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This actually depends on the specific vehicle in question, and more specifically what you're attempting to achieve.
However, simply unplugging your battery for 30mins. or more WILL reset some of the operating parameters that it was using the last time the vehicle was running. But; when you turn the car back on and begin driving it will eventually return to what it was doing.
What you may be looking for is called a "reflash" of your PCM. That is a procedure performed by dealerships and repair garages with what is called TechII compliant devices; designed for resetting ALL of the operating and functioning parameters and codes of an engine computer. Such as for what happens after an accident and airbags deploy.

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You need a code reader to reset any errors. IF you just want to reset the whole thing, disconnect the battery for 10 minutes

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usa? no location makes this impossible but...
ill try.
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