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Paperclip Test & Pedal Trick
05. Sep 2007 at 21:04
 
Rather than pay a garage to read your engine fault codes, most engine ECUs can be read for free!

Petrol engines
2.0/2.5/3.0 Paperclip test
2.6/3.2       Pedal trick
2.2             Code reader required..But try pedal trick, it *may* work if you are lucky

Diesel engines
2.5 TD        Paperclip test (some only, else code reader)
2.2 DTi       Code reader required


Those needing a code reader or more advanced diagnostics performed, see http://theboy.omegaowners.com


Paperclip test

Please note: 2.0l will not work if engine running.

Open fusebox under steering wheel.  Straighten a paperclip, and insert as shown
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Turn on ignition, and count the flashes of the EML.  Easiest way to describe is to watch this video...

http://images.omegaowners.com/images/guides/paperclip_test/paperclip.html

Note: On a v6, if the engine isn't running, it is normal to get a 31.  On a v6, you can do test again with engine running.

Note: Systems using 2 digit codes (2.5/3.0 and earlier 2.0), the system flashes a 1-2 (12) 3 times to indicate start of sequence. Systems using 4 digit codes (later 2.0l), there is no start of sequence - it starts flashing out fault codes (if any) immediately.


Pedal Trick

Foot on brake, gas pedal to the floor.
Turn on ignition to position II (do not fire the engine in position III)
When dash lights go out the yellow light car symbol with a spanner through it should flash.
4 sets of flashes/numbers pause and so on.
10 flashes is zero.
Constant flashing no codes.

Video is here (thanks to chrisgixer Thumbs Up!):
http://images.omegaowners.com/images/guides/paperclip_test/pedaltrick.html

and shows
10 3 10 10    =0300    random miss fire
10 3 10 2     =0302     miss fire on cyl 2              
10 3 10 3     =0303     miss fire on cyl 3
you get the idea...
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