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Is there a manual switch to turn off the "service engine soon" light on a 96 Suzuki Sidekick jx 1.6L 4cyl? It has come on randomly for years. My previous mechanic said it was programmed to come on at expected service times. The car was well maintained and ran well. Still does. But the "service engine soon" light is preventing it from passing emissions. The code said it was related to the mass air flow which we cleaned looks good re-clamped 2 very loose hoses but the car is not driven enough to reset the light automatically. A lot of trouble to take it to a reliable mechanic - distance - and haven't found one close by. Heard the '93 had a switch on the steering column. Is that true for the 96?

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