Service Engine Soon Light, Reset?

Scungi

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I checked out the other threads, and seeing alot of people having issues with the FSU, needing to be replaced.

Is there a way other then getting the code red, to reset the SES light and make sure it is something more then the gas cap?

I was there at the dealerships two weeks ago, states it was pointing to the gas cap, checked it a few times and filled up again, light is still on?

XKNUT

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You turn the key to ON but not start and depress the gas pedal a certain number of times within a time frame then count the flashes.

I’ll check the exactlies and get back to ya.

How to read the engine codes without a Nissan CONSULT or scan tool. (Set ECM in Diagnostic Test Mode II)

  1. Confirm that accelerator pedal is fully released, turn ignition switch ON and wait 3 seconds.
  2. Repeat the following procedure quickly five times within 5 seconds.
    1. Fully depress the accelerator pedal.
    2. Fully release the accelerator pedal.
  3. Wait 7 seconds, fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for approx. 10 seconds until the MIL starts blinking.
  4. Fully release the accelerator pedal.
  5. ECM has entered to Diagnostic Test Mode II (Self-diagnostic results).

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Webfur

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IN all the wisdom of Big bucks going into building a Auto.. They come up with Press Gas pedal while Toggling the key in & out.. back & fourth.. eh. WTF. Why so complicated?.

Why do they just add a Key pad. Or button with up & down arrows to cycle a simple Menu. Or it’s the plan to keep money into service bay’s Vs. home fixing?

Shesh. All that pressing of the Gas pedal.. hmmm.. Sounds like a toyota Sticking gas pedal soon.

Scan tool will be simpler.

Dunno.. just had to wonder. on that one

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Xterra1102

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XKNUT

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Any autozone or advance auto parts will clear a check engine light for free.

State specific. Not here in CA.
Thank you Barbara Boxer. :violent1:

Xterra1102

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Any autozone or advance auto parts will clear a check engine light for free.

State specific. Not here in CA.
Thank you Barbara Boxer. :violent1:

Really. Wow that’s dumb!

Well then get a Superchips Cortex hehehe

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Remove negative cable.
Touch it to positive terminal — with positive cable still attached.
Hold for a few seconds, I usually do 10.

This will drain the capacitors in the truck and reset the light(s).

Scungi

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OK ended up at the dealership. Evap sensor (4056?, all points were thinking gas cap). Had to replace the sensor. They also did the recall fuel work as well.

Got it back, light came on again. had to update the updated sensor? It is fixed now, just a lil bizarre

jeff_redx

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Remove negative cable.
Touch it to positive terminal — with positive cable still attached.
Hold for a few seconds, I usually do 10.

This will drain the capacitors in the truck and reset the light(s).

The latest version of Superschips Cortex software has a DTC reader and code clearing function as a feature. I’m not sure if it will read pre-codes, but if the SES is on it will read the set DTCs.

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alkeli

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You turn the key to ON but not start and depress the gas pedal a certain number of times within a time frame then count the flashes.

I’ll check the exactlies and get back to ya.

How to read the engine codes without a Nissan CONSULT or scan tool. (Set ECM in Diagnostic Test Mode II)

  1. Confirm that accelerator pedal is fully released, turn ignition switch ON and wait 3 seconds.
  2. Repeat the following procedure quickly five times within 5 seconds.
    1. Fully depress the accelerator pedal.
    2. Fully release the accelerator pedal.
  3. Wait 7 seconds, fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for approx. 10 seconds until the MIL starts blinking.
  4. Fully release the accelerator pedal.
  5. ECM has entered to Diagnostic Test Mode II (Self-diagnostic results).

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overbo0st2k4

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It WORKS. You just have to time it right. I learned this method years ago on my Maxima, and I’ve done it on the Xterra a couple times (damn Volant!). I’m almost certain that this actually works on all Nissans. It took me a few tries to get the timing right (maybe 4 or 5 times to get it to work).

Here are the steps I wrote up for a buddy of mine, who has a Maxima, and needed to clear the SES/CEL light. Similar to what XKNUT posted, with slight revisions (a little more descriptive):

These are the directions I use to clear the SES light, it took me a couple tries to get it right, but it works:

1. Put key in, turn ignition switch to ON, and wait about 3 seconds.

2. Repeat the following steps (2a and 2b) quickly 5 times within 5 seconds:

2a. Fully depress the accelerator pedal (HARD).
2b. Fully release the accelerator pedal.

3. Wait 7 seconds, then fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it depressed for 10 seconds until the SES/CEL starts blinking (This is where the number of blinks represent the number/code).

4. Fully release the accelerator pedal (while the SES/CEL is still blinking)

5. Wait about 10 seconds.

6. Fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for more than 10 seconds.

7. Fully release the accelerator pedal (The CEL light will continue to blink).

8. Turn ignition switch to “OFF” position and now you can start the car. The SES/CEL light should be gone.

STEP 3 is where the number of blinks equals the number for pulling the code. For example: It will blink 5 times in a row, then disappear for 2 to 3 seconds, then blink 8 times in a row, then disappear for 2 to 3 seconds, then blink 2 times in a row, etc. So that would equal «582».