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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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Just bought a used 2005 freestyle, drove it for a couple of

Customer Question

just bought a used 2005 freestyle, drove it for a couple of days and the check engine light came on. My OBD reader does not power on when I plug it in but there is power to the cigarette lighter
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: stays on
JA: Are you fixing your Freestyle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: just happened tonight so I am trying to determine why the odb won't read
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 5 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.

A lot of times this is a compatibility issue between the reader and the vehicle. Can you run your vehicle by a parts store and have them check codes to see if their scanner will communicatE?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I paid $28 for that?
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 5 months ago.

Did that not solve your issue?