Question about 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
How do I reset an engine light, new thermostat on it, light still on. Any Service engine light on VW Jetts. This is my grandaughters 1st car, shes only had it since Sept. this year we are unedecated with this.
Hello, if you have your owners manual look inside of it for the location of your engine compartment fuse box location,read and find the auto computer fuse disconnect it for a few minutes this should clear the engine check light codes re insert the fuse and turn your car on
check the owners manual to find the proper fuse location
hope this help
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
I am never too keen on disconnecting the computer as sometimes it can be more of a headache than it was to have the light on.
Keep in mind that not all vehicles will have the following issues.
For example: when resetting the computer myself on my 1997 F-150, my truck "forgot" how to run. I have done this twice now, so, I know with my particular truck it is not a fluke. My truck would turn off on me every time I took my foot off of the gas pedal. I almost wrecked one time when it did this to me in the middle of a turn (I learned quickly how much power steering helps!).
On some vehicles, if the radio has a "security" feature, you may have to re-enter the security code particular to that radio. So, if you don't have that code, you would have a useless radio.
Again, this is not even with the majority of the vehicles on the road, but, these are reasons why I just simply do my best not to reset the computer by pulling the fuse or disconnecting the battery: I'd just rather not find out!!!
So, how to reset the light? Supposedly, here in GA, it is illegal for AutoZone and stores of the like to turn the light off for you (unless you "know" the right people). Since you may not be like me (knowing plenty of people in the automotive industry who will turn the light off for me), you may want to purchase a scanner for yourself. They average $100, however, they work with a great variety of vehicles, you are not at the mercy of an auto mechanic trying to squeeze every last dime out of you by charging $50 just to hook your car up to the computer scanner, AND you can turn the check engine light off yourself.
Disclaimer: Know the problem you are dealing with and fix the probelm BEFORE turning off the light. Turning off sensor lights DOES NOT fix problems!
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
How do i reset the braian of my 2002 voltswagon jetta 2.0. Because my husband took out the battery of my car an then put it back in backwords, lol, so now my car will not shift. What do i do?
Posted on Jan 28, 2013
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