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Old 10-05-2006, 09:20 AM   #1
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Default Intermittent SES now the cruise wont work

This JUST happend @ 6:00 today on the way into work, WTF? This car is starting to make my BP rise..............
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You need a scantool to extract the history code for further troubleshooting.

I have some suspicions, but they're pointless without the history code (the flash feature listed in Techinfo will only work for a current code, not always for an intermittent).
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You need a scantool to extract the history code for further troubleshooting.

I have some suspicions, but they're pointless without the history code (the flash feature listed in Techinfo will only work for a current code, not always for an intermittent).
I will hit autozone on the ay home, they test for free correct? For sh*ts and giggles, what are your suspicions??
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Autozone will use a simple code-reader or the flash function. Neither will tell you a history code.

Try an auto parts store that will actually SCAN.
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Autozone will use a simple code-reader or the flash function. Neither will tell you a history code.

Try an auto parts store that will actually SCAN.
I don't know if I follow you on what "auto parts store" you mean?

I have:
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Pep Boys
Murrays
Autozone
Advanced auto

Or did you mean a shop, like an actual repair shop?
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Autozone will use a simple code-reader or the flash function. Neither will tell you a history code.

Try an auto parts store that will actually SCAN.
I don't know if I follow you on what "auto parts store" you mean?

I have:
Napa
Pep Boys
Murrays
Autozone
Advanced auto

Or did you mean a shop, like an actual repair shop?
Auto PARTS STORE. Start calling them and ask if they SCAN with a tool for free.
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Ok I called everyone in town, both service shops and all the parts stores. Either they don't have a SCANNER, or they want 50 bucks for the scan? Any other advise? One shop said they would wave the fee for scanning if I got the work done from them but eh, that'* no good either........
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if the light is on then why cant he use the procedure in techinfo Bill.....

it seems to me as the light just came on and is still there??
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why dont you just cant it yourself......

you have a 92 and can access the codes your self

the procedure is in techinfo
If you read above, Bill said that unless the light is on there wont be a code, thats why I need it SCANNED, not READ. At least thats what I got from what he said.......

Edit: I will give it a try at lunch........ Just is case.......
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why dont you just cant it yourself......

you have a 92 and can access the codes your self

the procedure is in techinfo
If you read above, Bill said that unless the light is on there wont be a code, thats why I need it SCANNED, not READ. At least thats what I got from what he said.......
ok gotcha i was under the impression that the light was ON...

and there is a code, but its a history code, if the light has gone off and not a current one
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