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Information
Emissions Testing
Testing of Readiness Codes
Testing of Readiness Codes
The readiness codes are erased when the 12 volt
battery is disconnected, and set again only after
several days of driving under a variety of conditions.
If a testing facility determines that the readiness
codes are not set, you may be requested to return
at a later date to complete the test.
If the testing facility determines the readiness codes
are still not set, see a dealer.
Your vehicle uses ?readiness codes,? as part of it?s onboard self diagnostic system.
Some States refer to these codes during testing to see if your vehicle?s emissions
components are working properly.
The codes may not be read if you go through the testing just after the battery has
gone dead or been disconnected.
To check if they are set, turn the ignition switch to ON
II
, without starting the
engine. The malfunction indicator lamp will come on for several seconds. If it then
goes off, the readiness codes are set. If it blinks five times, the readiness codes are
not set.
If you are required to have your vehicle tested before the readiness codes are ready,
prepare the vehicle for retesting by doing the following:
Fill the gas tank to approximately 3/4 full.1.
Park the vehicle and leave the engine off for 6 hours or more.2.
Make sure the ambient temperature is between 40 F and 95 F (4 C and 35 3.
C).
Start the engine without touching the accelerator pedal, and let it idle for 20 4.
seconds.
Keep the vehicle in
5.
P
(automatic transmission) or
N
(manual transmission).
Increase the engine speed to 2,000 rpm, and hold it there for about 3 minutes.
Let the engine idle with your foot off the accelerator for 20 seconds.6.
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2011 Honda CR Z Owners Manual Summary of Content

317InformationEmissions TestingTesting of Readiness Codes Testing of Readiness CodesThe readiness codes are erased when the 12 volt battery is disconnected, and set again only after several days of driving under a variety of conditions.If a testing facility determines that the readiness codes are not set, you may be requested to return at a later date to complete the test.If the testing facility determines the readiness codes are still not set, see a dealer.Your vehicle uses readiness codes, as part of its onboard self diagnostic system. Some States refer to these codes during testing to see if your vehicles emissions components are working properly. The codes may not be read if you go through the testing just after the battery has gone dead or been disconnected.To check if they are set, turn the ignition switch to ON II, without starting the engine. The malfunction indicator lamp will come on for several seconds. If it then goes off, the readiness codes are set. If it blinks five times, the readiness codes are not set.If you are required to have your vehicle tested before the readiness codes are ready, prepare the vehicle for retesting by doing the following:Fill the gas tank to approximately 3/4 full.1. Park the vehicle and leave the engine off for 6 hours or more.2. Make sure the ambient temperature is between 40 F and 95 F (4 C and 35 3. C).Start the engine without touching the accelerator pedal, and let it idle for 20 4. seconds.Keep the vehicle in 5. P (automatic transmission) or N (manual transmission). Increase the engine speed to 2,000 rpm, and hold it there for about 3 minutes.Let the engine idle with your foot off the accelerator for 20 seconds.6. continued31SZT600book.indb 317 2010/04/28 13:44:542011 CR-Z