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How to Reset the Check Engine Light on a 1993 Toyota

by Katebo

You can reset the Check Engine light on your '93 Toyota without any special tools. The vehicle's Electronic Control Unit (ECU) stores trouble codes sent to it from the emissions system or from the engine. When the ECU receives a trouble code, it illuminates the Check Engine light on the instrument panel. Always have your vehicle repaired before attempting to reset the Check Engine light.

Locate the fuse panel cover on the driver's side dashboard. Pull down on the cover with your fingers to open it.

Examine the diagram on the back of the fuse panel cover and find the location of ECU fuse.

Use the fuse pullers within the fuse panel to remove the ECU fuse.

Put the key into the ignition and turn it to the "On" position, but don't start the engine.

Wait about five minutes, then replace the fuse. The Check Engine light will blink a few times then shut off for good.

Turn off the vehicle and replace the fuse pullers. Close the fuse panel cover.

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