Question about 2001 Kia Spectra
I just got my car serviced and
it is running fine but the check engine light is on, how do i turn it off?
Hi there... You can turn the check engine light off by disconnecting the battery for 1-2 minutes and then reconnecting it. The only thing is that if there is a problem, the check engine light will not turn off. Your best course of action for this is to take it somewhere like autozone and have the vehicle scanned for codes to find out what is wrong. When they scan it they can also erase the codes but then again if there is a problem the light will come back on until the problem is repaired. Have the vehicle scanned and post the codes. We can help you from there. Hope this helps you out
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
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Posted on Feb 02, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem with my G35 05 after i forgot to close the cap, Usually the car will run for about 100 miles or so before the light goes away, but you can also, reset the ECU by checking this site http://www.6mt.net/forum/performance-mods/2833-easy-ecu-reset-procedures.html
Or what i did was pulling the fuses marked "Eng cont/inj, there is a 15A under the hood, in the fusebox near the battery, and a 10A in the driver-side interior fusebox - pull both. (As someone suggested in the same thread)it worked.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
yes...they do program the computers to come on or give a "service engine soon" light so that you will bring them back into the dealership....if you have access to an obd2 diag tool you can reset the codes yourself
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
SOURCE: engine check light is on
Any time you have a check light or any other lights. You have a possible system failure,and need to have it checked for a possible code,then diagnosed and repaired.
If you have inspection in your state,it will fail
Not to be hurtfull,but,these sort of lights have been on most all vehicles for 30 years.
There is no reason, anyone owning a vehicle, shouldn't have an owners manual,and be aware of the vehicles operation,as far as check lights.
This was brought about 30 years ago,in the US at least,as part of a program, to reduce exhaust emissions.
Posted on Oct 14, 2010
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