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Old 08-20-2014, 04:09 PM
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My 2008 Civic Hybrid check engine light is on. Could somebody with the manual send me the instruction and codes to check it? I did this sort of thing with a metal pin many years ago on older models. I hope this trick still works. Thanks a lot.
 
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:41 PM
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just take it to advanced auto,pepboys etc etc most car parts stores will scan it for free.
 
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Old 08-21-2014, 03:13 AM
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Support of the jumper wire / metal pin method was taken out of later models (after 2000 I think). You now have to use a computer-like device.
 
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:06 AM
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Thanks guys. Will take it to a nearby store.
 
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Old 09-12-2014, 03:07 AM
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How were the results?
 
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:36 AM
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How were the results?
The check engine light disappears. Actually it came back on again once. But before I had a chance to bring the car to the nearby O'Reilly, it disappeared again and never came back.

I think it's related to the battery. One terminal was not tightened properly. I made it tighter.
 
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it doesn't matter if the light went out the code will still be stored in its memory so get it scaned.
 
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Old 09-20-2014, 05:05 PM
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Today I took the car to O'Reilly to have a free check on the check engine light. It came back with code P1570. According to Google search, it seems to be a pretty common code for the Hybrid model. The big battery (IMA) may have some problems. I'll take it to the dealer. If there's anything interesting, I'll post back here.
 
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