new car computer codes question

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Old 07-27-07, 08:52 PM
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new car computer codes question

Got a new Nissan Sentra. I just realized there are a million sensors on it that end up with some kind of alert light if something's amiss. To deal with it, you need to go to the dealer, let them read the computer codes, correct the problem, and then reset the monitor.

Not all things that result in an alert are serious problems. I was wondering if there's any kind of after-market device which enables owners to read the fault codes and tell what's wrong, and, if not too serious a problem, reset the monitor after correcting the fault.

Guess what I'm asking, in the case of minor problems, is there any way to beat the "take it to the dealer" game?
 
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Old 07-27-07, 08:54 PM
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Autozone type stores will read your trouble codes for free.

They just hook up a OBDII scan tool to your diagnostic port.
 
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