How Do I Reset the Check Engine Light on my RAM 1500?

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If you’re looking to reset a RAM 1500 check engine light, it’s actually really simple for Simi Valley drivers. Here’s what you gotta do:

  • Disconnect the negative cable from your battery
  • Wait 20 minutes
  • Reconnect the negative cable

This will reset the computer on new models. If you’ve got an older model, you might have to drive the truck for about 50 miles to get the computer fully recalibrated. And don’t forget, you’ll probably also reset the security system and other electronic systems in the vehicle. We’ve told you how to reset the check engine light, but there’s more to the story than that, and we’ll tell you all about it from our service pros!

Why is My Check Engine Light On?

Reasons for your check engine light to come on are as simple as having a loose gas cap to things as complex as faulty solenoids. When you see that check engine light come on, you need to determine what’s going on. Here’s our diagnosis guide:

  1. Make sure it’s the check engine light. It seems obvious, but we’ve seen a lot of people mistake the Service Required light for the Check Engine light, among other things. Your owner’s manual will help you out.
  2. Check your gas cap. This is the most common reason your check engine light comes on. Remove the cap, carefully replace it, then disconnect the battery and reconnect it.
  3. Check the codes. There are a lot of codes your car’s computer will spit out that yield a check engine light on your dash in San Fernando Valley. If you’ve got a diagnostic scanner at home, that’ll do to figure out your problem. Or, you can go to the local auto parts store, which will likely lend you one.

Let Our Service Experts Help You Out!

You’ll find plenty of expertise when you come from Thousand Oaks to Canoga Park to have your car fixed by hand. We’ve got factory-trained technicians who are ready to help you get back on the road in no time flat. Contact us today to get started! Alternatively, you can schedule service to make the process of fixing your car that much easier.


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