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Old 06-28-2011, 12:07 AM   #1
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Help with error code

Hi guys, hope someone can help. My engine warning light came on a while back so I invested in a 'cheap' OBDII reader (think it's a U480). I plugged it in and the reading says:

N/A
01/01

Does that mean it doesn't work on my car or does it mean that it's some sort of MAF error? The handbook isn't very clear.

Any help much appreciated

PS: I reset the code but it came back after about 100 miles or so...

Pete

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Old 06-28-2011, 05:53 AM   #2
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I think the 01/01 is saying the unit is attempting to display code 1 of 1. If 2 codes were stored it would be 01/02. I don't know why it's not displaying the code. My generic scanner works on my Boxster.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:58 AM   #3
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Check the instruction manual. If I recall correctly, an "N/A" code means "The monitor is not supported on that vehicle" or something similar.

Is your car a 2001 or newer? I think those are the applicable years for EU cars for this scanner.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:42 PM   #4
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Thanks for the thoughts guys... I don't think it's just telling me there's one of one codes, that seems to come before that. I think it might be the not applicable, as in it won't read my car although it is a 2001 so it should work!!! Have got in touch with the supplier to see what he suggests. Will keep you posted.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:49 AM   #5
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N/A.....means it probably Not Able to read codes

Take it back and spend a little more for a better one..
it will pay for itself in no time..
ie....most shops (Porsche related)
will charge 1/2 hour to check code
that adds up very quickly
besides the reader can b used on other
vechiles 96 and up
if u buy the right one

My 2 cents
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:15 AM   #6
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After a brief exchange of emails my supplier has got back to me to offer an upgrade to a better machine FOC... Will see what the new one says when I get it

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