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How do I reset a check engine light for a 2005 Pontiac Sunbird?

My RMP and speedometer quit working today and the check engine light came on. I have an appointment for Friday morning to have the problem fixed. Does anyone know how to reset the check engine light so it goes off?

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If you want to get the light to go off you need to repair the problem that is causing it to come on. When the light is on the computer within the car has sensed a component it monitors to be out of a specified range.When this happens it turns the light on and sets a trouble code that can be read with a scan tool. So if the problem goes away because of a repair or other issue so does the light.

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    Disconnecting the battery will only keep the light off until the computer does it's first system scan seconds after it goes into closed loop.If the condition is still there the light will be right back on again. You need to fix the condition and the light will take care of itself.

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Disconn batttery for half an hour ..actually should only take 5 minutes but stay powered down longer...good luck

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