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How to Clear Codes on the 2002 Corvette

by Lee Sallings

Unlike most OBD-II cars and light trucks, the 2002 Chevy Corvette does not require a scan tool to access the trouble codes stored in the on-board computer. The diagnostic functions of the computer in the Corvette can be accessed through the driver's information center, allowing you to retrieve and clear any stored trouble codes. This function will allow you to reset the check engine light after repairs are made as well. Most home mechanics can perform this procedure in just a few minutes.

Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position but do not start the engine. Press the "RESET" button to turn off any warning messages that may be displayed on the driver information center. The control buttons for the driver information center can be found on the right edge of the instrument cluster in the 2002 Corvette.

Press and hold the "OPTIONS" button. While holding the button down, press the "Fuel" button four times within ten seconds to enter into the diagnostic mode. Wait while the computer cycles through all of the diagnostic functions automatically and displays related codes.

Press the "RESET" button to clear all codes. Press the "E/M" to exit the diagnostic mode.

About the Author

Lee Sallings is a freelance writer from Fort Worth, Texas. Specializing in website content and design for the automobile enthusiast, he also has many years of experience in the auto repair industry. He has written Web content for eHow, and designed the DIY-Auto-Repair.com website. He began his writing career developing and teaching automotive technical training programs.

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