Your Alpine Cabriolet engine control system detects a problem, the computer stores the diagnostic trouble
code P2518 in its memory.
To figure out what is wrong with your vehicle you must first extract the P2518 DTC For Alpine Cabriolet.
On 1999 and later P2518 Alpine Cabriolet engines, the instrument cluster has a built-in self-diagnostic mode that can be accessed by pressing and holding the instrument cluster SELECT/RESET button. Insert the ignition key and turn to the RUN position (but don't crank or start engine). Continue to press and hold the SELECT/RESET button (for 5 seconds) until the word TEST is displayed by the odometer. Release the SELECT/RESET button within three seconds after the word TEST is displayed to begin the self-diagnostic mode.
P2518 Alpine Cabriolet DTC Meaning
Powertrain Code - Problem is related engine, transmission and emissions systems.
MFG - Manufacturer Specific
Auxiliary Emission Controls
IC Circuit High Voltage
Park/Neutral Postion (PNP) Switch Circuit Engine Torque Signal Circuit
OBD P2518 Alpine Cabriolet code and tailpipe testing are two different approaches to identify vehicles in need of repair. The OBD system looks for broken or malfunctioning emissions control components and P2518, while tailpipe tests sample a vehicle's exhaust to see if it is above or below certain prescribed limits. Given the robust nature of today's emissions control components, it is entirely possible for an individual component to P2518 DTC For Alpine Cabriolet malfunction without leading to an immediate increase in emissions at the tailpipe. In such cases, other components (like the catalyst) can temporarily compensate for the part that is broken however, these other components can only do double duty for so long before they, too, begin to malfunction. In addition, OBD also monitors for P2518 DTC For Alpine Cabriolet and other malfunctions in the fuel system problems that traditional tailpipe tests were not designed to identify. Most state and local areas also include a gas cap pressure test as part of an emission inspection.