To reset the warning lights on the dashboard of most vehicles, simply disconnect the cable on the negative terminal of the car battery. This is easily done with only a set of pliers or a wrench. Although the warning light comes on due to routine issues with the vehicle, some of the problems may be due to major issues in the engine that should be inspected by an experienced mechanic.Know More
Pop the hood on the vehicle, and examine the engine. Find the car battery, and ensure the cables connecting to the battery are not frayed and are in good condition.
Using a set of pliers, loosen the nut holding the cable to the negative terminal of the battery. In most scenarios, the negative cable is black. Completely remove the negative cable from the battery. This completely resets the vehicle's computer system.
Leave the cable off the battery for at least 10 minutes to ensure that the computer has completely reset. Reconnect the cable, then tighten the nut around it. Close the hood, and start the vehicle to ensure the computer has been reset and the warning lights have disappeared.
To clean a throttle body, disconnect the battery, remove the throttle's air tubes, scrub the throttle body with cleaning solution, reattach the air tubes and reconnect the battery. This 45-minute procedure requires gloves, safety goggles, throttle body cleaner, paper towels, cotton swabs, household lubricant, a flashlight, a toothbrush, a screwdriver and a wrench.Full Answer >
To clean fuel injectors, disconnect the fuel pump, connect it to the gas tank, disengage the pressure regulator, connect and open the cleaning kit, run the engine, disconnect the kit, and reconnect the fuel pump. This one-hour procedure requires a fuel injector cleaning kit, rubber tubing, the vehicle manual and the vehicle key.Full Answer >
To remove a dashboard, loosen the retaining screws from the bottom panel, and remove the panel. Repeat this process with the top panel, and release the spring clip fasteners on the instrument cluster to remove it. You need panel removal tools, a non-marring tool and nylon pry tools.Full Answer >
Some of the most common signs of a car needing a new alternator include dim lights on the dashboard or the car's exterior, as well as an illuminated alternator light on the dashboard. Other common symptoms and signs of alternator troubles include a dead or weak battery along with noticeable sounds, such as a whining noise, coming from underneath the hood.Full Answer >