How Do I Get Check Engine Light Off?


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Ronnie Maye Profile
Ronnie Maye answered
If your vehicle engine light is on it has a code stored in the computer and something in the electronics is malfunctioning. You can remove the battery cable and put it back on after about a minute, or remove the ECM fuse from the fuse panel and put the fuse back in. If there is a problem though, this will not cure it and the light will come back on. You need to take the vehicle to a mechanic and have a scan run on the vehicle to know for sure what the problem is. There is a code stored in the computer of the vehicle.
Karen Henchen Profile
Karen Henchen answered
Good answer bwtsrl - If the light does stay on after trying those things, there is no way to avoid getting it fixed before passing inspection. Even if you "know someone" that works at a shop, there is nothing they can do to bypass it, everything is computer generated now. Unfortunately, the most common cause of the check engine light coming on would be a sensor of some kind, and they can be pricey. Oh! One other thing that it could be - with newer cars, they can detect if your gas cap is not sealed tightly enough, check that before trying the battery, etc. Good luck with it!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Go to autozone

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