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Service engine soon light

Will not pass i/m unless the service engine light works. will not come on. how do i fix/repair light?

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The only way to erase the chenck engine light on a 96 and newer vehicle is with a SCANNER ALL 96 and newer cars, truck, and SUV's have a computer thats called OBD II (On Board Diagnostics generation 2) The "remove the battery cable trick" only works on some 95 and older vehicles

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