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2002 rendezvous how do i reset check engine light? also the service traction light comes on then it will go off by it self any ideas what problem might be

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It is not recommended but you can disconnect the battery for an hour or so and the computer resets itself. If the problem is still there the check engine light will come back on after a short drive. The AWD light comes on when the tires have different pressures. I haven't seen the service traction light for quite some time on mine.

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Buick Rainier 2004-06, Buick Rendezvous 2002-05 w/o (DIC) Driver Information Center
Turn the ignition to ON without starting the engine. Fully press and release the accelerator pedal three time in five seconds. If the CHANGE OIL SOON’ indicator flashes two times, the system is resetting. Turn the key to OFF, then start the vehicle. If the CHANGE OIL SOON indicator comes on and stays on for five seconds, repeat the procedure.
Buick Rainier 2004-05 wI (DIC) Driver Information Center
The DIC display is located on the instrument panel cluster above the steering wheel. The DIG buttons are located on the steering wheel. Press button with the gas pump symbol to display engine oil life. Press button with the arrow symbol to reset engine oil life display.
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