Resetting the Check Engine Light on a 2001 Impala? HOW

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  1. Krueger81

    Krueger81 Diamond Member

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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
     
  2. tnitsuj

    tnitsuj Diamond Member

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

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

     
  3. tnitsuj

    tnitsuj Diamond Member

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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.
     
  4. chin311

    chin311 Diamond Member

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    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 :(
     
  5. tnitsuj

    tnitsuj Diamond Member

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    What was the problem? I said 1 hour to be absolutely sure.
     
  6. Krueger81

    Krueger81 Diamond Member

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    LOL

    we'll see if they actually fixed the problem.

    Thanks for the tips

    Phil
     
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    Probelm is not fixed if light comes back on.

     
  8. tnitsuj

    tnitsuj Diamond Member

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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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    vi edit Elite Member <br> Super Moderator
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    Is it out of warranty?
     
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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.