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

by Abby Vaun
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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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

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