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 Post subject: Pulling fault codes
Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:45 pm 
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If i want to read the fault codes on my el can i just use a test light on the same diagnostic terminals as you use to check the timing?
I did it ages ago on my eb and cant remember exactly how, and my max ellerys manual is as good as a hit in the head.
pretty sure i just had the key on and engine off and read the number of flashes on the test light, does this sound about right?
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 Post subject: Re: Pulling fault codes
Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:59 pm 
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pretty sure it the 5th pin from the left on the top row for reading fault codes.

look in the tech section, EF/EL- EEC V diagnostic, it has the answers you are looking for mate.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pulling fault codes
Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:36 pm 
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thanks millard, i tried but couldnt find the doco.the link isnt working.
I only found posts asking about how to find it :(
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 Post subject: Re: Pulling fault codes
Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:53 pm 
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I went through the docos twice and couldnt find it, is there a chance its not there or could it be called something else :?
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 Post subject: Re: Pulling fault codes
Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:02 pm 
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I'm going to be doing a doco on this subject. I do it to mine everytime I do work on the car. It is a very good tool.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pulling fault codes
Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:19 pm 
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Here is a small bit to get you started milo, I pulled it from another thread:

"BTW, you do not need to have the engine running to extract fault codes from the ECU. Bridge the far left top and bottom terminals and hook up a analogue multimeter to the 5th top pin from the left or use a LED. Turn the key to ON and away you go. They are 3 digit codes on the EF/EL ECUs. It isn't hard and will take away some of the headscratching and guess work."

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pulling fault codes
Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:51 pm 
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Thanks Barnacus, it certainly is handy to be able to get the fault codes without a scan tool.
ill see what secrets the ecu has for me :D
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