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The blue connector to check engine codes

I've been trying to follow the instructions here Check Engine Light, where it says to unplug a blue connector and short it out in order to get check engine codes.

What happens if you don't plug the connector back in? Can you leave it out?
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Old 11-01-2016, 09:58 PM
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Re: The blue connector to check engine codes

Why not go to Autozone and have them check what codes you have? They should do a code scanning for free.

You could also just buy an OBD-II scanner. There are bluetooth ones that connect to your phone for around $10. An OBD scanner is something to have if you do your own car repairs.
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Re: The blue connector to check engine codes

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Re: The blue connector to check engine codes

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Why not go to Autozone and have them check what codes you have? They should do a code scanning for free.

You could also just buy an OBD-II scanner. There are bluetooth ones that connect to your phone for around $10. An OBD scanner is something to have if you do your own car repairs.
Yeah I wasn't able to pull the codes, so I ordered a scanner on Amazon. I'll have to wait a few days for it to arrive. But that blue piece is hard to put back inside so I left it out. I'm wondering if it matters or not.
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Re: The blue connector to check engine codes

that connector doesn't actually plug into anything. That's just a holder for it. Just put a paper clip in it and count how many times it blinks and you'll get the code. long blinks is the first number such as 2 short blinks is the second number as in 3 so code 23(just making this code up) if it's just fast blinking, count how many times it does that for example 8, if it blinks 8 times real fast, then thats code 8
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Re: The blue connector to check engine codes

Thinking about it now... they should've just put another female receptacle next to the one the blue connector normally chills in, but have that other receptacle actually jump the two pins so you wouldn't even need to have a paperclip handy to troubleshoot. But i'm extremely lazy lol.
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Re: The blue connector to check engine codes

There is actually a female end you can purchase from Honda to plug in vs using a paperclip. It's only $5. Not something you would leave in place constantly due to it flashing the codes in your cluster while it's jumped.
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Re: The blue connector to check engine codes

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There is actually a female end you can purchase from Honda to plug in vs using a paperclip. It's only $5. Not something you would leave in place constantly due to it flashing the codes in your cluster while it's jumped.
Don't you mean male end? The blue connector is already female, that's why you have to insert the paperclip into the holes.
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Re: The blue connector to check engine codes

The gender descriptions break down here, it's a male connector that goes into a female cap, but you can jam things in it still for diagnostics. It's kind of like a prostate exam.
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Re: The blue connector to check engine codes

Those instructions are for checking codes on an OBD-1 car. All 5th gens with OBD are OBD-II -- they'll have a universal multi-pin socket to plug a code-reader into. It should be near the fuse box, just under the dash.
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Re: The blue connector to check engine codes

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Don't you mean male end? The blue connector is already female, that's why you have to insert the paperclip into the holes.
No, I mean just as I said. It's a female connector you plug in vs using a paperclip. The existing plug is already a male end.

Here is the exact part...you insert the existing INTO this one. Part number 07PAZ-0010100

Paperclip method works, but as I said, this is the alternative and actually how Honda intended it to be used.


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Those instructions are for checking codes on an OBD-1 car. All 5th gens with OBD are OBD-II -- they'll have a universal multi-pin socket to plug a code-reader into. It should be near the fuse box, just under the dash.
The cel flash codes can be used on 5th gens and other obd2 vehicles. The method discussed here is directly above the normal obd2 access point
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