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Old 08-07-2007   #1
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Resetting the Check engine light !?

Hello,

I have a 2007 Civic DX-G and recently after playing with it I forgot to hook up all the cables before trying to start the engine and now the check engine light stays on all the time ( all cables are hooked up now ). so I was wondering if there is a way to reset the light myself. I will hate to have to take it to the dealer for something like that as it will kill a lot of my time, which I don't have enough of as it is.
I read about a fuse you can pull out for a while which resets the light but I guess that is valid only for the older ones as it didn't work for me.

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Re: Resetting the Check engine light !?

Ask the search button that very question. You are sure to find the answer. It is like magic.
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Re: Resetting the Check engine light !?

I already did and all I found was about older models. None of the methods worked for me that is why I am posting.
But thanks for the suggestion anyway, I am sure it is a very helpful one for many people !
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Re: Resetting the Check engine light !?

OK just an update on the CEL issue:
Few days later the light went off all byitself. So the system clears the fault code automatically once the problem is fixed
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Re: Resetting the Check engine light !?

depends on the problem.. sometimes it wont always fix itself.. even if you fix the problem sometimes it will stay on meaning it requires special attention
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Re: Resetting the Check engine light !?

yeah a code reader is great, otherwise gotta pull the battery or find and remove FI ECU fuse if you have that. newer civics do.
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Re: Resetting the Check engine light !?

Take off the negative wire on yer battery, turn on the lights and pump your brakes. Put it back on, start the car, and it should be gone (as long as the problem is fixed).
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Take off the negative wire on yer battery, turn on the lights and pump your brakes. Put it back on, start the car, and it should be gone (as long as the problem is fixed).
pumpin brakes has nothin to do wit it
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pumpin brakes has nothin to do wit it

Thats only to drain whatever charge your car has stored anywhere, its that "little extra" if you will. Prolly not necessary but if your in your car to turn your lights on why not pump the brake once or twice?
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Re: Resetting the Check engine light !?

I tired the remove negative wire method and it work for now no need to pump the breaks any remaining power goes away quickly mines did!! will follow up and see how long it lasts........oops forgot to tell you guys that i never found out what caused the CEL to come on inthe first place.
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