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Hey all,
I know on some cars, you can get a flashing read-out from the OBC by playing a game and jumpering terminals in the connector, and hooking up a light/LED... Is this possible with the '01 flavor of golf/GTI?
Or, is there some special game that you can play with the Climate Control to view these faults?
thanks for any help...
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Re: Do I really need some expensive tool to figure out the CEL faults??? (MrVrSix)

'95 and older is OBD-I. You could do flash codes. They wouldn't tell you anything very specific tho.
'96 and newer is OBD-II. You need a tool. You get codes that are really specific about what the problem is but there are so many different ones it would be rough to read with flash codes, so I'm guessing that's why they didn't do flash codes anymore.
 

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Re: Do I really need some expensive tool to figure out the CEL faults??? (SequoiaGLX)

Or you can just go to the local VW stealership and ask them to scan it for you. One of them in the Twin Cities has scanned mine 5 times now, never charged me a penny.
 
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