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Old 31 Oct 2007, 02:39 pm
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Default 96 Accord Check Engine Light - Do it yourself Code reading?

How do you read the codes on a 96' Honda Accord. I used to know how. Something to do with jumpering some terminals at the ecu and counting the flashes of the light. I just need the specifics on where to locate and jumper the ECU. This is not my car so i'm not positive where the ECU is located on this vehicle. Also if anyone can point me to the fault code table that would be great also. Last time the light came on it was a trans solenoid fault code, so we want to make sure it's not a repeat of that code indicating that we should change the noid.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 02:42 pm
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1996 is different, you can't jumper 1996 & newer. Go to Auto Zone they will do it for free.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 02:45 pm
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If the car has a obd2 then you must scan it with a scanner most of the hondas have the plug in in the driver side by the fuse box.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 02:48 pm
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it is located on the outside of the lower panel on the drivers side. there should be a two wire plug - jump it and check the codes. good luck
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Don't waste your time. Do the smart thing and go to Honda Dealer and get Honda Quality!
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Old 01 Nov 2008, 07:04 pm
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Default Re: 96 Accord Check Engine Light - Do it yourself Code reading?

The plug in for the 96 honda accords for reading the codes is actually hiding right behind your ashtray. You have to pull that completely out and BINGO, there it is. Had to have mine done a few days ago when my check engine light came on for the first time. The guy couldnt find it and he had to go call the dealership. He told me that the 96 accords were a little different than most. I got a reading saying "cylinder 4 misfiring". Does this simply mean I should just change my spark plugs out? I cant remember the last time they were changed so Im kind of hoping thats all it is.
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