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Old 02-17-2006, 07:06 PM   #1
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Need your help. I hava SES light on and I know the codes, however I was wondering if there is a way to reset the light without a scan tool so that the light isn't on when I go to the dealer. Is there a circuit breaker reset button to take care of this issue? Thanks!

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go to AutoZone or Advance and have them Scan the car....and have them clear the code
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As far as I know, the only way to clear SES codes is with a scanner.
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But how long until it comes back on? The problem won't have been fixed...I just need this to work temporarily to get my car appraised by the dealer.
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That'* hard to tell. I would guess it depends on what the problem is.

Hopefully others will chime in here soon.
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GO to Autozone/Advance....tell them to scan the code and tell you what it is....then report here, we can tell you how serious the issue it
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Here are the codes:

P0128
P1404
C1287
C1288
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You can disconnect the battery for about 10 minutes, give or take a few, and then reconnect and start. Should be enough to reset the computer. We do that at work when some peon in the shop is using the scanner.
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Here are the codes:

P0128
P1404
C1287
C1288

P0128: Coolant Temp Below Thermostat Regulating Temp

I know that one. The others I'm not sure on.
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Fellow Bonny Owners,

Here'* the deal. Took my car in two days ago to have the intermediate steering shaft replaced (AGAIN) and a bulb replaced and my fan in my HVAC was making a loud noise. Bottom line, I was expecting 800-1000 total. Here'* what they found:

Lower Intake Gasket (leak) needs replacement w/ t-stat and gasket = 925.00
90,000 Mile Service (spark plugs, tranny flush, new fluids, etc.) = 475.00
Tail Lamp Bulb =15.00
Ignition Wires need replacement = 175.00
3 Ignition Coils rusted need replacement = 425.00
Blown Fan Motor (HVAC) = 350.00
Intermediate Steering Shaft w/ Wheel Sensor needs replacement = 500.00
EGR Valve needs replacement = 350.00

Total = $3215.00 to fix my car. I've already invested $2500.00 since warranty expried and tranny was replaced during warranty. I just can't justify spending 3215.00 for the car when it has 99,700 miles and may have more problems later. I'm just trying to conceal as much as I can (SES light) until I can offload it at a dealership. Just really pissed right now.
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