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Old 12-25-2014, 10:06 PM
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Amazes me how people buy $40k Jeeps and not a $16 dongle and software to monitor the engine/diagnostics.
I got a cheap 20 dollar one off amazon so i would know whats up. Works as intended and will give you the general code. Now i have my trinity but still use the cheap scanner for my sisters cars and for friends.

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If I let a check engine light stop me I would never go anywhere in my 2014 JGC. Approx. a dozen recalls, stumbly transmission, oil pressure sensor, dead batteries, it just never stops raining problems... great first year of Jeep 'ownership' (glad I'm leasing)....
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Old 12-25-2014, 10:40 PM
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If I let a check engine light stop me I would never go anywhere in my 2014 JGC. Approx. a dozen recalls, stumbly transmission, oil pressure sensor, dead batteries, it just never stops raining problems... great first year of Jeep 'ownership' (glad I'm leasing)....

Huh? From your little list the only one that might cause a CEL is the oil pressure sensor. In fact the dead battery pretty much guarantees you don't get a CEL.


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Y'know, you're absolutely right. That was an exaggeration.

I should have said that "If I let unexpected issues arising from questionable build quality stop me I would never go anywhere in my 2014 JGC"....
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Amazes me how people buy $40k Jeeps and not a $16 dongle and software to monitor the engine/diagnostics.
Which one are you referring to? I would love to pick up one.
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If it's a yellow CEL, you are probably ok. A red light means stop. Yellow means have it serviced soon. As long as it starts and runs ok, I would just get it taken care of when it's convenient. Plus you can get a transient fault in a sensor. Clear the fault and if it doesn't come back, forget about it. As others have said, get a cheap OBD scanner, make a note of the code, clear the code and see if it comes back right away or later or never.
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If it's a yellow CEL, you are probably ok. A red light means stop. Yellow means have it serviced soon. As long as it starts and runs ok, I would just get it taken care of when it's convenient. Plus you can get a transient fault in a sensor. Clear the fault and if it doesn't come back, forget about it. As others have said, get a cheap OBD scanner, make a note of the code, clear the code and see if it comes back right away or later or never.
Just ordered one off amazon, thanks!

FYI, the light went off by itself and has not turned back on.
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Wasn't so bad when there were knowlegable mechanics around but seems more like what we have today is parts swappers.

Part of the issue is that most people capable of understanding modern cars have a clean, well paying, air conditioned job involving real computers.

This makes a group of hobbyists your best source for real answers. Odd thing is the same is true for computers. OTOH it certainly helps to be able to ask the right question.

ps will find a bunch of dongles at Amazon, I use a mini in my Crossfire because the room is restricted. The Torque Pro ($5) app on my smartphone handles the displays. Only thing to remember is to turn Torque off when not in your car.

pps when in my cars I use a Mountaintek CD mount to hold my phone and connect a charging cord while driving. My Galaxy phone can support BT to the dongle, Uconnect, and my smart watch at the same time. While running the sat-nav and playing music even. (only GC has Uconnect, other cars use a BT enabled radio to do the same. One phone, many cars.)

ppps: nothing cheap about Torque Pro and a good ELM compliant dongle (I like BAFX - plug), proper word is "inexpensive". For me the next step up would be the Autoenginuity system but cannot justfy the cost. Really is not much in the middle though for Windows I like Touchscan.
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