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Old 08-07-2003, 01:48 PM   #1
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Default How could I turn off a CEL.

Is there a way I could turn off my check engine light without taking it to the dealership and paying 45$.It's an 2004 STizle
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Old 08-07-2003, 03:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: How could I turn off a CEL.

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Is there a way I could turn off my check engine light without taking it to the dealership and paying 45$.It's an 2004 STizle

Go to the supermarket, get some uncle ben's converted, toss some into the hoodscoop, watch the magic light disappear.

J/k

You need to hook up a scanner to shut it off. A friendly local mechanic at any garage should be cool enough to shut it off for a nominal fee. Screw going to the dealership. 45 bucks for literally 3mins of hooking the thing up and turning it on is a ripoff.

Why is it on in the first place? You need a scanner to see what code it's throwing, to find out what is the culprit. You don't want to ignore those annoying cel's......especially on your (i assume) new STI.

good luck.
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Old 08-07-2003, 03:18 PM   #3
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You can disconnect the battery to remove cel, but will never know the code.

You can buy one of these to pull the code yourself:

http://www.partsamerica.com/PartDeta...egoryCode=3389
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Old 08-07-2003, 03:19 PM   #4
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You could buy a scan tool for just over $100 and clear them yourself. In the near future, i'm gonna buy the Innova 3100 obd-II scan tool.
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Old 08-07-2003, 03:22 PM   #5
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I just bought an INNOVA 3100 OBD-II code reader, due to a CEL I got. After finding out what the DTC was, I was able to (hopefully) solve the issue without having to bring it to the dealer. Definitely a worthwhile part...

-Mike-
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Old 08-07-2003, 03:44 PM   #6
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on some cars, you can jumper the OBDII connector and the CEL will flash with the number code of the error... can this be done on the STi?
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Old 08-07-2003, 04:43 PM   #7
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Most autoparts stores (ie Kragen/Checker and Autozone) will pull the code for free.
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