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How do you set the service engine soon light on a 97 Ford Thunderbird?

My husband serviced the car but we do not know how to reset the light.

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The light can only be reset with a OBD2 Diagnostic tool. You can run by your local Advance Auto/Autozone and they will do that for you usually free of charge.
Hope this helps
Sincerely
Roger

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