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How do I turn off my check engine light? Just need it off for a bit, to pass a smog.

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FIRST OF ALL THERES AN ACTIVE CODE AND AN INACTIVE CODE. HAVE THE RADIO CODE FOR THIS IF YOU HAVE THE STOCK RADIO. DISCONECT THE BATTERY FOR 5 MINS. THEN HOOK IT BACK ON AND THAT SHOULD DO IT IF THE CODE IS NOT ACTIVE, IF ITS CTIVE ITS GONNA LIGHT UP AS SOON AS YOU STARTED OR RUN IT. YOU CAN TRY THOUGH HOPE THIS HELPS YOU..

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It is usually reset when the computer is hooked up to read the code. Auto Zone will do it for you free.

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SOURCE: 2000 Saturn SL2 fails smog due to failure of OBD Self test

Some vehicles require very specific drive cycles (called "drive traces" if you perform them on a road simulator or dyno) to activate certain self-checks like the catalyst and EVAP monitors. As a general rule, doing some stop-and-go driving around town at speeds up to about 30 mph followed by five to seven minutes of steady 55 mph highway speed driving will usually set most or all of the monitors. Consequently, if you're checking an OBD II system and discover that one or more of the monitors have not run, it may be necessary to test drive the vehicle to set the remaining monitors.

You should talk to a good emission tec, if this is not throwing a code, it is hard to say if that one of the components could be bad. O2,pump,convert, HeO2, every part of the emission system.

With a 1000 miles, and doing what is says above just before the test, and ending driving at the test
should be plenty. If it is not, you will have to have each emission part checked, or when the computer
is plugged in it might show a code that did not trip dash light.

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SOURCE: wont pass smog due to check engine light is on

check main fuse's under the hood and yes that will trip checkeng light

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SOURCE: 2001 DODGE INTREPID CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON

Replace your "intake air temperature sensor".

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