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how do i get the error codes?

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Old 09-17-2005, 08:19 AM
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Default how do i get the error codes?

im new to all this so please excuse my ignorance
but how do you hook up to the cars computer to
get error codes?
i just bought a 04 verona, and am interested in
finding out all i can

thanx
 
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Old 09-20-2005, 03:48 PM
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Default RE: how do i get the error codes?

most parts stores have a code reader...autozone does...maybe advance auto parts...and theyre usually free
 
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Old 09-20-2005, 06:47 PM
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how much does it cost to get a code reader for yourself at home?
 
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Old 09-23-2005, 03:04 PM
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Uaually about $100
 
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Old 09-23-2005, 07:13 PM
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i know that some parts stores sell brand specific readers as well, but if you buy a universal OBDII reading they often send you updates for free, but they are far more expensive
 
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Old 09-23-2005, 11:15 PM
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any suggestions on what are good code readers or a website i could read about them some more?

im so interested, because it annoys the **** out of me to take my car to the dealer when the check engine light
just to have them tell me a sensor is acting goofy. then charge me for the visit to tell me just ride it out its probably bad gas
 
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Old 09-24-2005, 06:34 PM
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http://www.autotap.com/#AutoTap

Auto tap is like, the god of obd2 reading at home, on your pc, or laptop.



check out part source, or whatever your equivelent of a canadian tire is, pep boys or whatever, they should have handheld ones, that just read codes, and clear them.
 
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Old 09-24-2005, 06:47 PM
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More on autotap.

Every sensor in your car that can trigger a check engine light, or check anyting light, has its spot on autotap's software desktop. Like timing advancement, intake temp, coolant temp, engine speed, that kinda stuff
 
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:26 PM
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ive seen the autotap setup on palm..its pretty cool
 
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Old 09-27-2005, 06:48 PM
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Wow! thanks willkrupnik that site is wild.....this may take awhile to let sink in and figure out......appreciate it
 

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