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Durametric testing procedure


Harold 348

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Apologies for ignorance, but did a search and did not find a clear instruction as to how to use the Durametric cable. Have just received the cable and want to check out my pesky check engine light problem. Do I have to have the car warmed up and fully operating at runnng temp before I plug the cable/computer to the car or is there a specific procedure involved to get the readings for the Durametric.

Thanks in advance.

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Apologies for ignorance, but did a search and did not find a clear instruction as to how to use the Durametric cable. Have just received the cable and want to check out my pesky check engine light problem. Do I have to have the car warmed up and fully operating at runnng temp before I plug the cable/computer to the car or is there a specific procedure involved to get the readings for the Durametric.

Thanks in advance.

Harold:

There is no need to have the engine running or to have it warmed up to read and to reset a check engine light with the Durametric.

All you have to do is plug the USB cable into a USB port on your computer, plug the other end of the Durametric cable into the OBDII port (under the left side of the dash, just above, forward of, and to the left of your left knee if you are sitting in the driver's seat) and just turn the ignition to "ON", without starting the car.

Then you select your model and year and go from there.

Be sure to make a note of what codes you have before you clear them, although Durametric also keeps a log in one of your computer files for reference.

Regards, Maurice.

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Apologies for ignorance, but did a search and did not find a clear instruction as to how to use the Durametric cable. Have just received the cable and want to check out my pesky check engine light problem. Do I have to have the car warmed up and fully operating at runnng temp before I plug the cable/computer to the car or is there a specific procedure involved to get the readings for the Durametric.

Thanks in advance.

Uh...did you RTFM? :oops:

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  • 2 months later...
Apologies for ignorance, but did a search and did not find a clear instruction as to how to use the Durametric cable. Have just received the cable and want to check out my pesky check engine light problem. Do I have to have the car warmed up and fully operating at runnng temp before I plug the cable/computer to the car or is there a specific procedure involved to get the readings for the Durametric.

Thanks in advance.

Uh...did you RTFM? :oops:

Hmmmmm ... mine didn't come with a manual, at least not a comprehensive one. The install CD only had software itself and VERY basic connect instructions. Is there supposed to be a manual with details on what readings are and what the normal range should be?

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My Durametric only came with the software, cable, and basic connnection instructions (just like pomocanthus). Doesn't it seem ludicrous to have the computer jump to their website for information. I guess they assumed everyone has a wireless connection. So every time I get a fault I have to take the computer from the garage, go in the house, plug in the computer, and actually search on Renntech.

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