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jimlhe
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5/03/2005
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How do you reset the OBD-II Error Codes on a 2000 Dodge V8?



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5/04/2005
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disconect the battery for a minute and then reconect it. that resets the computer.



Shane
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5/04/2005
14:24:46

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The light will come right back on unless the problem is fixed



mddak
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5/04/2005
14:28:07

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disconnect the battery - turn key to on position for 20 seconds - turn to off and reconnect battery



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5/04/2005
14:49:20

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Why do you want to reset it? Have you fixed the problem that caused it yet? If not, it will come right back on. Autozone will hook you up to tell you what the code is. When you do get the problem fixed, Autozone will reset it too. Unhooking the battery alone will not do it.



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5/04/2005
16:49:23

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of course it will come on if the problem is not fixed i thought he already fixed it and wanted to reset it.mine always resets if i diconnect the battery for a minute.



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5/04/2005
16:55:36

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believe me i have alot of friends that are mechanics and disconecting the battery does reset it. you have to leave it off for a few seconds because the computer has a power source in it incase of power loss but it only lasts like a minute.the guys at autozone are just doing that and then charging you for it.



mddak
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5/04/2005
17:54:48

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autozone around here will read it for you but will not reset it. They say they then become mechanics and are resposible for saying the problem is corrected. (liability)

if you know them, they'll do it.



Timberwolf
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5/05/2005
17:43:36

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Jay, disconnecting the battery WILL make the light go off, but it WILL NOT clear the code from the computer. The next time you have a problem the code reader will show 2 codes. If you never have it cleared eventually it will be too confusing to tell which is the right one.



Steve L.
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9/21/2009
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Thanks, mddak It worked like a charm! I hooked up my 1000W inverter to the battery and I think I should have increased the RPM above Idle.. It was getting dark and I had the flashers on and I was running a leaf blower on the end of 175 feet of cord... Dumb.. You bet! but that is what happens when you get a little old!!! Of course, if the light comes back on, I will Keep My appointment with the repair shop.

thanks again!




Slick057
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1/19/2010
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how to reset a 2004 Dodge Dakota engine Light



yeah
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1/19/2010
08:57:22

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take the neg cable off the battery
leave it off over night

2 down falls
you will have to reset clock and all radio stations




The Joe.C
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1/19/2010
13:01:33

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Say you run your leaf blower off the car battery??? Just find a out door outlet. You should have at least one somewhere on the out side wall of your house.



trish
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4/03/2010
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dakota 2002...gas cap changed? how do i turn off the light on my dash????
a girl that needs help...thanksssssss



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4/04/2010
09:25:18

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Trish, you might want to know what code tripped the light before you reset it. Changing the gas cap may not have fixed the problem or you may have more than one code that tripped the light.

To check codes, turn the key on/off/on/off/on and the codes will display in the odometer as PXXXX or Pdone if there are no codes.

To reset the MIL turn the key off, disconnect the positive battery cable then turn the key to start and hold for about 20 seconds. Then reconnect the positive cable.



Stick Shift
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4/05/2010
07:16:11

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Correct advice from daddio. You can do a web search for the codes. I posted a list here a few years ago.
There is also a vapor recovery hose, above the fuel tank that goes to the carbon cannister, that splits on the end without the clamp. This will give the same code as a bad gas cap. I replaced mine with a reinforced hose with about the same shape and lightly clamped both ends. You don't want to break the plastic cannister or gas tank fittings.



Leasemo
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4/05/2010
14:45:16

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No!

Continue to run your battery down! Because you might leave you interior/cargo light on durring with your date at some cheep resterant when its purring down raining. :P:P



Palidine
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2/25/2012
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to Daddio:

the on/off/on/off/on advice you gave was just amazing. Thank you for that , this will save me all kinds of stress in the future, i spent a week and a half trying to make time to go get my code checked, the whole time stressing over what it may be. Now i can just check it when i stop driving if it ever comes on again.

thank you



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