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How to Reset an INFINITI Check Engine Light

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If you’ve ever been driving in Providence and your check engine light suddenly illuminates, you’re not alone. Even after you’ve determined that there aren’t any current issues, your check engine light may still stay on. If you’re currently experiencing this issue, learn how to reset a check engine light with the service experts at INFINITI of Warwick. 

Check to See If There Are Any Vehicle Issues

If you’re wondering how to reset a check engine light, then you’ve likely determined that there aren’t any issues causing the check engine light to illuminate. If you haven’t, we urge you to verify that there aren’t any problems for your own safety. Plus, ignoring a problem can result in it snowballing into something much more serious and expensive. 

Disconnect the Negative Battery Cable

Once you’ve established that there aren’t any issues that need to be addressed, you can then manually reset your check engine light. All you have to do is follow these steps 

  1. Turn off the ignition and put on safety glasses and gloves
  2. Locate the negative terminal. Usually, it has a black cap and a negative (–) symbol. For reference, the positive cap is red and will have a positive (+) symbol.
  3. Loosen the nut on the negative terminal with a wrench, then pull the negative connector from the battery. Keep it to the side for 30 – 60 seconds.
  4. Reconnect the negative cable and tighten it back up with your wrench.

If this process doesn’t work, there is another way to reset a check engine light. Keep in mind that disconnecting your vehicle’s battery may also reset its infotainment system. 

Check Your Gas Cap

If your check engine light is on, you just have a loose or cracked gas cap, which results in the release of fumes. When you’re safely parked in Coventry, simply remove your gas cap and put it right back on. If the engine light doesn’t turn off immediately, follow the steps above to disconnect the battery, and you should be all set!

Visit INFINITI of Warwick for Top-Tier INFINITI Service

Whether you’ve recently purchased a new or pre-owned INFINITI, the service technicians at INFINITI of Warwick are here to help you keep your automobile in excellent condition. Now that you know how to reset an INFINITI check engine light, if the light still won’t turn off, you can always visit our service center near Cranston for assistance. We’re always offering service and parts specials to help our customers keep their INFINITI maintenance budget-friendly.

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