Does anyone know how to reset the MIL light on the dash of a 2005 Dakota? I changed my spark plugs at 30K miles and when I started it up the engine light was on. I have since driven it from Florida to Alaska and put on another 3-4K miles without any problems. I've had to replace the battery so disconneting that didn't work. That light is annoying!
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You have toleave the battery disconnected for at least15 minutes. If that still doesn't work then go to your local auto parts store, that does diagnostic scans for free like Auto Zone if you have them up there, and have them pull the code tell you what it isand then erase it.
Something else you could try: disconnect NEG batt. cable, turn ignition toSTART and hold for 15-20 sec.(PCM reset)Then reconnect batt. cable and see MIL light is out. If this doesn't work, have a scan done at a shop you trust.
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umm. this may be a stupid question. does the disconnect neg batt connection and hold for 20 sec work for after you put the chip in too? I know you have to do something after you install a chip, I just dont remember what. and dont feel like searching. My cable is out, so I am on dial up tonight, and most likly the rest of the week.
as for turning off the light... I also suggest autozone. or a reliable shop. just to make sure you dont have any little gremlins hiding in there.
I finally got a chance to try your suggestions Casper50 & luvmydak. Thanks for the suggestions; however, no luck. Unfortunately there are no Auto Zones or other auto stores that will do a free diagnostic scan, that I am aware of in Alaska, so I guess I'll just have to take it to a local garage if the MIL light continues to bug me.
Thanks Jimmy, good idea. Next time I'm in Anchorage I'll have them check it out. However, since it's not really a problem, just an annoyance and Anchorage is a five hour drive each way it'll have to wait until I have to make a trip for up there for some other reason.
I'm up here in Alaska as well. Look for a Schuck's Autoparts store, they are just about everywhere, same thing as an auto-zone or Advanced auto parts. They will do a free diagnostic scan for you.
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