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OBD II MIL, $99 Fix

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Ferrari Fanatic, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. Ferrari Fanatic

    Ferrari Fanatic Formula 3
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    Apr 2, 2003
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    After searching the archives for sometime, there was no unequivocal consensus on the ability to reset a Check Engine Light on the 1998 Spider. Most said that you could do it with a generic OBDII scanner while others stated that you would need a SD-2 (Ferarri Propietary).

    Well I bit the bullet and went into my local Kragen Auto Parts store. They had the Innova Model #3100 on sale for $99.00 ( it is regularly $129.00). After spending 1 minutes to unpack the scanner, 1 minute to put the batteries in it, and 1 more minute to hook it up and scan/clear the codes, it is done: My Check Engine Light is off!

    There were two stored codes: 1) PO410, secondary air injection malfunction. 2) PO 140, O2 sensor no activity detected. I got lucky as they were both P0 codes (generic) versus P1(Manufacturer Specific).

    I am not going to keep this handy dandy OBDII scanner in my tool box, this baby is going in my trunk. Next time I "pop a code" I can whip this baby out on the road (not driving of course) LOL, and I will be able to reset my MIL and see if it something serious (provided it is a P0 code).

    If anybody nees an OBDII scanner, head down to your local Kragen and they are on sale. Heck the way these F-Cars trip Check Engine Lights they should include it with the car, LOL.

    Cheers
     
  2. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
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    great find!

    --Dan

    PS: How did you know what codes are what?
     
  3. Ferrari Fanatic

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    For $99.00 it even came with a book. The P "zero" codes are generic and are all listed in the book. The P "one" codes are F-car specific and I have yet to see a list for the 355 (someone Posted the list for a 348 recently).
     
  4. vanimal

    vanimal Formula Junior

    Mar 19, 2003
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    Excellent idea, does anyone here know what a good scanner (software for pc) would be and where to get it in the UK? Also where on a 348 or 360 would the connection be? Sounds like a great tool for checking on system parameters and also for track time.
     

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