This a general reply to not only the person who asked this question, but to everybody with issues about 'service engine' or 'maintenance required' lights showing up on late model (since 1990)cars. - The light is supposed to indicate that something is wrong with the car. 'Wrong', however, is a relative term and can mean anything from something that could destroy the car if it isn't fixed, to something wrong with the sensing system that's supposed to detect engine, exhaust or fuel system faults. Repair shops have computers, engine analyzers and all sorts of fun toys to read a fault code and localize the reported problem to one that can be fixed. In order for them to find a problem, though, they need a 'hard' code from the engine fault reporting system. That means the on-board computer found a problem, set up a stored code that can be read by the analyzer and turned on the warning light. There are also 'soft' codes that may not be stored in the computer, but, for some reason, turned on the light. If it was a transient problem- maybe water in the fuel or something- the light will often turn off by itself, after the engine runs at the same speed, heat and other conditions that turned on the light in the first place, if no fault is found. If a mechanic (or two) can't find a 'hard' code to chase down, one solution is to reset the onboard computer, which controls all the warning lights. It's the same principle as doing a 'power clear' on your PC because it hung up and won't respond to any commands. To do that, you turn off the main power switch and then turn it back on. The PC (especially those with a Windows platform) will scold and complain about not being shut down properly and run through a check of the hard drive for errors, but will eventually light itself up again and be ready to play. With the on-board computer in a car, any codes stored in the computer will stay there as long as there's power to the computer- even with the engine turned off. To make the on-board computer do the same sort of 'power clear' as you do on your PC, disconnect the black (+) cable from the car's battery (assuming negative ground)and then reconnect it. The computer will dump any stored fault codes and should turn off any warning lights. After that, if a light comes on while you're driving, go to your local repair shop and leave the engine running until the mechanic can get the car hooked up to the diagnostic computer to find a 'hard' code'.
unhook the positive on the battery for 5 min. This should reset your check engine light if it doesnt then you still have issues.
The service engine light is the same thing as a check engine light.
Take it to a mechanic, and have them erase the codes. Auto zone and advance will not do it as they are not mechanics
Yes, the Service Engine Soon light is the same as the Check Engine light.
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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.
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The easiest way to reset the 2001 Toyota check engine light is to remove the check engine light fuse. The fuse can be found in the fuse box.
The service engine soon is the same as a check engine light. It has nothing to do with an oil change.
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A reset Engine Service Light comes on when an issue comes up with in the engine. This light can be reset by a tech or by fixing the problem.
You can reset your engine service light by holding in the scroll button. Hold the button in until the engine oil life goes to 100 percent. The engine service light will go off.
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How do I reset the service engine light on a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer?
A service engine light is not the same as a check engine light. In most instances the service engine light means you are in need of an oil/filter change. Refer to your owners manual to see what is needed at the mileage you are at on your vehicle. If you are talking about the check engine light then take the vehicle to a professional for repair.
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You can drive your car with the yellow 'service engine' light on the dashboard, but it is not recommended. This light warns you of the need to have the engine serviced.
They are the same thing.
Yes. Your Check Engine light or Service Engine Soon light.
Service required is the oil change reminder. Service engine soon would be the check engine light.
Maybe you should service the engine soon. :P
The head lights have nothing to do with the check engine light.
The service engine or check engine light can be reset with a scan tool or by unhooking the battery. The light will return if the failure that caused the code is not repaired.