What would you like to do?
Many GM vehicles have a box near the battery with a bunch of fuses. Pull the cover so that you can see the fuses, look for a button that says "oil" or something similar. With the key on and the engine NOT running, push and hold the button for about 10 seconds. If yours is different, look in the operators manual for instructions.
7 people found this useful
Was this answer useful?
Thanks for the feedback!
If you want to service your own 2002 Chevy Venture how do you turn the Service Engine Soon light off?
disconnect the negative battery and it should go off at least for a while 7-13-07 1997 and later vehicles have OBD II (On-Board Diagnostics Generation 2) computers. Disconn…ecting the battery cable may extinguish the Service Engine Soon light for a while, but it will not fix the problem that caused the code. An OBD II code reader will tell you what is wrong so the problem can be repaired. The fuel system is a "closed system" and if the fuel cap is not on tightly the check engine light will come on. Tighten the cap and in a few days the light will go off. If not, then you may have something else going on, but this has been our experience with the check engine light.
Answer Check the owners manual. Its covered in there and I believe has something to do with holding down the trip odometer switch while starting the car. (2000 Odyssey…) You don't need to start the engine. Just push in on the trip odometer button and hold it in while you turn the ignition to "ON" (don't start the engine) and wait for about 10 seconds. This will work on 1997-2005 Odysseys. (It may also work with 2006-on but I don't know for sure.)
Answer scan tool from your parts store cost about 50.00-100.00 or disconect battery for 20 secons
you can reset your lights by taking the terminals off your battery leave for 3mins then put back on it should reset it if it comes on again pursue the problem with your mechan…ic my $.02 Service engine soon is somtimes interchangable with the check engine light, but not always. The " check engine light" is by far one of the most misunderstood technological advances It is a warning light that is illuminated when there is a problem affecting the EMISSIONS of the vehicle.. Don't let it bother you as it is a good thing once you understand it. One point that was brought up a recent meeting of technicians was that the amount of hydrocarbons is greater when the gas cap is left off than when the engine is running. Hydrocarbons are part of pollution emitted as gasoline evaporates. Going a step farther, one facet of the emission system is the "Evaporative" portion. This is when the fumes from the gasoline are leaking from the system into the outside air. This is one part of the emission system that can trigger a check engine light. I would say a small percentage of the vehicles that have a check engine light are the result of a loose or inadequate gas cap. But understand that many scenarios are possible with the "check engine light" The vehicle's powertrain computer (note that some vehicles have multiple computers aside from the powertain computer) will run a series of self-tests. They will only run under certain criteria. And they are different from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some self-tests or �monitors� are not run until preceding ones have run successfully. So if there is a problem in one particular area that is preventing another self test from running, you can have a situation where one problem is fixed, but another still exists. If you fix a problem and drive the car through a drive cycle that sets the monitor (or self test) the light will go off as it passes that criteria that triggered it in the first place. There are many different sources for the light to come on. Anything that caused combustion to fail, commonly called a misfire will set the light. Various sensors such as oxygen sensors that evaluate the exhaust before and after the gases are burned in the converter. Transmission codes may set the check engine light to appear. If the car is running okay, get it fixed in a reasonable amount of time such as within the month. It will probably save you fuel if you do. However if the Check engine light is flashing, you should be driving it as damage is being done to the converter. Some emission components are covered beyond the standard warranty. The converter for example is covered up to 80,000 miles by the manufacturer.After 1996, the auto industry went to a idea called OBD II (on board diagnostics). This was to get all the manufacturers onto a similar plane for troubleshooting and powertrain control. While they still differ, many corrections and adaptations were made for technicians to better fix the check engine light problems. Prior to this there were so many different and poor troubleshooting data from a check engine light problem that resolving the problem was much more difficult. Many early warning light of this nature were set to illuminate based on mileage. An Oxygen sensor was one of the things that were meant to be replaced when that mileage was hit. This is much like many current "Change oil lights� that are set based on a pre-set mileage. To start testing for the check engine light, you�ll need to find the codes from the computer, match the code to the troubleshooting procedure, follow the procedure to find the source. Repair the source, light will go out if that was the only problem. There are "monitors" or self tests the computer runs the car through a drive cycle, if a problem occurs, it may not run all of the self tests until that problem is taken care. There are self-tests for the oxygen sensor circuit, egr system, evaporative system to name a few. Therefore, another problem may exist. It is emission related. OR hook up a scanner that is capable of clearing codes, and hope that it won�t come back on. But don�t bet on it. Lastly, disconnecting the battery in some cars will clear the memory of the computer and may temporarily turn the light off. Beware that this may also cause other problems such as the car not rembering it�s idle and will have to relearn it, the radio may be rendered inoperative or in the case of the new Toyotas, the air bag can blow.
The light is on to tell you to go get to codes scanned. (A more detailed description is available in your Owners Manual.) Many auto parts stores will scan codes for free.
Answer Have vehicle scanned to determine the problem
Answer You go get your engine service done soon.
you need to fix whatever the problem is. By the way I'm 11!
Either try disconnecting the battery for about 10 minutes or have the vehicle scanned to determine the problem and have codes cleared
You must first get the code read and find out what made it come on. Then the code can be errased at the same time with the code reader. If the code was an anomalie then the li…ght will go out after 3 or 4 drive cycles.
On your Chevrolet Cavalier 2000 the service engine soon light came on but the guys at the shop couldn't see anything wrong and couldn't turn off the light What is the problem?
Hi, The first thing you would need to do is find out what is causing the light to come on. In order to do that, you need to connect the van to a scan tool or code reader to …find out what Diagnostic Test Codes (DTC) are stored in the computer. These will tell you what happened to cause the light to come on in the first place. Once you have the code or codes, then you will have an idea of what happened and what steps are needed to repair the problem and turn the light off. Most scan tools and code readers can turn the light off, but if the problem is not repaired, then it is very likely that the light will just come back on in a short period of time. To find the meaning of the codes, you can search the Internet for the exact code to find out what your next step would be. I have provided a link to a site that lists many of the codes for this van. Good Luck, Greg
First step is to have the code read by a reader. Whatever the code refers to needs attention. Try removing the negative terminal from the battery, waiting 10 minutes and put…ting it back on - see if it goes away. If it stays on, or reappears later, you have an issue somewhere.
Hi, To get the light off, and to have it REMAIN off, you will need to have the van connected to a scan tool or code reader to find out what is turning on the light. Once tha…t is done, you can have the fault found & fixed, and then the computer (or shop) will clear the diagnostic code. If the problem has NOT been fixed, then the code and light will come back.
plug in a scantool and read the codes, rite them down , then delete the codes. scantools can be purchased at most auto parts stores for less than a hundred bucks. or call a sh…op and ask how much to read/delete codes. the light will come rite back on if the problems are not fixed
reset it by disconnecting batt for 10 minutes,then run to see if lihgt comes back on. if it does you hav e a hard code and must be diagnosed and repaired.
The service engine soon light means there is regular scheduledmaintenance due on the vehicle. Oil change, tire rotation,transmission service, etc. All this is spelled out in y…our ownersmanual. This is different than the Check Engine light which meansthe ECU has detected a problem with the emissions system. You haveto manually reset the light according to the instructions in youowners manual. Disconnecting the battery will not reset the light.