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Old 24-Sep-2003, 09:35 AM
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code reader for check engine light

i have a non-vtec 2001 civic with 63k and the car has been running pretty rough this whole summer. the check engine light came on today, what is the best way to check what the problem is? where can i find a good code reader for a good price? thanks
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Help Please....

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Old 24-Sep-2003, 11:08 AM
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take it to the dealership... they can hook it up for about 50$ and give you a code...
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Old 24-Sep-2003, 12:33 PM
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cool site.. I think I might have to make a purchace turn my laptop into a scanner... It actually has allot of capabilities other than just reading codes.. cool
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ya, that's why I like it

lordm can prolly check the code for a small fee
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Ummmm, why not jump the service connector and pull the code and then look it up to see what it means??

And it's free.
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2001s dont do that Slvr-Bullet... Buddah tried with Ali's car.
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can you jump the connectors to get a code on the OBD2 systems? anyone figure that one out yet? i guess 2000's still used the OBD1.
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Yes, connectors can be jumped on OBD II systems. OBD II was mandatory from the '96 Model Year for all vehicles so, that means the 2000 Civic (and all 6th gens) were OBD II. However, SCS shorting (jumping the connector) was still possible on the 6th gens.

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I would think you car is still under the emissions warranty (~130,000km) so, why wouldn't you just take it to the dealer? They shouldn't charge you for it. If you are not sure, you can call. Also, if you can make it out to a meet, there might be someone who might be able to help you read it....

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this is a 2001 w/ OBD2.1 no? ULEV compliant...
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What is ULEV compliant? i am guessing that it is 2.1 OBD. i am still lokking for a manual that explains how to jump the system so it will reveal some codes.
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Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle = ULEV, which means even tighter monitoring than OBDII
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