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    Default About to leave for my FOC code reading

    Before I take the beast for a code reading sesion...
    Any safety pointers on how the procedure should be done are very welcomed. Kind of doubtfull about the Mexican labor and computers...
    I have no clue how it is done, I know you plug the thing under the ash tray but the car should be running when you plug it? I mean I don`t want to end up with some ECu fried

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    whats up with the car mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3.2_V6_VXR View Post
    whats up with the car mate?
    Nothing serious I guess (and hope) problem on the start up the other day..
    http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=35399
    On the other hand I`ve never check the codes so I`ll give it a try and see what shows up...hey its free

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    I would think they'll read it with the engine off (ignition on) to see if there are any stored fault codes, then I would think they'll start it up to see if anything gets logged and to run through any diagnostics with the Tech 2.

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    Thanks Duncan
    Got the FOC reading and nop, nada, nothing, squat, nain...no codes stored which at the end is a good thing I guess

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    well that was good news then Rob

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    They will Tech2 it with the ignition on. It won't communicate with the ECU with the ignition off. Once any codes are cleared, it should be given a run under various load conditions and then have the codes (if any) read again to see if any faults have returned/developed. Obviously nowt to worry about tho as nothing showed up. Sigh of relief there then eh?
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    When the air control valve played up on Larisa,s vectra there was no fault code......... But when I pulled the plug off with the engine on it, it then gave a fault code, but I would expect it too.

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    Yeah A relief...at least the dealers that have taken care of the beast before I bought it cleared the codes

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