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Old 08-09-2004, 06:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok! I know that this topic was talked about before but I can't find it :nana

So... I found this: DIY Reset Instructions

But I think that there's a easier way to do it, right? Something with a paper clip...


What is the ground pin to use with the pin 7 to reset the oil light?

So, all I got to do is to open that thing, put a paperclip linking those 2 pins, go in the car, turn the key (without starting the engine), wait 3 seconds and stop everything.

Is this OK or I'll burn the car?

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Using the weblink you supplied on the DATA LINK CONNECTOR you would use pin#7 & pin#19.
Diagnostic Connector you would use pin#1 & pin#7.
I just use a test light. But a paper clip will give you the same results.
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I think you may read it in the FAQ... just go there and look....
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you really should be putting a resistor in line with your jumper, giving the computer a straight path to ground can be a risky thing...don't want to end up frying your SIA computer that could get pricey!
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Used a piece of speaker cable wire. Or strip the ends of the cable off an old set of head phones.
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Just reset mine using a cable TV wire with ends stripped off. Grounded #7 pin to car for 3 seconds w/switch in #2 position. Read it in some FAQ...supposedly this smaller wire helps prevent electrical problems.
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Oh yeah! It worked! I went shopping for the wire, the clip, the resistor, etc... So i ended up with a nice tool... I tried it on my car and... it worked on 1st try! And best of all, it cost me a small 5$CDN!

Next step: doing my 1st oil change by myself lol

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Tool, huh? What kind of tool did you make/buy? I'm currently doing the same thing, too. With my luck, I'm certain I'll need a fire extinguisher.
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Just get it serviced! lol
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The "tool" i made is something similar to this:

Service Reset Tool

I put a resistor... for safety! If you want one, I can build you one... Just email me!


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THANKS GUYS. I think I was the one who started asking.
I think I know what I'm doing, since I did 5 years of electrical engineering hahaha... :P :thumbs anyways thanks! I needed to know the pins and stuff!
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