Reading and Clearing Fault Codes on Lexus

Lexus Read & Clear Fault Codes

Is your Check Engine Light illuminating your Lexus? Learn how to troubleshoot the faulty code and clear it using an OBD-II Scanner.

What you will need


The procedure is the same regardless of the scanner being used. Codes from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) can be read with a basic scanner. Codes from the transmission, airbag, anti-lock brakes, and traction control, require a multi-system scanner.


  1. Locate the OBD connector under the dashboard on the driver’s side. OBD port
  2. Connect your OBDII reader to the OBD connectorScanner Connected
  3. Turn your key in the ignition with two clicks.2 click ignition On vehicles with Start/Stop, press the button twice without touching the brake pedal. Push Start Ignition
  4. Allow the scanner to power on and select your Lexus model. Scanner Lexus Model
  5. Select Auto Scan or Full System Scan to read fault codes from all the modules. Or select Control Units to pick the system you want to diagnose. Scanning
  6. Select Read Fault codes. A list of fault codes will be displayed on the scanner. Reading Codes

Codes that show up as PRESENT or CURRENT need to be addressed.

Codes that show STORED or PAST or HISTORY mean that they existed in the past but are not currently an issue. They can help you troubleshoot challenging problems.

We hope you find the Lexus Read & Clear 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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