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Advice about removing check engine lights

Disconnecting the battery for one minute will erase the code and reset the light.
If the light was caused by a loose gas cap,it will not come on again unless the problem is still there .
If the light does come back on ,run a diagnostic scan to determine what the cause is.
The maintainance required light is different,that one to reset involves holding in the trip odometer button and while keeping it pushed,turn on the ignition to the last position before "start".in a couple seconds the light will flash and about ten seconds later the maintainance required light will go out.
Turn off the ignition and it is reset.

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