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How can I turn off the gas cap light

I lost my gas cap and the gas cap light is on and the vehicle has been beeping. Now I have replaced it and it is still beeping. How can I turn off the gas cap light for my 2006 Ford Taurus.

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Go to a big auto parts chain store (autozone) they
have code reader thats capable of turning the light
off

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