How to Reset Your Jeep Check Engine Light

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Have you ever been driving along the road in Grand Island, and suddenly noticed your Jeep check engine light come on? Oftentimes, there may not be anything wrong with your engine, but bringing it by the service department at Tom Dinsdale Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is the best way to determine what’s actually wrong with your Jeep. But what if you’ve had it checked by our technicians, yet that pesky light just won’t go away? Chances are the computer in your Jeep needs to be reset. Keep reading to learn what to do if your Jeep check engine light appears in your instrument panel.



Resetting a Jeep Check Engine Light is Easy

Once you’re confident there isn’t an issue with your Jeep, you may proceed with resetting your Jeep’s check engine light in just six easy steps:

  1. Safety first! Make sure you have the necessary safety equipment such as gloves and safety glasses.
  2. Ensure your vehicle is off and open the hood.
  3. Locate the battery and find the negative terminal.
  4. Disconnect the negative terminal connector and keep it away from the terminal for about 30 to 60 seconds.
  5. Reconnect the negative terminal cable and tighten everything back up.
  6. That’s it! Just start your vehicle and drive around Kearney for a bit to ensure the check engine light has been turned off.

If the steps above don’t resolve the issue, go ahead and schedule a service appointment so that our technicians can take a closer look.

Jeep Check Engine Light FAQs

If you’re experiencing an illuminated engine light in your Jeep you may have a world of questions pop up in your head, and you’re not alone. Take a look at a few common questions people also ask when it comes to their Jeep’s check engine light:

Why is the check engine light on in my Jeep?

Cars can be tricky, and your engine light coming on could simply be caused by a loose or cracked gas cap. Tightening or replacing the gas cap may be the solution.

Is it safe to drive my Jeep with the check engine light on?

This depends on what is actually causing the light to come in the first place. Pay attention to your Jeep and if you notice that it’s driving differently or other warning lights display, you should have it checked by a technician.

Can Tom Dinsdale Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram check my Jeep engine light for free?

There is typically a small diagnostic charge associated with having your vehicle checked by the service department at Tom Dinsdale Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. But you can rest assured that the service provided will put your mind at ease about the condition of your Jeep.

Discover More Service Tips from Tom Dinsdale Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Trying to figure out what’s wrong with your Jeep can sometimes be frustrating, but luckily you have Tom Dinsdale Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram on your side. We have tons of helpful service tips and tricks you can use for everything from brakes to accessories so don’t forget to check our website. In addition to our online resources, you can also contact us with additional assistance so don’t hesitate to let us know how we can help!


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