How To Read Dodge Check Engine Light Without a Code Reader

By | June 22, 2018

How To Read Dodge Check Engine Light Without a Code Reader
Having an OBD2 scan tool is useful in many situations when an engine light comes on.
 
But what if you dont have a scan tool and need to know the code?
 
Many vehicles has a built-in diagnostic that will give the code as I recently found out with Dodge cars and trucks.
 
I haven’t tried this on all Dodge cars and trucks but it certainly worked for me on a 2001 Dakota, and many others have stated this method has worked for them.
 




 
The steps are easy with the key simply needing to be cycled on and off three times.
 
How To Read Dodge Check Engine Light Without a Code Reader
 
1… Cycle the Key from OFF to ON three times.
Read Dodge Check Engine Light Without a Code Reader
 
2… The last cycle the key should be in the ON position.
 
3… It will give the code in the odometer LCD window on the dashboard.
How To Read Dodge Check Engine Light Without a Code Reader OBD2 Tool
 
4… The code will show for only a moment than flash P-done before going back to normal.
DIY How To Read Dodge Check Engine Light Without a Code Reader Self
 
Simply Google the code and the problem with your Dodge can be found.
 
If you miss the code since it does flash quickly simply repeat the steps.
 
Hopefully this helps if you have a Dodge and dont have a OBD2 scan tool to see what the code is.
 
If this works with your Dodge let us know in the comments below.
 


 




 

10 thoughts on “How To Read Dodge Check Engine Light Without a Code Reader

  1. R. Alward

    Does not work on 2014 Ram 1500. It turns on the engine symbol but does not give the codes.

    Reply
  2. Kristen Thomas

    Worked on my 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. Thank you, sincerely!

    Reply
  3. Re-Peters

    Doesn’t do anything. Tried over a dozen times. I can pull C codes by holding the trip button in and turning on the key & releasing the button, but the 3 times off – on does nothing.

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  4. Jessica

    It worked once and I wasn’t prepared for several codes and now I can’t get it to work again?!?! It just does ———— and –done–

    Reply
  5. Jim Bleakley

    Yes, this did work for me on my 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan.

    Reply

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