how can i get the emmisions flag to go down

Asked by May 13, 2017 at 06:20 PM about the 1980 Chevrolet Citation

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We changed all small hoses,as they were aged and cracked.we took out
bThey will not let me get emissions because they cant see the milage.Any

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If I remember correctly you have to remove the lower steering column cover and look for a push button or thumb wheel to reset the flag. The push button or thumb wheel will be either on the bottom of the instrument cluster or the back of the instrument cluster. This is a mechanical device that rides along with the odometer. It pops up every 30,000 miles to remind you that you're due for a tune up and possibly other maintenance. There are no electronics involved with this! Once you find the reset button or thumb wheel you can reset it and not have to worry about it for another 30,000 miles. HTH. -Jim

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