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Old 10-07-07, 03:35 PM   #1
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Default Code reader for 93 sc400?.......................

...........is there a code reader out there for my car?

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Old 10-07-07, 06:46 PM   #2
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Yes, it is free by way of a paperclip. Do some searching...

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Old 10-09-07, 01:29 PM   #3
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I always prefer the OBD code readers over jumping any wires. Auto Zone has an OBD1 code reader, but I think it costs more than the OBD2 code reader. Go to any auto parts store and I'm sure they all carry some sort of code reader for OBD1.
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I always prefer the OBD code readers over jumping any wires. Auto Zone has an OBD1 code reader, but I think it costs more than the OBD2 code reader. Go to any auto parts store and I'm sure they all carry some sort of code reader for OBD1.
For $200+ I would rather use a paperclip

Although I do have an OBDII scanner...

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Old 12-26-10, 01:16 PM   #5
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I have a 94 ls400 all I need to do is jump the wires and count the lights to check to cel light?
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Old 01-13-11, 11:21 AM   #6
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Anyone found something other than a human to count the light blinks? I have an AutoXray XP240 ODB1 scan tool with cables for GM and Chrysler but none are available that I know of for Toyota which has a round data link connector. I no longer use the OBD1 scan tool as my current cars use the newer OBD11 scan tool that I also have.

Anyone have the wiring information that I could use to make up a three wire cable to solder to the pins of one of my XP240 cables so I could use it to read the codes on the Lexus? Would that work?

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It's not that hard to count blinks. Just short TE1 and E1 count blinks, then search on the internet what the blinks stands for and that's it.
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Old 01-13-11, 04:37 PM   #8
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Yep, I know, I have done that before on an old Chevy until I bought an OBD1 scan tool. The service manual section on Engines has all of the codes and trouble shooting charts. Also, the service manual shows the Lexus Techs to use a special service tool to short the pins, actually just a piece of wire with pins on the ends, better than a paper clip, right?


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Old 02-11-11, 02:21 PM   #9
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Instructions on connecting TE1 and E1 along with the actual codes here:

http://www.troublecodes.net/Lexus/
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Old 02-21-11, 08:38 PM   #10
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haha this guy i work with at the buick dealership in town today i asked him for some wire he was like for what, and i told him i was checking my cel 90 ls400 and he said use my tool. and handed me a piece of wire with 3 pieces at the ends to check cel and abs and track and airbag light i literally started laughing since i know it was like a dollar tool and he has a 10000 dollar tool box . sorry i just found it funny that such an important tool could be that cheap but a commonly used tool cost .25 cents.
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