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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:22 am 
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Don't leave it plugged into the car overnight though -- lent mine to my brother and he did that and flattened the battery.


Did it show a fault code for flat battery :wink:


You really should charge for jokes like that. . . :lol:


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GM/Vauxhall/opel cars 2008-on logs a historic Code for low voltage - you can't clear it, It needs 50 key cycles to clear


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Bob225 wrote:
Dave54 wrote:
wine~o wrote:
chrrris wrote:
Don't leave it plugged into the car overnight though -- lent mine to my brother and he did that and flattened the battery.


Did it show a fault code for flat battery :wink:


You really should charge for jokes like that. . . :lol:


You would think its a joke - but its not

GM/Vauxhall/opel cars 2008-on logs a historic Code for low voltage - you can't clear it, It needs 50 key cycles to clear


Battery? Charge? It was a bit oblique I know.

Not surprised low volts it actually logged though. Pretty important on modern motors.

As already said the codes read need to be "interpreted" whatever, a bit like a multimeter on electrics, it shows you what is wrong, but diagnosing the actual fault is another matter.

Some of the more complicated software types are apparently fairly hard to use too, and have the facility to make changes that can break things.


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Well, it turned up today (see picture) and wouldn't you know it, the engine management light has gone out ::b (has been not on all afternoon)
I will have to keep it with me and wait for the light to come on again. :cb The gadget cost less than £10 on ebay


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Even though the EM light has gone out it's lighting in the first place would have been stored as a fault code that should still be accessible. Plug the unit in and see if it can recall stored fault codes.

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The basic handheld readers may not be able read historic codes - 02 sensors cause this sort of fault


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Typical, the light came on earlier today, but will not come on now. :? I tried my gadget and flash22 is right, it can not / does not want to read old codes.

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