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code 12?

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#1 nutt7


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Posted 13 May 2004 - 12:50 PM

86 turbo wagon-

I pulled my codes due to the ECS light which sometimes makes a brief appearance on startup, and I got a code 12. Haynes says its the starter switch staying closed, I think. What exactly is a starter switch (what does it do)? where is it and how can I check it?

I am pretty sure it is not referring to the ignition switch...that doesnt make sense, and if that stayed closed, my car would not start, right? could it be that neutral switch or whatever that thing is? it says I have one on my 5spd...I dont know its purpose.


#2 stephenw22


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Posted 13 May 2004 - 01:05 PM

As far as I know, that's a code that you get from starting the motor. My '85 has had code 12 for years with no problems.

#3 WJM



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Posted 13 May 2004 - 07:14 PM

There is a pair of green connectors connected under the foot dash pannel. unplug that one pair. It will go away. Also, on my GL-10, it will cycle the fuel pump with the ignition on every 2-3 seconds...On...off....on....off...like so. Thats with the connectors connected. W/out...i turn it on, and it primes up...then it just sits. No ECS code after driving a while.

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