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Flashing codes OBD-1


BackwoodsSaint

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Hey, heard you can flash OBD-1 codes using a paper clip? I've already got a code reader on the way but it won't be here til after the weekend and I had been hoping to be able to flash the codes before then, I don't really know- I've been spoiled with a code reader at the tech school I attend so I haven't really researched "alternative methods" for getting codes, I don't really trust just googling it either ha, thanks
 


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on the '94 and '92 follow the analog volt meter method on that link except forget the volt meter, short the two terminals then go sit in the cab with a pen and paper, turn the key on and watch the check engine light flash, easy as pie... I have a little piece of metal held under my hood on a magnet for a code reader...
 

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I usually take my video camera and record the flashes. Makes reviewing it a little easier as I tend to lose count.
 

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they go through twice with an 11 in the middle I think, if things don't make any sense take down as many as you can and watch for repeats on your paper, that's what I do
 

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