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We left my PT Cruiser ( yr 2000 touring 2L) standing for over 3 months over the winter, and the battery went flat. We charged up the battery & topped up the oil then started using it again. On the 2nd outing after approx 36 miles the engine management light came on. We checked under the bonnet to find we hadn't put the oil filler cap back on! We have put this back on but the engine management light is still on. I am assuming that the light came on because the oil filler cap was not replaced because the car is running ok otherwise. Am I right to assume this was the reason the light came on in the first place and how can I reset the light without taking it to a dealer? Thanks Laura

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The oil cap will not set a check engine lite. Just disconnect your battery for a minute and reconnect it that will clear the code. Do this with the negative battery cable. If the lite comes back on there is a problem that the computer is seeing and you will have to have it checked.

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If that fixed the problem, the light will go out after three good trips. If that wasn't the problem, you need a scan tool to tell you what it is.

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