We propose and demonstrate a simple and low-cost uplink transmission scheme for coherent optical code-division multiple access (OCDMA) passive optical networks (PONs), using gain-switched Fabry-Perot (GS-FP) lasers with external injection as local light sources at optical network units. Experimental results based on the two-user 1.25-Gb/s OCDMA system confirm the feasibility of this scheme. The system performance is compared with that of the OCDMA system using a conventional mode-locked laser (MLL). The auto-correlation peak to the maximum wing level (P/W) ratio is also given as the central wavelength of the GS-FP laser varies. The present low-cost scheme is highly preferable for OCDMA PON applications.