See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
On all 1995-97 vehicles, you can access the DTC's in two ways, listed as follows:
On 1998-99 vehicles, the only way to retrieve DTC's is by using a DRB® or equivalent scan tool.
Keep in mind that DTC's are the result of a system or circuit failure, but may not directly identify the failed component(s).
READING DTC'S USING A SCAN TOOL
- Connect Chrysler's Diagnostic Readout Box (DRB) or equivalent scan tool to the data link (diagnostic) connector. This connector is located at the lower edge of the instrument panel, near the steering column.
Always make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions when using a scan tool.
- Turn the ignition switch ON , and access the Read Fault screen with the scan tool.
- Record all of the DTC's and freeze frame information shown on the scan tool.
READING CODES USING MIL (CHECK ENGINE) LAMP
Be advised that the MIL or CHECK ENGINE light can only perform a limited number of functions and it is a good idea to have the system checked with a scan tool to double check the circuit function.
- Within a period of 5 seconds, cycle the ignition key ON - OFF - ON - OFF - ON .
- Count the number of times the MIL (check engine lamp) on the instrument panel flashes on and off.
The number of flashes represents the trouble code. There is a short pause between the flashes representing the 1st and 2nd digits of the code. Longer pauses are used to separate individual 2-digit trouble codes.
An example of a flashed DTC is as follows: