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Old 07-22-2003, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default esettign the Check Engine Light on a 2001 Impala? HOW

Hello,

got this car and I need to reset the check engine light. The Chevy Dealer fixed the problem but is going to charge me extra to rid of the light. I am like WTF I 'll do it myself.

How can I do it?

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Old 07-22-2003, 04:54 PM   #2
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Hello,

got this car and I need to reset the check engine light. The Chevy Dealer fixed the problem but is going to charge me extra to rid of the light. I am like WTF I 'll do it myself.

How can I do it?

Thanks
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What kind of BS is that??????????

Anyway, easiest way is to disconnect the battery for about an hour.

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Old 07-22-2003, 04:55 PM   #3
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Oh..and autozone will do it as well.

I am kind of heistant though. I don't think they really fixed the problem whatever it is. That is very sketchy. Dealers should never charge extra to clear the check engine code after the correct the problem.
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Old 07-22-2003, 04:56 PM   #4
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Default RE:Resetting the Check Engine Light on a 2001 Impala? HOW

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Hello,

got this car and I need to reset the check engine light. The Chevy Dealer fixed the problem but is going to charge me extra to rid of the light. I am like WTF I 'll do it myself.

How can I do it?

Thanks
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What kind of BS is that??????????

Anyway, easiest way is to disconnect the battery for about an hour.
not even that long, i disconnected mine for about 1 min, and it was off next time i started my car up , of course it came back on later, but it still runs the same so screw it!11
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Old 07-22-2003, 04:57 PM   #5
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What was the problem? I said 1 hour to be absolutely sure.
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Old 07-22-2003, 04:58 PM   #6
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Hello,

got this car and I need to reset the check engine light. The Chevy Dealer fixed the problem but is going to charge me extra to rid of the light. I am like WTF I 'll do it myself.

How can I do it?

Thanks
Phil
What kind of BS is that??????????

Anyway, easiest way is to disconnect the battery for about an hour.
not even that long, i disconnected mine for about 1 min, and it was off next time i started my car up , of course it came back on later, but it still runs the same so screw it!11
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we'll see if they actually fixed the problem.

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Old 07-22-2003, 05:04 PM   #7
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Hello,

got this car and I need to reset the check engine light. The Chevy Dealer fixed the problem but is going to charge me extra to rid of the light. I am like WTF I 'll do it myself.

How can I do it?

Thanks
Phil
What kind of BS is that??????????

Anyway, easiest way is to disconnect the battery for about an hour.
not even that long, i disconnected mine for about 1 min, and it was off next time i started my car up , of course it came back on later, but it still runs the same so screw it!11

Probelm is not fixed if light comes back on.

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Old 07-22-2003, 05:08 PM   #8
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You have a sh$$tty dealer. How are they or you going to know that the problem is fixed if clearing the light is not done at time of repair.
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Is it out of warranty?
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Old 07-22-2003, 05:18 PM   #11
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This site has people who know

For my ODB2 system I pull the ECM 1 and ECM B fuses then put the key in the ON position, then pull the battery.

but I use an Autotap to diag and reset my SES lights.
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