How to turn off check engine light on 1987 AUDI 5000?
This is on a 1987 audi 5000s. The light that comes on is an engine with
a lightning bolt through it. When this comes on the car loses power,
have to turn off and restart. That will work for a short distance and
the light back on again. I just got the car about a month ago for my 16
yr. son's first car. If there is anything you can do I appreciate it.
Open the driver's door of the PT
Cruiser and kneel down to locate the 16-point data link connector (DLC)
under the dash. It sits up under the dash to the left of the brake
pedal on earlier model Cruisers. Later models moved the connector
slightly to the right, closer to the steering wheel column, but still
under the dash.
Plug the pocket scanner plug
into the DLC. Because of its unique shape, there is only one way to plug
any connectors onto the DLC, making it foolproof.
Place the key into the ignition
and turn it two clicks forward to the "II" position. This position
provides accessory power and illuminates the instrument cluster without
the engine running. It also provides accessory power to the pocket
Read the onscreen menu of the
pocket scanner. The scanners are easy to use, but if necessary, read the
manual provided with the scanner to navigate through the menu. Many
modern pocket scanners are equipped with "Erase" buttons -- in that
case, press erase to reset the code. Other models may have "Enter" or
"Scroll" button(s) to navigate through a few different options (one of
the options being the erase codes option).
Erase the code(s) with the
scanner and start the engine of the Cruiser. Determine if the service
light is out. If not, repeat the procedure. If the light is still on, it
means there is a "hard code" that must be read (with the scanner under
"Read Codes" option) and properly repaired.
Feb 27, 2012 |
Audi 5000 Cars & Trucks