Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Reset service light

asked by on

I had my timing belt replaced,engine tune up and serviced. Mechanic forgot to reset service warning light. Can I do this?

best regards, Jim

My car has 122300 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi. You will need to connect your vehicle to a scanner that has the ability to clear fault codes. The cheaper scanners usually do not have the ability to clear the codes, only retrieve them. If you don’t have access to this type of scanner, you may want to go to a local auto part store and ask if they have a scanner that they can hook to your vehicle to clear the codes. If any of the warning lights reappear, the underlying problem may not be fixed which is why the code is still appearing.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Filling an MDX Acura with diesel instead of regular 2002 Acura MDX

Hello - your best bet is to have the diesel fuel drained from the fuel tank by a professional mechanic, replace the fuel filter, then refill with premium fuel (for highest possible octane rating to compensate for effects of any...

Q: Check Engine Light is on. P0430 code.

The Check Engine Light on for code P0430 is for the right (passenger side) O2 sensor indicating a bad catalyst on the passenger side or right side of the vehicle. Before replacing the catalyst, check all the engine ground connections...

Q: Car powertrain light came on then car cut off and wnt come back on

Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing we need to do is scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. When the check engine light illuminates it means to computer has detected a problem, and we can figure out what...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.