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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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There's way more to this than simply clearing a code. How did you clear it? You need a scan tool to do it on that year. Also,it sounds like not enough fuel,like the pump or a bad cat converter. I'll need more info to properly diagnose this.

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SOURCE: Where to find the pcv valve on a 1998 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6

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spark plug wires, fuel filter, air filter, or fuel pump might be getting ready to go. maybe a vacuum leak, hook it up to a vacuum gauge and see if the needle is steady, or take it to autozone and have them run a OBD test. I think its free at autozone.
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