The Pontiac Vibe was a sports wagon manufactured by the General Motors Company. The Vibe was discontinued in 2010 when General Motors dropped all Pontiac vehicles. If you own a Pontiac Vibe, it comes equipped with an OBD-II built-in computer. This computer will detect any trouble with the vehicle's systems and trigger dash lights as necessary to let you know there's an issue. A diagnosis using the OBD-II diagnostic tool will give you a code that can be matched in your owner's manual, thus making troubleshooting the specific problem with your Pontiac Vibe much easier.
Things You'll Need
- Owner's manual
- OBD-II diagnostic scanner
Remove the fuse box cover on the driver's side of the dashboard, by gently pulling up. Locate the multiple-pin port on the fuse box and plug the diagnostic tool directly into the port. Turn your Vibe's ignition switch to the "On" position.
Start the OBD-II diagnostic scanner by powering it to the "On" position. Wait for it to download any trouble codes.
Unplug the tool from the multiple-pin port carefully. Close the fuse box cover on the Vibe. Scroll down on the diagnostic tool menu and choose the "Retrieve" option. The OBD-II reader will report any codes stored in the computer that are causing your Vibe issues.
Reference all codes that you have downloaded in the previous step to the owner's manual troubleshooting codes for your Pontiac Vibe.
Tips & Warnings
- Take your codes to a dealership or local parts store if no owner's manual is available for more information on what these codes mean for your vehicle.
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