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#1 (permalink) Old 12-30-2004, 07:39 PM
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i got a 94 325is and i have tried to pull my fault codes like 20 times, does this even work?

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Yep...I've done it. It's really inconsistent though. I can wear my leg out trying to pull it and then, all of a sudden, I can get it to work. Not sure what the deal is.

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really, mine worked perfect everytime I've tried it.

Put key in, turn the igntion on, but don't start

Depress gas pedal 5 times in 5 seconds

the check engine light will stay on for 5sec then off, then will blink the code.
Will repeat this until you turn it off.

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really, mine worked perfect everytime I've tried it.

Put key in, turn the igntion on, but don't start

Depress gas pedal 5 times in 5 seconds

the check engine light will stay on for 5sec then off, then will blink the code.
Will repeat this until you turn it off
^ word.

I did this too and it worked fine for me. Make sure your car is OBD1 or else you'll need a code reader.

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What are these codes for???
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OBD= On-Board Diagnostics. Basically the car stores any kind of problem in the ECM. THe codes tell you what is wrong with your car. Since you have a 94 you can get the codes using the gas pedal method. WHat I find with my car is that you have to press the gas pedal 5 times super quick..not 5 secs. More like 1-2 seconds you have to press it by..there is a chart of codes that you will need so you know what your car is telling you

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