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Check engine light

The check engine light is on and want to know if it is because oil change is due and how to get it to turn off

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  • Mark Chaney
    Mark Chaney May 11, 2010

    cHECK ENG IS NOT DUE TO OIL CHANGE.. THE SERV LIGHT IS WHAT IS USED FOR THAT..

    IS CHECK ENG LIGHT BLINKING?



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  • Jerry Koski
    Jerry Koski May 11, 2010

    First try to unhook the battery for about 5 minutes then reconnect it and see if it still is on .

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Straight answer is get it sorted!
Your Car is telling You! What is required? a service!
So if you can't do it take it to someone who can! You can't expect a computer you asked a question to do it for you?
Thanks for your time??

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There may be a way to get the computer to show you the codes, but the best bet is to take your car to your local Autozon (or similar) and have them pull the codes for you.  They can reset the Check Engine Light (but may not due to inspection issues).  Otherwise you can reset it by disconnecting the negative battery cable for 5-10 minutes (15 to be safe).  When you reconnect, your Check Engine Light should be off and all of the codes cleared, except a new one showing that power was lost to the computer.  I don't believe there is an OBDII code for oil change, so take it and get the code read before you reset it.  If you want to know what the code means, go here.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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