is there a way to read the code for a check engine light with out taking it to a shop

Asked by Mar 23, 2007 at 08:26 AM about the 2005 Nissan Altima

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is there a way to read why a check engine light is on or what the error is without taking it to the shop.

1 Answer

13,960

Hello viper62-- There is no way to read those codes without taking your 2005 Nissan Altima to the shop unless you have the necessary equipment to do the reading for you. I just read an interesting article in Scientific American about that. Here is a link to it and I think you will enjoy reading it-- http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=11&articleID=5B995A90-E7F2-99DF-3A1AD445A6C26471. Good luck from Bovan.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Flashing Check engine light 4 answers

    check engine light comes on occassionally and flashes off and on sometimes at idle and sometimes when accelerating. No trouble codes present, just code 55 stating everything is ok. What could be the p...

    1995 Nissan Altima

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • service engine soon warning 1 answer

    The same day I picked up my car from the repair shop the "service engine soon" light came on. The distributor rotor was broken so they removed and replaced the distributor cap, changed oil and spark...

    2001 Nissan Altima SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Scanner test for transmission 1 answer

    My check engine light is NOT coming on, but I feel there's something wrong with my transmission. Could a scan test read any code in this case? Is there any hidden code stored? A transmission shop ...

    2004 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car completely losing power while driving 20 answers

    While driving I lose all power. No warning lights, no check engine. Outside lights go off as well. Sometimes it turns itself back on quickly, others I have to restart the car. Was happening when slowi...

    2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Check engine light on but no code. 1997 Nissan maxima 1 answer

    Check engine on but no code.

    1997 Nissan Maxima

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Nissan Altima Questions

Nissan Altima Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,830
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,160
#3 Cassie Sapphire
Cassie Sapphire
Reputation 590
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Maxima
499 Great Deals out of 25,223 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
1,258 Great Deals out of 78,204 listings starting at $969
Used Toyota Camry
1,524 Great Deals out of 101,099 listings starting at $700
Used Honda Civic
1,177 Great Deals out of 66,805 listings starting at $695
Used Nissan Sentra
771 Great Deals out of 52,990 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Corolla
1,397 Great Deals out of 69,170 listings starting at $988
Used Hyundai Sonata
968 Great Deals out of 49,789 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,160 Great Deals out of 80,222 listings starting at $2,495
Used Kia Optima
564 Great Deals out of 30,142 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Fusion
1,274 Great Deals out of 73,509 listings starting at $1,295
Used Dodge Charger
535 Great Deals out of 29,304 listings starting at $2,343
Used Chevrolet Impala
998 Great Deals out of 36,594 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Murano
505 Great Deals out of 22,337 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Altima For Sale
30,595 listings starting at $14,960
2016 Nissan Altima For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 19,262 listings starting at $12,900
2015 Nissan Altima For Sale
461 Great Deals out of 10,337 listings starting at $8,500
2014 Nissan Altima For Sale
216 Great Deals out of 5,540 listings starting at $6,995
2013 Nissan Altima For Sale
271 Great Deals out of 5,972 listings starting at $4,500