How to Reset Check Engine Light on Ram 1500

2020 Ram 1500

You take great care of your Ram 1500 and it handles great on the streets of Valparaiso. Still, your check engine light is on and won’t turn off. It happens. Let Connors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram help you understand why this happens and how to reset check engine light on Ram 1500.

Why is My Ram 1500 Check Engine Light On?

It’s always important to understand why any of the warning lights on your dashboard come on before you research how to reset the check engine light on a Ram 1500. It could be something very minor like a loose gas cap, or something that requires the work of a trained technician at the Connors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service center. Here’s how to find out why the light’s on:

  • Check your vehicle’s user manual and make sure it’s the check engine light and not another warning light.
  • Whenever your check engine light comes on, it generates a code that identifies the issue causing it. You can buy a code reader from a service department to check the code yourself, but it’s usually easier and less expensive to take your car to a service center like ours to have the code read.
  • A loose gas cap is among the most common issues we see for a check engine light. Good thing it’s a quick and affordable fix!

How to Reset Ram 1500 Check Engine Light

Once you know what’s causing your Check Engine light to come on in Portage, you can take care of the problem. That won’t always make the light turn off, though. Turning it off yourself is simple. Here are steps for how to reset Ram 1500 check engine light:

  1. Identify your battery’s negative cable and disconnect it from the battery
  2. Wait 20 minutes so that all systems have shut down
  3. Reconnect the negative cable

If you drive an older Ram 1500, you might have to drive up to 50 miles around Michigan City before the light turns off.

Learn How to Maintain Your Ram 1500 with Connors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

The trained technicians at Connors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram are here to answer your questions about basic car maintenance in a way that will save you time and money, and add life to your Ram 1500. Check out their service tips, or contact them with your Ram 1500 service questions.

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