Many GM vehicles have a box near the battery with a bunch of fuses. Pull the cover so that you can see the fuses, look for a button that says "oil" or something similar. With the key on and the engine NOT running, push and hold the button for about 10 seconds. If yours is different, look in the operators manual for instructions.
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Why? Just reset it.
yes, and also, using the wrong gas cap could also cause the light to come on. It may even cause your engine to stall
The light is on to tell you to go get to codes scanned. (A more detailed description is available in your Owners Manual.) Many auto parts stores will scan codes for free.
That requires an OBDII engine scanner.
The service engine soon light means there is regular scheduled maintenance due on the vehicle. Oil change, tire rotation, transmission service, etc. All this is spelled out in your owners manual. This is different than the Check Engine light which means the ECU has detected a problem with the emissions system. You have to manually reset the light according to the instructions in you owners manual. Disconnecting the battery will not reset the light.
disconnect the battery for 30 seconds
You need to hook the computer up to a scan tool to read the codes. That will tell you why the light is on.
unhook the positive on the battery for 5 min. This should reset your check engine light if it doesnt then you still have issues.
Have vehicle scanned to determine the problem and have codes cleared
The service engine light is the same thing as a check engine light.
There are pages of things that can turn the light on. You need to have it checked for codes. See related questions below.
If you have another light that says Check Engine, then the Service Engine Soon light means to change the oil/filter or perform some other maintenance item as listed in your owner's manual. You will see the other light when you turn on the ignition. If however there is no Check Engine light, this light means there is a problem with the emissions system.
Yes, the Service Engine Soon light is the same as the Check Engine light.
I've got a better question, why is this question in the Chevy venture forum ?
reset service engine light
The service engine soon light flashes when the computer senses a fault and sets a diagnostic code. Most auto parts stores will read this code for free and tell you what may be causing the problem.
If the check engine light is blinking that means an engine cylinder misfire has been detected
I have a 2000 venture and the traction control light came on. Where do I look first, hubs. Wiring.
You can clear a service engine soon light in an Infinite G35 by checking to see if the "check engine" light is flashing. If it is isn't, go ahead and clear the service engine light.
There are pages and pages and items that can cause a check engine light. You need to have it checked for codes with a scan tool. After repair light can be shut off with scan tool.
why service engine soon light on 1999 mustang
Turn ignition switch on, press accelerator pedal to floor rapidly 3 times, start engine and light should go out. Do not press more then 3 times as then it will not reset.
scan tool from your parts store cost about 50.00-100.00 or disconect battery for 20 secons