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How do you reset the CPU on a 1996 Ford Contour?


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2016-05-20 22:43:58
2016-05-20 22:43:58

Two options with the same outcome:

1) unhook the negative cable on your battery for a few minutes. Then rehook and let run and drive around for alittle bit so that the computer can relearn everything.

OR If you don't wanna lose your radio presets...

2) pull fuse #4 and fuse #11 in the fuse box under the hood.


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