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Has a '99 Buick Regal GSE; Needs the "Service Engine Soon" warning light reset code and method.

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  • smwade886 Mar 21, 2011

    I made a mistake, my error is "Service Vehicle Soon", my mechanic said there are no codes

    associated with this warning light on the console, it says it usually is a sequence of things

    you do to reset it,he says the little computer that you attached to your car does not work with

    this warning light. He said it would be in my owners manual but unfortunately I do not have one,

    Check with Buick dealer where I live , they do not have one

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If you drive your car to an AutoZone Auto Parts store, they will retrieve the codes and reset the computer for you free of charge. You should locate a store close to you and make sure that your store provides this service. Most all stores provide this service and do not require an appointment.

If there are no stores near you, please provide the city, state and zip code you live in for help in your area.

I hope this helps & good luck! Please rate my reply - thank you.

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  • Steve Mar 21, 2011

    Ok - here's a link to a free download of your 1999 Buick Regal Owner's Manual The only mention of it however, is on page 2-73. There is no detail about how to reset it.

    I did find a "Service Vehicle Soon" reset procedure for a 1999 Buick Century - and it will likely have the same procedure for your Regal:
    1) Put the key into the ignition and turn it to "Run." Don't start the engine
    2) Press down slowly and fully on the gas pedal, then release it. Do this three times in five seconds.

    3) Watch for the "Service Engine Soon" light to start blinking. This
    indicates that the system is resetting itself. Turn the ignition to
    "Off" and wait one minute.
    4) Start the Century's engine. The Service Engine Soon light will flash for
    a moment, then turn off. If it doesn't do this, repeat the process.

    I hope this helps & good luck! Please rate my reply - thank you.

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