Chevrolet Equinox 2010-2016 Service. Workshop Manual
Chevrolet Equinox 2010-2016 (2.4L/3.0L) Electrical Wiring Diagrams
HOW TO READ THE TROUBLE CODE ON MY CHEVROLET EQUINOX?
In this second section, we’ll focus on exactly what brings you here, which is how to read a trouble code on a Chevrolet Equinox. In order to access this valuable data, you need to get a diagnostic tool, also called OBD 2, named after the connector on your Chevrolet Equinox that you will need to connect to. These diagnostic tools are available for free, you will be able to find some of them in a Bluetooth version that connects to your phone and some standard versions with a reader connected to a socket, in terms of price you can find models between 30 and 100 euros. Once you have bought an OBD2 diagnostic reader, you will need to find the diagnostic connector on your Chevrolet Equinox, it is located on the left side of the steering column at the bottom of your dashboard, behind the sunroof. It is easy to find because it has a triangular shape and 16 pins. All you have to do is connect to a scan tool to read the trouble code for your Chevrolet Equinox.
HOW TO CLEAR A CHEVROLET EQUINOX TROUBLE CODE
Finally, to complete this article, we are going to show you the process of clearing a DTC on your Chevrolet Equinox. After navigating through the menu, you will have access to a list of active trouble codes for your vehicle. However, you will have to ask yourself an important question, is it really beneficial to erase this DTC on a Chevrolet Equinox? In fact, erasing a fault code without solving the problem means closing your eyes to the fact. Also, your Chevrolet Equinox’s computer is configured to accept permissions based on the data it logs, if a significant fault code is present, it will actually change how the engine works to protect it. Therefore, if you clear the DTC, be sure to fix the problem it is associated with. Some OBD diagnostic tools do not allow this. You have a dedicated navigation menu for most diagnostic tools that should allow you to clear this DTC on your Chevrolet Equinox.