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Resetting a check engine light requires completing a diagnostic test on car's computer, which varies up to $100, as of April 2015. Dealerships generally charge a higher cost to complete a diagnostic, while smaller shops ... More »

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To reset the check-engine light in vehicles manufactured in and after 1996, use an OBD II code-scanning tool to clear the codes stored in the control module. Another option to reset the check-engine light is to disconnec... More »

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The light can be cleared by fixing the original malfunction, disconnecting the battery, or resetting the on-board diagnostic, or OBD, system with a scanner. It is important to ascertain the cause of the light before clea... More »

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A blinking check engine light means that the onboard diagnostic system detected a problem with the engine. A blinking light, rather than a steady light, often indicates a serious engine misfire. A driver with a blinking ... More »

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To turn off the check engine light in a car, either bring the car in to a mechanic or use a trouble code scanning tool, then fix the problem that is causing the light to be illuminated. If the light stays on and there is... More »

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The check engine light in a vehicle takes varying amounts of time to reset based on the method chosen to reset it. The best way to reset a check engine light is to repair the problem that's causing the light to be on. More »

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To reset the check engine light on a Dodge, open the hood, disconnect the battery, turn all of the lights on, honk the horn to exhaust the residual power, and reconnect the battery. This 30-minute procedure requires the ... More »

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