Hi, You can or have someone, usually a garage, reset the light by using a device that hooks up to the data port which is at the bottom of the dash where your right knee is. The most important thing is to have someone hook up a code reader and tell you what code is coming up that is turning the light on. When you find the code then you can be led to whatever sensor is the culpprit. As I have found that when it has been a long time on, there are or can be, a whole host of things wrong from the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) in the speedometer, the speedo cable, the EGR valve, the EGR bypass valve, the oxygen sensors...that's just a few. I thought I'd remove the bulb from the rear of the instrument panel but then what does that do? The problem still exists the indicator is only gone. The best bet is to have someone read the codes and tell you what is wrong, only then when the offending sensor or part is fixed, can the light be turned off and stay off. Good luck even though I realize it's not the answer you wanted to see. Steve H. This usually means something monitored by the computer needs fixingor replacing. Take it in to AutoZone and they will plug it in and tell you what is wrong. Mike
If the service engine soon light is flashing on the 1997 Geo Tracker, you might have a sensor that has been activated because your vehicle is due to be serviced. You could also have a sensor that is malfunctioning.
take it to the autozone they check the engine light for free
On a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer : The " CHECK ENGINE " warning light is just to the left of the battery voltage gauge
If the check engine light is blinking that means an engine cylinder misfire has been detected
If the check engine light is blinking that means that an engine cylinder misfire has been detected
and what code does the check engine light say ? go by autozone they will check it for free and get the code.
If a check engine light is appearing when the car starts then the ECU is receiving an alert from somewhere in the engine. The computer should receive a diagnostic test which will provide an answer as to why the check engine light appeared on the 1997 Honda Civic.
Not in Massachusetts
A flashing check engine light is an indication of a misfire.
There is not one sensor. All the ECM sensors are tied to the check engine light.
Emmissions problem. HAVE THE ENGINE CHECKED!
With a scan tool.
If the check engine light is flashing at 1 second intervals , an engine cylinder misfire has been detected
That is the same as a check engine light. See related questions below.That is the same as a check engine light. See related questions below.
There are pages and pages of things that can cause a check engine light. You need to have it checked with a scantool. Then the code can be diagnosed and repaired.
By bringing it to a trained mechanic so they can check the engine is running properly (which if the light is on it's probably not)
That's the ubiquitous 'check engine' light.
No, the headlight bulb will just not turn on. The check engine light only comes on when there is a problem with the ENGINE, not the BULB.
It is very easy to reset a check engine light on a 1997. The light can be reset by putting the restet tool into the diagnostic port. The diagnostic port is located right beside the hood release latch.
The check engine light is just to the left of your battery voltage gauge in your gauge cluster . When you turn your ignition key to the run position , just before starting your engine , the check engine light should come on momentarily to check the bulb
Have it checked for codes, That is the same as the check engine light.
Take it to Auto Zone they do a free check on this problem and they tell you what is causing your light to come on.