How to Turn Off a Check Engine Light on a Nissanby Susan RaphaelUpdated August 07, 2023
Open the driver's side door and get into the drivers seat.
Insert the key into the ignition and turn it a quarter turn so the ignition turns on, but the engine doesn't start.
Step on the gas pedal and quickly release it. Do this 5 times in less than 5 seconds. When you step on the pedal, press it down as far as it can go.
Wait 10 seconds.
Press the gas pedal completely down with your foot and hold it there for 10 seconds, or until the SES light blinks on and off.
Step on the gas pedal and hold it down completely for another 10 seconds and then release it.
Turn the ignition key to the off position.
Wait 3 minutes for the ECU to automatically reset.
Start your engine. This will reset the SES light.
- This method for resetting the check engine light works on any Nissan model.
- Consider taking your Nissan to a mechanic to check your car before resetting the check engine light yourself. Otherwise, the codes he needs may be lost.
Based in New Jersey, Susan Raphael has been writing technology-related articles since 1991. Her work has appeared in “Wired” magazine, and “Mac Addict” magazine. Raphael received the Janet B. Smith Literary Award in 2002. She holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from New York University.