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Can you manually turn off your Check engine light with out going to a shop They told you it came on because of a fuel air mixture sensor but there is nothing wrong with the car?

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2005-12-17 05:22:05
2005-12-17 05:22:05

yes, but you have to have a computer to do so, along with the chip and wires to conect to your car; go to your local parts store and ask for one, they are expensive. Code scanners are not nescessarily expensive. You can buy one for less than $100 that will do what you need it to. If after the computer is reset the same code comes back, you do have a problem, even if its just a minor one. I have been told VW's are notorious for having vacuum lines go bad. I had problems with mine, wound up replacing them all for the piece of mind. A vacuum line will cause the check engine light to go off. If it's not a serious problem (like an over-active O2 sensor) you can try disconnecting the battery for 10 minutes or so. This should cause the engines computer to reset itself. If there is something seriously wrong, the light will come back on shortly after you start driving the car again. 2 weeks after I bought my 1.8T the light came on. The dealership told me not to really worry about it unless it is flashing. It can be something as simple as your gas-cap not being on right and affecting your air-fuel mixture. Go to AutoZone if there is one in town. They can check this out with there computer and it will not cost you any thing.

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