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P0128 CODE & CAN NOT RESET CHECK ENGINE LIGHT

I HAVE 02 S40 AND HAVE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. MY GENERIC SCAN TOO INDICATES THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH ECT OR THERMOSTAT. SO I WENT AHEAD AND REPLACED THOSE 2 COMPONENT AND TRAY TO RESET THE CODE WITH MY OTC SACN TOOL. IT WOULD NOT RESET THE LIGHT. I COULD READ IT, BUT IT WOULD NOT CLEAR THE CODE. I ALSO TRY TO RESET IT BY REMOVING THE NEGATIVE CABLE FOR ABOUT 10 MIN, BUT STILL IT WOULD NOT RESET. THE ODD THING IS THAT THE READINESS CODE SHOULD BE EARSED WHEN I REMOVED THE CABLE, BUT IT'S THE SAME. DO I HAVE ANOTHER ISSUE??? DO I NEED TO TAKE IT TO VOLVO TO HAVE THEM RESET IT? ANY INFO WOULD BE HELPFUL.

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