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Can I check the engine light myself?

I have a 2003 Volkswagen Beetle, and I wanted to reset my engine light. I'm from Canada and I don't think we have Autozone here. So i was wondering if there was any way I could do this myself? Or if anyone had any other suggestions.

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  • fair2 Jan 21, 2009

    Thanks, I'll try that!

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Disconnect one of the battery terminals for about 10 to 15 seconds, this should reset the computor.

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  • Richard Delahant Jan 21, 2009

    If the light still comes on, there is a code stored in the computor, then you will have to take it to a garage to have a scanner put on it.

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HI you can go to canadian tire or some auto store and buy a scanner for about 100.00 and easy to do I HAVEa 2003 beetle conv. do mine 3 or 3 times a year

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