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How do you reset the Check Engine Light on an Oldsmobile Intrigue?

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2015-07-16 18:25:58
2015-07-16 18:25:58

Unfortunately the only way to do this with newer vehicles is with a scan tool (if light is on you most likely have trouble codes that need to be addressed-faulty sensor or something else). Take it to your local Autozone or other major auto parts chain and most of the time they will scan your computer and reset light for free, with the understanding that you will purchase any parts you might need from them. If not a service station will probably charge you $75-$100 just to hook the stupid thing up.

That "stupid thing" happens to be pretty expensive, therefore the costs are passed on to the consumer. The cost of training and experience on how to troubleshoot today's auto is also very expensive. Any moron can hook up a scanner and clear the codes (not that this will necessarily help you.) Autozone will more often lead you to a situaton that ends up being more expensive than just have a repair shop fix it right. This is more to the point of your question however: Pull 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. Therefore, another problem may exist. It is emission related. OR hook up a scanner that is capable of clearing codes, and hope that none are still active.

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Probably because you need to check the engine.


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