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1281 code engine cold thermostat

Is there a step by step way to fix this problem? Is there a tool you can buy to remove these codes from computer cost and place? Is it ok to disconnect battery to reset engine light?

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Disconnect battery for 15 min and code will reset and engine light will go off, you can purchase a reliable code reader for 40-50 bucks and worth every penny great for do it yourself fixes save you lots of money try ebay for good deals..

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