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How To Bring Up Error Codes On a 1997 Civic

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Does anyone know if there is a way to bring up error codes on a 1997 Civic without needing a code scanner? I have a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country and I can get error codes just by turning the key "on-off, on-off, on" within 5 seconds and the codes are displayed on the digital odometer. Very convenient.
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I'm going to assume it's the same as my Integra. You have to look above the ECU (Passenger side kick panel on the right floor), and there should be a 2 pin female connector shoved into rubber block that just holds it there. Just yank that out and jump it with a paperclip. Then turn your ignition to the ON position and the CEL will blink 1 time, and then blink the code. Long blink = 10, short blink = 1. So for example, long-long-short = 21. If you search online for a list of the codes, you'll be all set (And double check the method I mentioned)
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I'm going to assume it's the same as my Integra. You have to look above the ECU (Passenger side kick panel on the right floor), and there should be a 2 pin female connector shoved into rubber block that just holds it there. Just yank that out and jump it with a paperclip. Then turn your ignition to the ON position and the CEL will blink 1 time, and then blink the code. Long blink = 10, short blink = 1. So for example, long-long-short = 21. If you search online for a list of the codes, you'll be all set (And double check the method I mentioned)

Does the kick panel have to be removed? What are the ECU and CEL?
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