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Check Engine Light diagnositcs

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by dlwiii, Dec 27, 2010.

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    dlwiii New Member

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    The check engine light is on and I want to diagnose the codes.
    This is 1993 Civic 1.5L 16 valve. I searched on the forums and am told that there is a switch to find under the glovebox.

    I cannot find any such thing. Does anyone have a photo or diagram? It is unclear what it looks like and where under the glovebox it should be. It is next to the passenger door? Is it toward the firewall?
     
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    yes there will be a green rubber cover thing holding two sets of plugs. One is a two wire plug and the other is a three wire plug. You will need to jump the two wire plug with the car off. Then turn the key to the on position and count the engine light flashes..
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I do not see anything that looks like that. I am going to try attaching some photos. These are from the passenger side, under the glovebox.
     
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    Here are the pics - I hope this works!

    First one is toward the right (toward the passenger door)

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    Second one is toward the left (center of the car)

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    Third is toward the right, lower down, under the carpet.

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    In that last pic is the closest thing I see to green, and it's just two tabs holding a huge set of wires in place.
     
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    Yes I saw that link. The photo does not really help. Guess I'll get waaaaaaay under there with a flashlight and see if I can see anything.
     
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    its not that hard to find..
     
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    Aha - found it! Thank you for re-assuring me that it really was there. Sometimes just knowing that there is a solution is enough encouragement to press forward.
    It is to the right of the glovebox and I only saw it once I had a headlamp on and had my head completely under there. Ouch.
    I had to remove the glovebox to get to it. But now it's free and easier to get to. Now I just need to figure out why, when I put the paper clip in place, I get a steady CEL, no flashing.
     
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    Ok, finally got the paper-clip short to work. At first I put the clip on the side opposite of where the wires went in. Did not work, and I was not sure it was really shorting. SO added the clip right there the wires went in and got the code: 19 Lock-up control solenoid.
    Not having any trouble starting, so not sure this code is relevant at all.
    Well, that's car repair for you, just one danged thing after another.
     
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    ok so its a auto. the lock-up solenoid is those round cylinder thing on the trans. there is two in a group they will have three 10mm bolts holding them in take it out and clean it with some brake cleaner..
     
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