Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 11:30:00 -0400
From: "gw" <>
Subject: Re: Check engine light

It would help to know the year, model, and where you are, but... You need to get the code and fix the problem. If you don't fix the problem, the light will just come back on. If your inspection jurisdiction does a real OBDII inspection (96 and newer), they will hook a reader up to it and find any pending emissions-related codes, even if the light is off. In order to pass inspection (in many places), the computer must show that certain onboard tests have passed. Resetting the light will also reset these tests, and you will still fail. You have to drive the car a certain amount before the tests will show as passed, and if the problem still exists, you will get the light again. If you just have a visual inspection, and the light needs to be off, you can reset it just before you go in, and hope for the best. Many auto parts stores will read the code and reset the light for free. <> wrote in message > > Hi All, > > How do I turn off the check engine light? The car won't pass inspection > with it on. I tried disconnecting the battery but nothing happened. I > found some check engine code readers/erasers on EBay here > > > Has anyone tried similar one? > > Thanks, >

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