Reset Your Check Engine Light

check engine light on

After your vehicle’s check engine light has illuminated, the next steps would be to address the issue by scheduling a service appointment or tackling the issue yourself in your own Beavercreek driveway. But, what happens if the check engine light won’t go away after you’ve already fixed what might be causing it to illuminate in the first place? It’s possible that you might need to reset your check engine light. Today, the team at Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT will go over how to reset your check engine light so that you can be back on the road in no time!

Use Your Best Judgement

Before we go over how to reset your check engine light, we recommend that you ensure the actual issue that caused the light to illuminate, has been addressed. This is because resetting your check engine light without approaching the issue first could cause larger problems down the road. Oftentimes, it could be something as simple as a cracked or loose gas cap causing the check engine light to trigger. It’s best to start with the smaller variables first and work your way up.

Once you’ve determined that there’s nothing wrong with your Springfield commuter, but the check engine light just won’t turn off, then it might be time to reset your check engine light. You can use your best judgment to decide what’s best for you and you can always reach out to our service department if you’d like assistance!

How to Reset Your Check Engine Light

If you’ve done everything in your power to address the issue but your check engine light persistently stays on, you can try resetting your check engine light. Fortunately, it’s easy to do and won’t take too much time. Let’s take a look at how to reset your check engine light below:

  1. Safety first! Make sure you have the necessary safety equipment such as gloves and safety glasses.
  2. Ensure your vehicle is off and open the hood.
  3. Locate the battery and find the negative terminal.
  4. Disconnect the negative terminal connector and keep it away from the terminal for about 30 to 60 seconds.
  5. Reconnect the negative terminal cable and tighten everything back up.
  6. That’s it! Just start your vehicle and drive around Wilmington for a bit to ensure the check engine light has been turned off.

After you’ve completed the manual reset process and you notice the check engine light turning back on, we recommend you give our service center a visit so that one of our technicians can confirm the issue.

Visit Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT For Assistance!

It can be frustrating when you can’t figure out what’s wrong with your vehicle but don’t worry. You’re always welcomed to visit Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT for assistance. We’ll make sure that your vehicle is in the best care possible so that you can resume your Xenia adventures. For further assistance, please feel free to get in touch with someone from our team!


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