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I was in a stop n Go traffic jam for 90minutes with the air on and needless to say, the battery discharged twice causing the IMA and the check engine to light. I already know how and cleared the IMA light, but if anyone knows how to clear the check engine light....it is really annoying.

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The only way I know is to plug an ODBII tool and reset the light from this tool.

I have a code reader and it does erase messages therefore the light also.
 

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My check engine light has been a thorn in my side for about the last three years. I've taken it in and had it checked several times, always the code has been for a bad thermostat, but when they've checked the thermostat, it checks out fine. They've told me (three different dealerships) that for whatever reason, the thermostat and the computer are not communicating properly but both are in good working order, so there's nothing they could do. So, now I have a small piece of electrical tape covering the check engine light so it doesn't annoy me as I drive the car. Not a reset, but it doesn't glare at me anymore either.

Because of a mod to my passenger airbag (had a cutoff switch installed), my SRS light has come on and has now been dealt with in the same manner.
 

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In most cars, it goes away after a few starts if there is not a continuous or recurrent problem. Is this true for the Insight, too?

In addition, disconnecting the 12v battery negative cable for a couple of minutes can also do it, in most cars. Unless the problem is still there, of course.

If you don't have a scanner tool, Autozone will check the code and reset it for you for free.
 

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I like the battery and the Autozone idea. Thanx. As far as the electrical tape idea goes, try doing a continuity check from the thermostat to the computer. You prob have abroken or frayed wire. Check for a higher than expected impedance. the dealer should have specs on that.

Dan
 
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