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.

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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.

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