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Ways to clear fault codes for my 2009 sv6 ve

Can it be done without a scan tool

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Pauli1sv6

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Is it possible to clear fault codes manually without a scan tool or mechanic in my ve.
 

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Sometimes disconnecting the battery for an extended time might remove the check engine light
But this is only a cover up really because the fault code will still exist and the check engine light will still pop up again until the fault has been fixed.
 

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Just get a Bluetooth obdii unit for $30 on eBay. You can clear the fault and you also have something to read any future faults you get. Even cheaper ones then $30 I think
 

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It is only able to be cleared using an OBD2 device with that feature.
 

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Is it possible to clear fault codes manually without a scan tool
Check Engine fault code - no. EOBD rules say that an emission-related fault code can only be cleared with a compatible scan tool, or through the car's own self-diagnostic mode.
Other system fault code - depends. There are no rules as such and some systems can be deleted by battery removal.

As others have mentioned, the fault code is present because there's a problem. Deleting the code only restarts the car's self-checking procedure, and the code will reappear once the fault is detected again.
 

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Just get a Bluetooth obdii unit for $30 on eBay. You can clear the fault and you also have something to read any future faults you get. Even cheaper ones then $30 I think
 

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Is there a specific type to get say if the engine doesn't start because the computer is still in limp mode.
 

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Check Engine fault code - no. EOBD rules say that an emission-related fault code can only be cleared with a compatible scan tool, or through the car's own self-diagnostic mode.
Other system fault code - depends. There are no rules as such and some systems can be deleted by battery removal.

As others have mentioned, the fault code is present because there's a problem. Deleting the code only restarts the car's self-checking procedure, and the code will reappear once the fault is detected again.
 

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The old engine the right bank timing chain jumped bending 6 inlet valves (right bank) replaced the engine that starts but doesn't keep running with petrol soaked rag in the through of the throttle body , been told that some Bluetooth scanning devices only work with the engine running, is any models you can suggest to Diogenos and clear fault codes.
 

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