How to Pull Codes on a 2007 Dodge for the Check Engine Light

by Abby Vaun

When your 2007 Dodge's Check Engine" light comes on, there is a simple way to determine the diagnostic trouble codes yourself without the use of a diagnostic scanning tool, saving yourself a trip to a mechanic and possibly saving yourself some money. You might still have to have the Dodge worked on by a mechanic, but at least you can check the trouble codes yourself for free.

Insert the 2007 Dodge's ignition key into the ignition.

Turn your key to the "Acc." (Accessories) position. The Acc. position is the last position when turning your key toward you--opposite of the way you would turn the key when starting your 2007 Dodge.

Turn the key to the "On" position (turning key toward instrument panel, one click away from starting the 2007 Dodge--but do not start the Dodge. If you start the car at any point, you will have to start over.

Turn the key back to the "Acc." position and the On position two more times quickly.

Look for the diagnostic trouble code or codes to appear in the odometer field on your 2007 Dodge's instrument panel.

Tip

  • check Turn the key quickly three times from the "Acc." position to the "On" positon: Acc., On, Acc., On, Acc., On.

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About the Author

After accidentally stumbling into a journalism class at University of North Texas, Abby Vaun has been writing ever since. She honed her skills writing for "The Dallas Morning News" and as a copy editor for Earle Palmer Brown in New York City. From Dallas to New York to L.A., she has enjoyed freelancing for 10 years and expanding her knowledge through her profession.

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