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Old 09-05-2007, 11:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry help resetting check engine light

I own a '98 540i 6 speed manual. Last week i ran out of gas. I coasted to the ghas station anf filled up. Since then my check engine light has been on.

Is there a way to reset it without buying a tool? If not how much should I plan to spend on one?
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I own a '98 540i 6 speed manual. Last week i ran out of gas. I coasted to the ghas station anf filled up. Since then my check engine light has been on.

Is there a way to reset it without buying a tool? If not how much should I plan to spend on one?
running low on gas can cause a misfire. that set off our cars CEL.(check engine light).

to reset it you have to go to a parts store and ask them to reset it with their OBD-II tool. or just buy one your self and reset.

easy as that.
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I believe after 60 cycles with no error it will go out on it's own ... i think.

anyway, just run to a local parts store and have them reset it (free usually) ... if none offer that, swing by any auto shop; just give the mechanic 5 dollars or something.
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