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I have a 1995 Nissan Maxima. I changed the spark plugs and I forgot to reconnect one of the wires to the spark plug. The check engine light came on and I saw what I did and fixed it. Now the check engine light will not cut off. I took to Auto Zone and they hooked up the code scanner and it said miss fire. Which would have been from the spark plug wire not being hooked up. How do I reset the check engine light to have it cut off. Thanks Jimmy

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It will reset on its own after several drive cycles or you can take it back to autozone and they can reset it .

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