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Which battery cable should i disconnect to see if it shuts off check engine light?

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Disconnect the negative ground cable. This should just reset the system and in some cases will not clear the codes in the system.

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no! here listen, disconnect the - battery cable and then turn on your switch key, not to start the car, and then go back to the battery and touch on and off the cable you disconnect into the - of the battery, just ljke you trying to make a spark but don't connect it yet, and then turn off the key again and do it three time touching on and off to create spark, and the connect the cable now and start the car, leave it on the car in 15 min. see how it goes, ok

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disconnecting the battery in a 2001 does nothing for the light reset.. that only works on 95 and older units.....sounds as though you triggered the security system....you can try to shut all doors and with key lock and unlock then lock and unlock the drivers doors attempting to reset the alarm... if no good stick key in ignition and turn to the run position let stand for 10 minutes. then turn key off. exit car unlock and lock door again then try to start if no good let me know

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