I have a 2001 Grand Prix, I want to use the paper clip method to get the flash code, which two positions do you use in the socket

Asked by Sep 08, 2014 at 11:10 AM about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I found info somewhere that said to use the A&B but this car has numbers.

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Your 2001 has OBDII with a DTC port (Diagnostic trouble code) port, is there a reason you don't want to use that?

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Flash out codes on an OBD2 system is not really accurate, just go to an autozone or Similar part store they can test it for you and it's free.

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With the price of OBD scanners less than $100, anyone with a 10 year old car should really have one along with a set of wrenches and screwdrivers!

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You can't. Your 2001 model, as others have pointed out, is OBD II. The paper clip method only works on OBD I (1982 thru '95 models) systems. Most auto parts stores will scan the computer for free. HTH. -Jim

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