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Old 09 Oct 2007, 11:59 pm
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Default Check engine light on - can't get code

I read the sticky regarding error codes and followed the instructions exactly to obtain an error code or codes as to why my check engine light is on, but unfortunately no codes appear, it just shows my odometer reading. If no codes appear does it mean I'm doing something wrong or there's nothing wrong? I find it hard to believe the latter, the check engine light doesn't just come on for nothing does it?

I forgot to mention it's a 2004 Turbo with 67K miles.
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Old 10 Oct 2007, 07:49 am
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Default Re: Check engine light on - can't get code

Your probably just doing it wrong.

When your turning the key, you must do it it a matter of a few seconds, 5 seconds I believe. ON-OFF, ON-OFF, ON the last time ON leaving the keep facing the windshield. Don't start the engine, just turn the key. The odometer reading will go away and be replaced by the code.
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Old 10 Oct 2007, 07:49 am
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Default Re: Check engine light on - can't get code

are you sure you are putting the key in advancing the key forward 3 times then looking at the odemeter it should show a car again dont start the car just forward to just before it would start 3 times
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Old 10 Oct 2007, 01:30 pm
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Default Re: Check engine light on - can't get code

Thank you, apparently I wasn't doing it fast enough (within 5 seconds) for it to work. It came up with P0572 and wouldn't you know it, the code list posted in the sticky lists P0571 then P0573. I did some research on P0572 and found: BRAKE SWITCH #1 CIRCUIT LOW. So I've found out how to get the code, found out what the code is, now I just need to find out what the code means?
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Old 10 Apr 2011, 06:56 pm
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Had the same stupid code P0572 . I followed the brake up in to the wires and wiggled them. also wiggled the emergency brake up and down. Took my negative battery cable off the battery for 10 mins and reconnected and the stupid light hasn't come on since. Give it a try,
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Old 10 Apr 2011, 07:01 pm
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Default Re: Check engine light on - can't get code

The thread your on is 4 years old. The person having the problem has not been around since 2007. Please check the date on the thread (upper left hand corner) before answering any questions. Thanks.
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