you need an OBD-II scan tool to clear it.
That way,you read whatever code it set and can address the problem the CEL
Autozone will read the codes for free.Don't know if they will clear the
CEL,though;they didn't on my Nissan SpecV.
Pull the Backup (or Backup/Hazard) fuse for 30 seconds. It's in the under-
hood fuse box.
BUT...RECORD THE ERROR CODES FIRST!!! They are telling you something.
Since you need a scan tool to read the codes, and since a scan tool can
also clear the codes, and since AutoZone and PartSource will read the codes
for free, you might be better off to go that route.
Check engine light tells you something wrong with the engine, you
normally don't just turn it off, you send car to the garage to fix the
There is no easy way to turn off check engine light (this is not the
engine maintenance light), there are two ways to turn it off.
1) As Tegger said, work with fuse box.
2) Disconnect one of the battery cables (suggest negative cable) for a
few minutes then reconnect.
For the 2) method, you need re-enter the audio code to activate the car
Both methods just clear the computer's memory, so if your engine does
have a problem, the check engine light will come back.
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