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02-11-2012, 07:02 PM #1
Unable to reset a code
I just finished changing out an O2 sensor and since I don't have an ObdII code scanner, I tried disconnecting the battery cables and waiting 5 mins at least to clear the code.
The "service engine" light is still on....Did I do something wrong or is there a better solution without needing the scanner?Matt
02-12-2012, 06:42 AM #2
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You have to touch the positive and negative together to reset them,Mike
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02-12-2012, 05:22 PM #3
Mike, I've never heard of doing that...I was going to leave them disconnected for a few hours, but then just went to the store and bought a 50 dollar ObdII scanner and was able to erase the code. I let the truck run and no check engine light so all is good right now.
02-12-2012, 05:26 PM #4
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Uh, I hope Mike was kidding as I have never heard of that and know that that's pretty freakin' dangerous. Only way I have been able to delete codes is to use a scanner.2005 Chevy Silverado W/T
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02-12-2012, 05:30 PM #5
Yeah I wasn't about to do something that stupid...I know what happens when wrench accidently touches positive and negative :O
02-12-2012, 07:59 PM #6
Never heard of that as well Mike. Some codes you need a scanner to clear while others you can disconect the cables. Sometimes if you don't have a scanner or access to one you can replace the part and depending one the code most will clear themselves after a certain amout of drive cycles.
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