How Do You Reset a Honda CRV Check Engine Light?

To reset a check engine light yourself, disconnect the car battery, then turn on the headlights for a few minutes to drain the remaining energy and cause a hard reset. Finally, reconnect the battery.

  1. Disconnect the car battery

    Loosen then remove the wire connected to the negative terminal. Then, remove the wire connected to the positive terminal.

  2. Drain the remaining electricity

    Turn on the headlights, and wait a few minutes until there is no electricity remaining in the system.

  3. Reconnect the battery

    First, reconnect and tighten the cable to the positive terminal, then do the same for the negative terminal.