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2001 Olds Alero -- The service Engine Soon light is on. Car has 22K miles. Any Ideas on the most logical problem? Is there a reset so that I can check if it is just a fluke. Vern Dale

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  • verndale Jul 18, 2010

    Thanks for the help.

    Vern

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Hi Vern,
Get behind the fuse box on the side (L) door; remove the cover, turn the key on, but don't turn on engine.
Push red button and hold for a couple of seconds, and you'll hear a "beep". When it beeps 3 times, push the button in and it'll reset.
I have a 2001 Olds (Alero), and have done thiis a few times.
Do you have an Owner's Manuel? That's how we fig. out...

Good luck!

Posted on Jul 18, 2010

  • tequehai Feb 09, 2011

    it just show the change oil n the tire presure when i pus the reset button that is located in the inside of the car on the left.

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This will happen if any sensor gets a bad reading or is faulty. You will need to have a code reader/scan tool hooked up to it to read the codes and reset the light.

Posted on Jul 09, 2010

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    Nate Stansfield Feb 17, 2011

    The only true reset is to have an obd2 computer hooked up which will reset your computer. If there is still a problem, then the light will come back on. You can use the same obd2 computer to scan for the trouble codes which will tell you exactly why the light is on.

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