• Tiny
  • mrpaul111
  • 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera

Computer problem
1996 Oldsmobile Ciera 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 119000 miles

i tried to use a code scanner several times but the scanner wont come on when I plugged it into the car

Sunday, June 6th, 2010 AT 10:07 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

If you've plugged into your car's diagnostic port and aren't reading anything at all, you might think that your OBD-II brain has fried, but don't declare it dead yet.
On many cars, the ECM (that's the electronic brain) is on the same fuse circuit as other electrics like the cigarette lighter/accessory port. The lighter is prone to blow fuses on some vehicles, and if there's no juice going to the ECM, it can't tell you what's wrong. Check all the fuses

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