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Is there a FAQ or thread on how to pull codes on these 2nd gen Outbacks? Is this even possible without a scanner? I could not find anything in the search.
 

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i believe all automobiles '96 and above have an ODBII port.

my vehicles have the port under the steering wheel somewhere.

i have a bluetooth ODBII reader that i got from amazon and it is paired with my old droidX running the free version of torque.

my '88 4runner doesn't have the ODBII port... i have to use a paperclip to jump the diagnostic port and then count blinky lights on the dash :)

to answer your question... i believe you will need some type of reader.

joel
 

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2006 2.5i and 2002 3.0 wagons.
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Any autoparts store here in the US will read codes for free.
 

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Any autoparts store here in the US will read codes for free.
With exception of Auto Zone in all of California. Enough lawsuits against them "diagnosing" vehicles improperly led to legislation banning them from checking the MIL.

Hopefully it will get to that here in TX. They use it as an opportunity to sell parts regardless if they are wrong or not. Just today, a guy comes in for install of a radiator, cam sensor and belts on his Buick 3.1. Auto Zone confirmed the engine overheating was due to a bad radiator. Didn't sell a thermostat and there was nothing wrong with his radiator. His engine block was full of coolant.
 
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