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Is there a way to clear engine codes?

Is there a way to clear the engine codes besides pulling the (-) off of the battery and letting it sit for a while>?


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Go to an automotive store that reads codes for free and they would be able to do it for you.

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Go to an automotive store that reads codes for free and they would be able to do it for you.
X2. but disconnecting the negative terminal requires less time overall.

disconnect the cable, go pee or something, go hook it back up.

vs

get in the Jeep, drive to autozone, go somewhere else because they dont do that anymore, get it cleared, drive home. and the entire time youre driving to the right place you have to see the engine light on.

the former sounds much easier to me.

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Pull the negative cable off for a minute or two.All you have to do afterwards is reset your clock and radio stations.No big deal.

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well I would rather not have to buy anything, since i'm already planning on buying an OBD I cable and software so I can work on my 95 suburban and make some "adjustments" and repairs.

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Then you're left with disconnecting the battery for 1-2 minutes.

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you could buy a ScangaugeII. it will clear codes
x2

I love my scangauge II. The mileage calculations and digital gauges are all fine and dandy, but its real nice to be able to pull up the codes at anytime and/or clear them. The time it has saved me so far has made it well worth it
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Try turning your key on and off 3 times quickly, shouldprovide the fault code and there is a list of code on the site here.

Whoops, this will only read the codes off, not clear them!
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Is there a way to clear the engine codes besides pulling the (-) off of the battery and letting it sit for a while>?
Post #1 - you asked if there was a way to clear codes without disconnecting the battery, to which I replied you could buy a ScangaugeII.

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well I would rather not have to buy anything
and now we're back to disconnecting the battery. if you don't want to disconnect the battery then the only other option is to take the Jeep to a shop where they will gladly take your money to clear the code.

Personally, I'd just unhook the battery
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the only reason I was asking is because on my OBDI if I press the accelerator and the brake at the same time, it clears the codes.

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