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Old 10-21-2007, 05:41 PM   #1
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Check engine light is on. I want to clear it. Is there a DIY method?
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unhook the battery for about 5 min and then re-hook it up
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Old 10-21-2007, 05:49 PM   #3
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Been there, done that. Still on. What else can I try?
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Old 10-21-2007, 05:52 PM   #4
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DIY KOEO/KOER/Cylinder Balance Self-Test ... to ID what failure code(s) need to be fixed.

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you said to clear not to fix. if you can identify the code you can fix the problem and not have to worry about the problem
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what if the problem is having no smog or egr stuff on the car, cause thats the problem i have
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what if the problem is having no smog or egr stuff on the car, cause thats the problem i have
The only EGR codes that will cause the CEL to illuminate are 31 or 35, not having any of the smog solenoids (codes 8x) connected will not cause the CEL to turn on. The reason for the "EGR Simulators" is to force an EGR code 33 only, and not have the CEL turn on.
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