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Lexus Read & Clear Check Engine Light Fault Codes

Is the Check Engine Light illuminating on your Lexus dashboard? Learn how to fix the problem by reading and clearing the fault codes using an OBD-II Scanner.

What you will need


The YOUCANIC Full System Scanner can read and clear fault codes through every control module of a Lexus vehicle.


  1. Turn on the ignition, but do not start the engine. If your Lexus has START/STOP button, press it without pressing the brake pedal. Turning Ignition
  2. Connect the OBDII scanner to your vehicle’s diagnostic port located under the dashboard driver’s side. Connecting OBD scanner
  3. Press enter to connect to the onboard diagnostic system. Select OBD-II from the main menu. Scroll down to Read Codes / Fault Codes.
    003033601 (1)
  4. If all codes show as STORED, go back and Clear Fault Codes. If the check engine light persists after clearing the code, take note of the displayed codes and search for the meaning of the codes.

Reading and clearing check engine codes on a Lexus vehicle is easy. This procedure works on all 1996 Lexus vehicles. Fault codes should only be cleared after addressing all the fault codes stored in the Engine Control Unit.

We hope you find the Lexus Read & Clear Check Engine Light Fault Codes guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Lexus.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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