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Reset check and service engine lights

I own a 1996 Volvo 850. The service engine light and check engine light came on after I jump started the car when the battery was dead. I would like to reset the light, and / or read the codes. I looked under the left (drivers side for a plug to read the computer , but found nothing. Could tell me where the plug is located, and how to reset the lights. The car seems to be running fine.

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It's in the console under the coin holder, in front of the gear shifter. You have to remove the coin holder and you will see it.

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850,
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S80


1996-97,
1998-00,

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