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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13,135

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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13,135

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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