Pulling The Codes With a Code Scanner

Plug the code scanner's plug in the on board diagnostics port under the dash, to the left of the steering column. Yanhua Digimaster 3 Turn the key to the "On" position, without starting the car.

Press the "Read" key on the scanner, and it will begin to display all the codes. Make a note of the codes for cross-reference. All codes are formatted, so they display a letter followed by four numbers.

Cross-reference the codes with the code sheet.  gm tech2 This can be found on-line or at an auto parts store. Repair all faults represented by the codes.

Turn the ignition key to the "On" position, without starting the car. Press the "Erase" key to erase the codes and reset the computer.

Pulling The Codes Without a Scanner

Turn the ignition key to the "On" position, without starting the engine. Wait three seconds. Depress and release the gas pedal five times in five seconds, then let the pedal up. Count seven seconds and then depress the gas pedal and hold it down for 10 seconds. As soon as the service engine soon light starts flashing trouble codes, let the pedal up.

Make a note of all the codes by counting the flashes. For example, if the light will flash four times in a row and pause for a second and begin flashing again, Launch X431 the first four flashes stand for the number 4; it will then proceed to the next number.

Cross-reference these number codes with a code sheet. Repair all the faults before resetting the computer.

Reset the computer and turn the service engine soon light off by repeating the first process completely, with one exception: When the pedal is lifted after pressing the pedal down for 10 seconds and the codes are flashing, depress the pedal again for an additional 10 seconds and the computer will reset.