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#1 (permalink) Old 03-30-2005, 09:15 AM
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Does anyone know how to reset the check engine light on a 323is without the tool? I figured out what pins to cross to reset the oil and service lights. I would appreciate any help I can get. Thank you.
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Originally posted by hoodjr@Mar 30 2005, 10:15 AM
Does anyone know how to reset the check engine light on a 323is without the tool? I figured out what pins to cross to reset the oil and service lights. I would appreciate any help I can get. Thank you.
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I cut a small piece of speaker wire off (2-3-inches) and used that. Just make SURE that you're poking the right hole. 10 secs- to reset service light 3 secs- to reset oil light.

I know there's several DIY's in this forum in regards to this as well.




*disclaimer* do this at your own risk
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I know to use pins 7 and 19 for the oil and service indicators but I just changed out the secondary air pump and pump control valve and the check engine light never went off. I was told to purchase a device that would reset the check engine light. However I don't want to spend the $138 for a device that I don't need. Do you know what pins to cross to reset the check engine light? Thank you.
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Go to AutoZone, if one is located around where you live.
They will read the code and RESET for FREE.

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You can wait for few more days and it will reset [by itself] after 40 on/off cycles.
Yes, it will reset itself. The car would have to go through 40 or so cycles with no errors.

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