Learn How to Reset a Check Engine Light

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Stop us if you’ve heard this one. You are driving in the Port Orange area when your engine light illuminates. You start to panic, only to remember that you read an article about how to reset the check engine light with us at Daytona Mitsubishi. Our service center is here to help you find the ways you can successfully reset engine lights, and then schedule a service center appointment with us today.

Resolve the Underlying Issue As Soon As Possible

If you are ready to learn how to reset a check engine light, visit our service center today. As tempting as it is, drivers shouldn’t postpone fixing the check engine light. While this is the driver’s decision, we highly recommend you find ways to fix it before the issue gets out of hand. At worst, these issues can snowball into bigger issues over time. We strongly encourage you to have this light checked out at our auto parts store before heading out in the Ormond Beach area. 

Check Your Gas Cap to See if That Resets Your Check Engine Light

If you have a loose or cracked gas cap, this can cause fumes to release, causing your engine light to turn on. When you are safely parked, remove the gas cap and then put it right back on. If the engine light does not turn off, then you may need to disconnect and reconnect the battery before driving your car. 

How to Reset Your Check Engine Light by Disconnecting the Negative Battery Cable

If you’re still getting the check engine light and you haven’t fixed the problem, then you will need to go for an engine light reset. To those who are not familiar with what is under the hood of the vehicle, we at Daytona Mitsubishi near Palm Coast break down the steps below: 

  1. Turn off the ignition and put on safety glasses and gloves
  2. Locate the negative terminal with the black cap and a negative (-) symbol. The positive cap is red with a positive (+) symbol.
  3. Loosen the nut on the negative terminal with a wrench, and pulled the negative connector from the battery. Keep this to the side for 30-60 seconds. 
  4. Then you reconnect the negative cable and tighten it with your wrench. 

Learn More With Our Daytona Beach Auto Service Team

Treating and maintaining your vehicle can be difficult, but we at Daytona Mitsubishi are here to help you with the process of getting rid of the check engine light. For more great tips like tire maintenance tips, how to check car oil, and more visit our service tips .


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