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Check Engine light with paper clip, 04 civic ex

Old 01-12-2019, 06:14 PM
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I have checked every youtube video and looked everywhere on the passenger kick panel in order to read the code without the obd reader. Any help will be awesome!!

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Old 01-12-2019, 09:52 PM
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You cannot do that in the '04 Civic... the 2 pin service connector doesn't exist in that application. You must use the diagnostic port.
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If you dont have an OBD II, follow this video with a paper clip and boom it tells you the code. It took me awhile to find a video and yes it does work....https://youtu.be/XzDjDCJ4GiI
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:58 PM
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So there are pins at the diagnostic port that can be jumped to do the same thing as the older DTC 2-pin connector. Awesome. Thank you for sharing.
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