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Battery Change Just had to change battery as it wasn't holding charge, this has caused engine management light to come on. Do I have to take it to main dealer to reset?

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  • walkegra Jul 14, 2008

    Brill, Thanks, Took battery off, left for few mins then replaced. bingo.... Thanks again

  • caramelkisse Aug 10, 2008

    my battery light and check engine lights are on after having the alternator and battery replaced. Any suggestions?

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Try disconnecting and connecting back battery, it reset the ECU, it can be a problem with the computer, but also a sensor that had gone faulty when replacing battery.
It can also be a short or some open contact caused by moving some wire or connector when the battery has been replaced.
If you cannot reset the ECU by disconnecting battery for a while go to a garage to check what the fault is.


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