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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingHigh View Post
    Buy this for $16.

    https://www.amazon.ca/OBD2-OBDII-Blu...s%2C465&sr=8-9

    Install the Torque app on your phone. The free version works, the Pro version is better and only $10.

    $26 and you have a code reader. It's a great system for cheap.
    Amazon is still 10 days lead time. I needed this on sunday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizz Axxemann View Post
    Amazon is still 10 days lead time. I needed this on sunday.
    Gotcha. Oh well. Buy it now, then you have it for next time.
    I'd rather make a difference than a dollar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firemachine69 View Post
    Princess Auto has a bluetooth variant that pops up in their "surplus" section frequently, around twenty bucks. You connect to it with your smartphone.
    $25. But who's counting. I ended up getting that one. Is it just me or do most of those smartphone apps really suck? Either they want you to pay huge money, can't do anything, or have a UI that looks like it was designed by my 63 year old, barely computer literate dad.
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    Apparently Jiffy Lube does free code reading

    And from elsewhere:

    The best solution IMO is to use a bluetooth OBD-II reader. Once you have the reader, you can use a wide variety of apps to suit your needs.
    I bought mine years ago and don't think the exact model is listed, but this reader looks exactly like the one I have, just a different label. $19.99.
    If you have an Android phone or tablet, I highly recommend the Torque lite app. It'll connect to the Bluetooth reader and get the codes from your ECU. The app can also give you tons of real-time data from your vehicle and GPS data. The pro version is $5 and gives more capabilities for real-time data.
    I'm sure iPhone has their own OBDII apps as well; I'm just familiar with Torque.

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    What was the code?
    Why does the rest of the country get first dibbs on half my income?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey Cox View Post
    What was the code?
    I’m guessing P04 is the start....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIR VEYOR View Post
    Apparently Jiffy Lube does free code reading

    And from elsewhere:

    The best solution IMO is to use a bluetooth OBD-II reader. Once you have the reader, you can use a wide variety of apps to suit your needs.
    I bought mine years ago and don't think the exact model is listed, but this reader looks exactly like the one I have, just a different label. $19.99.
    If you have an Android phone or tablet, I highly recommend the Torque lite app. It'll connect to the Bluetooth reader and get the codes from your ECU. The app can also give you tons of real-time data from your vehicle and GPS data. The pro version is $5 and gives more capabilities for real-time data.
    I'm sure iPhone has their own OBDII apps as well; I'm just familiar with Torque.
    One of the ones I hated most was Torque Lite. What a craptastic UI.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey Cox View Post
    What was the code?
    TBH, I forgot to copy the log. Two codes, one oil pressure sensor fault, the other a transmission fault. I'm guessing the oil pressure sensor was laggy or something. The gauges were all reading normal when the light popped on.
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    Princess Auto has the basic OBD reader on for $35 this week.
    Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennymo View Post
    Princess Auto has the basic OBD reader on for $35 this week.
    They also have the canoe t bar on sale that I just bought a couple weeks ago.
    I have been waiting for it to come on sale for months, and finally couldn't wait any more.
    That's a sure way to bring out a sale.
    Why does the rest of the country get first dibbs on half my income?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey Cox View Post
    They also have the canoe t bar on sale that I just bought a couple weeks ago.
    I have been waiting for it to come on sale for months, and finally couldn't wait any more.
    That's a sure way to bring out a sale.
    Take the receipt back and they should adjust it and give you the sale price. Or return it and re-buy it.
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