How can I turn off the check engine light? The dealership is a pain to get into and I know there are no issues

Asked by Mar 31, 2014 at 01:28 PM about the 2012 Dodge Avenger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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You can disconnect the positive battery terminal for 15 minutes and then reconnect. If there aren't any hard codes, the CEL will stay off. OR, you can use an OBD-II diagnostic tool and erase any codes that way.

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Also depending on the vehicle after a designated number of ignition/start cycles with no codes present, the light will go out by itself.

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Be careful about battery disconnect you could activate anti theft, your best bet is to remove all of the ECM main power fuses and KAM fuse and wait a few minutes then reconnect, that should reset the ECM to factory specs.

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Good catch Mr. Shoes. I've never had that happen and watch, the next time I disconnect my battery it'll happen. Haha :P

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