagnostic - second generation) system. You cannot read the codes without a scanner. There are no connections to jumper. The easiest way is to go to the local parts store and ask them to read the codes for you. Most places do this for free. You can look up the code at the dealer or on the internet. That should get you headed in the right direction. ou can also purchase a scanner to read the codes yourself. Good luck.
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