03-05-05, 11:38 PM
does anyone know what this means? it came up when i was looking for diagnostic codes...there seem to be no other codes...is this even a bad thing?
oh in addition, do u guys know how many cycles the ignition has to go through in order for the codes to reappear? i think its 50 times for them to disappear, but im not sure bout them reappearing...thanks
03-06-05, 12:50 AM
Codes appear and disappear at different intervals and for different reasons. Some of them go away after 3 ignition cycles, others 50. Some don't come up until a test fails 10 times, others come up on the first failure. As for the IRC message you see, there's some kind of a problem with communication to the IRC module. I couldn't begin to diagnose that, but it may not generate any codes. At the same time, though, the IRC system is probably not functioning. I don't know what it is or what it does, but the message would seem to indicate it's not working. I'm sure somebody else will be able to explain that part.
03-06-05, 10:30 AM
oh man, im such an ass. (thanks for the reply)
i think i know whats up. when i started my car i didnt have my radio plugged in. also, i think i read somewhere before that the radio has an essential part of the security system and/or one of the computers, and so this could just be happening cuz of that.
however, i still wanna know how long it takes for the codes to reappear. just wanna make sure everything is ok now :halo:
03-07-05, 12:37 PM
IRC = Integrated Radio Module
i found that on another post, but it probably means integrated radio cluster or something...but yeah it has to do with the radio. it probably is just because i pulled out the radio
03-07-05, 01:15 PM
Glad you got it, sts15l7... I guess I should have known what IRC meant, considering I've toyed around enough in the diagnostics to figure it out. Either way, let us know if you need any help... :thumbsup: