First, if it is something like a loose gas cap, just tighten it and it will reset itself in the next 100 miles or so. If it is something else, like a leaky gas cap it will never reset. But to reset the OnBoardDiagnostic (OBD)Computer... Go to eBay and search "obdII" and buy one, they run about $50.00 including shipping. There are two types, ISO for Chrysler and some Japanese, and the other one for all the others like Ford and GM. There are several that are both, that is the kind you want. Be sure to email the eBay seller and ask if it is used with your year and model. (1996 was a changeover year for OBDII technology, so this advice may not apply to everybody--but the dealer service guy can tell you over the phone--ask him if it is OBDII compliant.) When you get it, you just plug it in and let it cycle 4 or 5 times and it resets everything. You then have to drive your car for 50 to 100 miles for the onboard computer to test everything, and in the meantime your car will fail smog checks because it has no history in the computer and the smog test procedure demands a history even if there is no pollution. Cut and Paste http://search.ebay.com/OBDII for a list of them for sale on eBay. Most units come with a list of generic fault codes so you can tell what the problem is, this could be very helpful.
unplug the battery for 1 minute. If it comes back on, you didn't fix the problem right.
i have a 1994 eclipse with a 1.8 we replaced the head gasket and timeing belt now it sputters at low rpms an the check engine light is on what could be th problem ?
The computer doesn't allow to start the engine. Check the error code.
Might Be Yr running out of oil, or water levels are low.
you have to go to a autoparts that check and see what codes come up
it resets every time you turn your car on. i have a 01 eclipse and the dealer told me that.
how i reset check enging light manually at mitsubishi fuso 4m50
Trouble code P0170 means:Fuel trim malfunction (Bank 1)
Any OBD II code reader will do the trick.
DISCONNECT THE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE
disconnect the positive connector on the battery
Yes it is the same thang.I was not to sure before to but i look though the book on the car and i found out that the lights are the same..
Alot of the times you can disconect the positive terminal from the battery and leave it off for 30 minutes or so then put it back on
Check engine light refers to the emission system - have vehicle scanned to determine problem
service engine soon you have a problem with your car that your ECM has detected
Disconnect battery, if light comes back on you need to get the code read and repair the error.
The check engine light has nothing to do with an oil change it is an indication of a failure of an emissions component.
If not installed properly check engine light will illuminate
Have vehicle scanned to determine the problem
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.
yellow light on dash next to check engine light what does it mean 1990 eclipse 1.8
You can reset the check engine light on your Mitsubishi Triton TDI by removing the fuse. Keep the fuse out for 10 seconds and replace it to its original slot.
You can disconnect the battery although this is not recommended. You can also use a code reader to read and reset the codes. If you fix the issue, it should reset by itself.
check your exhaust it could be you cadilidic converter Have someone read the codes that are set. The codes will help lead you to the problem.
not if you want it to be street legal. removing the cat will throw a check engine light and will not pass state inspection (in most states), otherwise it will not hurt the car.
check engine (or service engine soon) light is part of on board diagnostics (OBD) which monitors emissions, enigine & Automatic transaxle controls. have systems checked by professional or plug in to data port under dash on drivers side to get report. can also be if fuel tank cap is not tightly secured.