check engine with correct scanner?

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  1. tnt4him

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    My check engine light came on, so I scanned to see what my trouble code was. I was shocked that 6 codes came up: 0011, 0002, 0100, 0500, 0020, 0200 I researched each one and found that a lot of them are about open or shorted circuits. However, the car runs fine and being a bit mechanical I know that the car would not run with some of these codes. My question is with the Prius C does it need to be scanned with a special scanner and not the OBDII scanner that I have?

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    it's probably your gas cap. but yes, prius needs a prius aware scanner. what are you using?
     
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    Gas cap code should be a p410/p411, something around those numbers. You can check it with a normal scanner... ask me how I know. :(
     
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    How do I check with the OBDII scanner (the normal scanner)?
     
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    I did have 410 and 411 earlier and replaced the fuel cap. These new ones are all about timing and circuits which leads me to believe my scanner is not reading correctly.
     
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    You plug the OBDII scanner into the OBDII port under the dash.
     
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    thanks.
     
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