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noob questions =] (scan tool)

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by shahzzy, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. shahzzy

    shahzzy noob

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    Ok so I've been reading around here on HS, is scanning for a code, a tool?
    Someone explain?
    I googled it, is it a little unit that plugs up to the ECu or something and shows info from the ECU regarding errors such as check engine light, etc?
    And how much does one generally cost and what is a good unit (company)?
     
  2. t3t4delsol

    t3t4delsol New Member

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    save your money, unless you work on cars all day long there is no need to buy one. Just take you car into autozone and tell them you need a obd scan to check you codes, they will do it for free.
     
  3. AHHVTEC

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    that or just get a paper clip and count them yourself
     
  4. Luis998

    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    I swear, I LOVE my car because of that. I had to do that years ago and was doing the happy dance that I didn't have to take it to a freakin' shop and pay $50 just for them to tell me what I thought was wrong already.

    Honda's for the win. SWOOSH!
     
  5. whiterabbit06

    whiterabbit06 Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill? VIP

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    Autozone does it for free and there is always the paperclip and count.
     
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    Ethan Well-Known Member

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    If you can count....


    :)
     
  7. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    The only reason I like having OBD0 is because of how easy it is to check codes.
     
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    hondacivicdx92 Hamby

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    autozone scan tool is a joke. just use the paper clip method, much more accurate.
     
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