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Engine light will not turn off, even after several refuels as the manual suggests

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Unplug your neg. battery terminal for one minute, Then reconnect it back up. That will cut your light off. If you still have a problem after that let me know and i will try to help you. PLEASE RATE THIS!!! Thanks a lot!! James Booth :))

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to save money
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