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1988 300ZX check engine light, OBD1?

My car's check engine light came on and I was wondering if there was a way to see what codes it is throwing. Could this car possibly be OBD1? If so, where is the connector? Thanks

the light looks exactly like this
http://www.artsautomotive.com/CheckE...ightBanner.jpg



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Re: 1988 300ZX check engine light, OBD1?

Nope not OBD. You'll have to run the diagnostic codes for the ecu. Pickup a Hayne's manual and it'll show you how. Best $20 spent on your car.

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Re: 1988 300ZX check engine light, OBD1?

Oh. Don't mean to be cheap, but this car is actually in the process of being sold and it really isn't mine, it's my girlfriends, is there online instructions somewhere to check the codes and what they mean? Or could someone help give me some simple instructions on doing so?
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Re: 1988 300ZX check engine light, OBD1?

the vehicle is OBD-1 but lacks a plug in code reader. purchased a haynes manual and run the diagnostics codes.

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Re: 1988 300ZX check engine light, OBD1?

A Hayne's manual is like $5 online. Don't be a cheap-o.

I guess you could download the FSM and find that out too....

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Re: 1988 300ZX check engine light, OBD1?

Pull the dash out, and unplug the bulb, if you are as cheap as you seem.


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Re: 1988 300ZX check engine light, OBD1?

bit harsh. as you already read, the car is being sold so i didn't really want to spend the $20 on a manual that i would use just to check engine codes and for a car that is going to be sold and isn't mine. hope u guys can understand that. plus being a college student, in cali, money gets tight at times. i wasn't aware of an online manual. I was just hoping you guys would know of DIY websites like one for my dad's maxima that gives the info on how to do such things.

http://www.motorvate.ca/mvp.php

on a side note, i totally justify a repair manual as i have one for other cars that i or my family owns. thanks otherwise for your help.
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