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    The_Punisher is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    How to manually read CEL?

    My check engine light came on after startup after not driving my car for a week or so, how can I manually read the CEL?
    Tried searching but didn't come up with anything, thanks


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    A GM tech 2 or similar can bus enableded scanner. No on board diagnostics anymore.

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    There are lots of scan tools on ebay. I got mine for about 50 bucks.

    The GM Tech II would be nice to have, but really pricey.

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    Re: How to manually read CEL?

    Why would they do away with manually scanning a cel?
    My 06 Ram can manually scan as well as my 2010 370Z >_<

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    Congrats? Pay to play. I have a modus and I can read live sensor readings built in obd cannot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Punisher
    Why would they do away with manually scanning a cel?
    My 06 Ram can manually scan as well as my 2010 370Z >_<
    My guess is as good as yours. My 2001 STS had it...really miss it.

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    Re: How to manually read CEL?

    Why?

    Because they can.

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