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Old 03-15-2010, 10:38 PM
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how do i totally reset my computer. disconnecting the battery isn't working cause all my presets for my radio stay on. i am trying to get my airbag lights to go off. as some no i got new seats and the lights are on now and they were not before. please help thank you.
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:47 PM
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The radio has a built in battery that holds your settings. Resetting the PCM will not reset the radio presets.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:13 PM
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will it reset my airbag lights to make them go off.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:12 PM
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to reset your computer, you need to remove the neg, battery cable for a few minutes. when reconnecting if the lights dont go off, than you need dodge to wipe the pcm clean an reinstall the software, my truck was 90.00.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:28 PM
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i got a dif year but when i reset mine i left it unlpugged for 24 hrs.
overnight is probally enough tho.
this cleared my cel should work for the airbag light.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:55 PM
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I bought a USB OBDII scanner on eBay several years ago. I haven't tried it on my Dakota yet but I was able to reset the computer in my Contour (which came in use everytime I needed an e-check ). It was $60 then and I think they have gone down in price since then.

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=OBD....c0.m270.l1313

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i got a dif year but when i reset mine i left it unlpugged for 24 hrs.
overnight is probally enough tho.
this cleared my cel should work for the airbag light.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:56 PM
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how do i totally reset my computer. disconnecting the battery isn't working cause all my presets for my radio stay on. i am trying to get my airbag lights to go off. as some no i got new seats and the lights are on now and they were not before. please help thank you.
Are you the one with the new leather seats and having trouble with the airbag light? If so, I already told you in that post how to clear the ECU.

Disconnect the positive battery cable from the battery,
ground the cable end for 30 seconds,
reconnect,
turn key to ON position,
wait for fuel pump to stop pumping,
start truck.




This is the ONLY way to completely clear the ECU. Any other way does not discharge the capacitors in it. Dealers do it this way, atleast the Techs that know about it. They won't tell you though, I will and did, as I am no longer a Tech.
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:50 PM
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When I reset my computer, I pull my neg cable for 30 minutes. ground it out for a few seconds to the chasis, then while still disconnected, I get in and turn the key to run for 2 or 3 minutes.

After that, i hook it back up and turn the key forward till the fuel pump primes the system. start it up and let it run for 15 minutes or so...
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This might sound dump but how do you ground the positive when the cable isnt long enough?
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It should be long enough to touch the fender... hell I have heard ppl pulling both postive and negative and touching them together... it all works the same...
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This might sound dump but how do you ground the positive when the cable isnt long enough?
You can touch it right to the Neg. on the battery if you like.

Any way you do it, just ground it for 30 seconds+ AFTER you disconnect it from the battery.
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would this wrk for the new chargers? a friend of mine is trying to reset his computer.
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would this wrk for the new chargers? a friend of mine is trying to reset his computer.
In one word, yes
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:20 PM
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hendrixx324, where did you get the red bumper and grill on your Dakota? They're not stock, are they?
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yea sum of them are stock.. why u going to get urs painted or get a new one? i need to find another one because the dude that owned mine took the chrome off the bumper and painted it and its spider webbing (its and SLT)
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That is the best Advice that I have seen to date on any forum... Great job... I registered just to tell you that... As I thought it was the same common sense procedure that I have performed with other vehicles so I googled and Here I am saying thanks for allowing me to see that I was correct in what I was about to do... Thanks from your not so average shade-tree mech.

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Are you the one with the new leather seats and having trouble with the airbag light? If so, I already told you in that post how to clear the ECU.

Disconnect the positive battery cable from the battery,
ground the cable end for 30 seconds,
reconnect,
turn key to ON position,
wait for fuel pump to stop pumping,
start truck.



This is the ONLY way to completely clear the ECU. Any other way does not discharge the capacitors in it. Dealers do it this way, atleast the Techs that know about it. They won't tell you though, I will and did, as I am no longer a Tech.
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Does this really help after a spark plug change? How can you tell if the ECU has reset? Thanks in advance.
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Dont know if it will help anything after just changing spark plugs. Disconnecting the battery resets the PCM, i.e. it "erases" everything it has "learned" about your driving habits, sensor age, etc. You may or may not notice any driveability changes. All depends.
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