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Hello,

2012 Cruze LT owner. 120k miles.

I am trying bypass my check engine light so my automatic (factory) car starter will work.

I've had the check engine light problem fixed by the garage. It was the P0299 Engine Under Boost. However the code keeps appearing. I took it back to the garage and they cannot find the problem. The car runs fine so i'm really not worried about that right now. However i need to get the check engine light off permanently.

I have the tool to reset the codes, however every time i reset its back on the next day. At this point I am just looking for a way to get around the check engine light so i can use my automatic car stater. The factory settings will not let me use the automatic car stater if the check engine light it on.

Anyone know a way around this?

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There are a few possible causes of the P0299 in the Cruze. The wastegate pivot pin is one. A "vacuum" leak that causes a loss of boost is another.

You can find a few threads on the subject with this link:
P0299 Cruzetalk.com
 

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This was the problem and it was fixed. However the light still comes on and disappears as it pleases. That's why i as looking for some kind of bypass for the winter months so i can remote start my car.
 

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Still looking to use my factory automatic car stater remote while the check engine light is on.

I just had my car at the garage to get an oil change and 4 new tires. Along with this i had them check my check engine light which was off at the time. The report they came back with was "Intermittent check engine light same turbo codes for over and under boost. HI story no current. Light was not on when checked"

Two days later the light came back on and once again i cannot use my remote start. The below pictures are ones I took today from my own check engine reader.

It's freezing out again and I would really like any knowledge of bypassing the CEL to use the remote start.

I guess every time it comes on, i can shut it off with my CEL reader, however sometimes it comes on overnight.


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Any help would be greatly appercated.

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Unless you can find someone who can reprogram the ECM, you're not gong to be able to bypass it. You'd be better off fixing it. I understand that the turbo can develop a crack around the wastegate pin that will cause underboost.
 

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So many people work in shops that comment and want to promote business instead of offering shortcuts. There are ways to override any command start with engine light active. So many people tell you to "JUST FIX THE PROBLEM CAUSING ENGINE LIGHT". Sad that no one likes to promote any engine or ignition bypassing if it is only emission issues causing the engine light. I have given up asking strangers on the web because you will always get the same answer. I won't get into details about how to override your command start, cuz I will make the "safety first" guys very sad. But what you need to do is each time before you plan to use your command start, whether it is the night before, (if you plan to remote start in the morning), disconnect then reconnect your battery before going inside for the night and your command will work for first run. Tedious but works.
 

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If the light is coming in, the issue is still NOT fixed. This isn't a hard concept.
So many people work in shops that comment and want to promote business instead of offering shortcuts. There are ways to override any command start with engine light active. So many people tell you to "JUST FIX THE PROBLEM CAUSING ENGINE LIGHT". Sad that no one likes to promote any engine or ignition bypassing if it is only emission issues causing the engine light. I have given up asking strangers on the web because you will always get the same answer. I won't get into details about how to override your command start, cuz I will make the "safety first" guys very sad. But what you need to do is each time before you plan to use your command start, whether it is the night before, (if you plan to remote start in the morning), disconnect then reconnect your battery before going inside for the night and your command will work for first run. Tedious but works.
 

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So many people work in shops that comment and want to promote business instead of offering shortcuts. There are ways to override any command start with engine light active. So many people tell you to "JUST FIX THE PROBLEM CAUSING ENGINE LIGHT". Sad that no one likes to promote any engine or ignition bypassing if it is only emission issues causing the engine light. I have given up asking strangers on the web because you will always get the same answer. I won't get into details about how to override your command start, cuz I will make the "safety first" guys very sad. But what you need to do is each time before you plan to use your command start, whether it is the night before, (if you plan to remote start in the morning), disconnect then reconnect your battery before going inside for the night and your command will work for first run. Tedious but works.
Disconnect the battery? Then your radio is all messed up and everything. He's better off just clearing the code every time he comes home lol. Or, you know, fixing the actual problem
 
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Disconnect the battery? Then your radio is all messed up and everything. He's better off just clearing the code every time he comes home lol. Or, you know, fixing the actual problem
Lol you certainly proved his point. Resolving the “issue” doesn’t always get rid of the mil. Take the 16-18 Sierra’s for example. The manufacturer doesn’t even know what fuel injectors were put into which vehicles. There are 3 possibilities and they all work. If they’re replaced with one of the 3 that isn’t identical the vehicle will perform perfectly as it should but the mil light will not stay off. Manufacturers are far from perfect so no resolving the issue doesn’t always mean the light goes away. There should absolutely be a bypass to get around the OEMs shortcomings.
 

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I wonder if the o/p has the common 1.4 pcv issues?
 

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Just go to a stereo shop that installs remote starters and they can bypass your factory remote starter and you will just have to use your new remote starter and it doesnt care if a check engine light is on or not .
 
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