My wife's 2000 Accent (27000 miles, manual trans.) started running
rough and giving her an intermittent check engine light. She brought it
home and parked it. I didn't get a chance to look at it for about 4-5
days. I tried to start it and while the engine would crank, I couldn't
get it to fire. I tried connecting my OBDII code reader
(http://www.otctools.com/newcatalog/detail.php3?id )5) and got an error
message (no useable code). Also, I noticed that when I turned the key to
the run position, the check engine light remains dark (other indicator
lights come on). I took a look under the hood and couldn't find anything
obvious amiss. Since I wasn't able to get a code out of the computer, I
tried disconnecting the battery for 15 minutes to see if things would
reset. Still no joy. So my questions are:
1. I've read other postings where people weren't able to read an OBD code
from Hyundais. Is there some special magic I should know to get a code?
2. Is it normal for the CEL to be dark when the ignition is on but the
car isn't running? I wouldn't think so, but you never know...
3. Does anyone have any helpful suggestions for what to look at next?
The car is still under the 5year/60K mile warranty but if it's something
simple like a popped fuse keeping the computer from getting power, I'd
like to save the aggravation of a tow and having the car out of
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