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Old 01-24-2006, 06:25 PM   #1
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Hey, I'm back with another problem. Since I bought the car the "service engine soon" light keeps going on after starting the engine. As the car is quiet old I figured out it might be a commen problem. Is it really a serious engine-problem or could the cause be something else. By the way, I read a thrat about displaying the failure code without using a GM Code Reader. Has anyone ever done this before and can tell me something about it?
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go to autozone NOW.

THEY will provide you with a paperclip and tell you which codes it is setting off
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Well, the problem is that the car stands in Germany and there are no Autozone shops and non of the garages I visited yet was able to read out the codes.
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He was just being sarcastic. Don't take it anywhere yet. All you have to do is exactly what is described in that article. Then once you get the code, tell us what it is and we can go from there.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/techinfo/?article=34
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O.k. I'll try it and tell you what it said.
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He was just being sarcastic. Don't take it anywhere yet. All you have to do is exactly what is described in that article. Then once you get the code, tell us what it is and we can go from there.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/techinfo/?article=34
no I was being serious until I found out odie is from germany


yeah u just need a paper clip like capt said.
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When you report back, let us know the codes... And I'm going to take a guess and say 87-88 Bonneville?

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You win .... his other thread says 87
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He was just being sarcastic. Don't take it anywhere yet. All you have to do is exactly what is described in that article. Then once you get the code, tell us what it is and we can go from there.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/techinfo/?article=34
no I was being serious until I found out odie is from germany


yeah u just need a paper clip like capt said.
uh autozone wont even do anything with a car older than 96, if it aint obd2 they dont care. i HIGHLY doubt they would have the procedure in their system or train their employees for it.
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He was just being sarcastic. Don't take it anywhere yet. All you have to do is exactly what is described in that article. Then once you get the code, tell us what it is and we can go from there.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/techinfo/?article=34
no I was being serious until I found out odie is from germany


yeah u just need a paper clip like capt said.
uh autozone wont even do anything with a car older than 96, if it aint obd2 they dont care. i HIGHLY doubt they would have the procedure in their system or train their employees for it.
I went to autozone twice - 2 different locations before I found BC to use their "little metal key paperclip thing" to flash the codes and then tell me what it meant.
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