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Check engine light wont go out. changed oil and filter.

Customer Question

check engine light wont go out. changed oil and filter. tightened the gas cap 3 clicks past first click
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: stays on
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 2001 v6 magnum pivkup
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: changed the oil and filter, tightened gas cap plus 3 clicks
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: guess not,it runs great.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 2 months ago.

Most Dodge models, 2000 and newer, with a digital odometer can run a self-diagnostic. Let's give it a try....

Get in the vehicle, and close all the doors. Without starting the engine, cycle the ignition ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON within 5 seconds. Where the odometer is should now be displayed "p-codes" (ie. P0123) - Can I have these codes?

Make sure to end in the ON position, and do it quickly- within 5 seconds.

If you don't get it on the first try, cycle the ignition OFF. Wait 10 seconds. Try again. On your first try, it can be tricky!

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