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Ok so I have an 07 Mazda 6i with 43,000 miles on it. Got in my car this morning turned it on and there it was staring me in the face the CEL. I drove to work and the car seemed to ride as normal. Any ideas on what could be wrong? I know it can be 10,000 things but maybe I'll get lucky. Any ideas? Thanks!
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1. Check the gas cap. Make sure it's as tight as it can get.
2. Go to a local auto parts store (Autozone, Advanced Auto, NAPA, etc.) and borrow a scanner that is CAN-compatible. Follow the instructions, and it should give you a code that's causing the CEL. Check back when you have the code.


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1. Check the gas cap. Make sure it's as tight as it can get.
2. Go to a local auto parts store (Autozone, Advanced Auto, NAPA, etc.) and borrow a scanner that is CAN-compatible. Follow the instructions, and it should give you a code that's causing the CEL. Check back when you have the code.[/b]
When I go to AutoZone what do you mean by borrow a scanner? They will let me borrow it or I'll have to pay them to run the scan? Thanks for reply.
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When I go to AutoZone what do you mean by borrow a scanner? They will let me borrow it or I'll have to pay them to run the scan? Thanks for reply.[/b]
You may have to give them your license to hold while you have the scanner, but they usually don&#39;t charge for the <5 minutes you&#39;ll be using it.


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You may have to give them your license to hold while you have the scanner, but they usually don&#39;t charge for the <5 minutes you&#39;ll be using it.[/b]
Does the scanner hook up to the info port under the steering wheel?
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Does the scanner hook up to the info port under the steering wheel?[/b]
Yes it does.


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QUOTE (Mz6GreyGhost @ Jul 28 2009, 10:41 AM)
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Yes it does.[/b]
Alright awesome thanks for the quick reply it&#39;s much appreciated. I&#39;m at work until 4 PM EST so I&#39;ll be back a bit later with the CEL code. I&#39;m assuming the scanner has a screen built onto it to read the code out to you once it has finished the scan?
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Alright awesome thanks for the quick reply it&#39;s much appreciated. I&#39;m at work until 4 PM EST so I&#39;ll be back a bit later with the CEL code. I&#39;m assuming the scanner has a screen built onto it to read the code out to you once it has finished the scan?[/b]
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QUOTE (Mz6GreyGhost @ Jul 28 2009, 10:47 AM)
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See post 6. [/b]
You&#39;re the man, much appreciated. Check back in later today after work with the code.
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