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Old 09 Mar 2007, 12:29 am
AutoMike
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Default 2002 Honda CR-V

My wife put gas into her tank and replaced the gas cap but didnít
tighten it all the way causing the engine light to go off. I went
ahead and tighten it again for her and drove it around the block. But
the light is still on. Just wanted to know if there was any thing else
I can do to get rid of the light? A buddy of mine said to pull out the
fuse in the ECU to reset it? Just wanted to know if that could be some
thing I can do?

Thanks,

AutoMike

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Old 09 Mar 2007, 03:41 am
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"AutoMike" <none@000.com> wrote in message
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> My wife put gas into her tank and replaced the gas cap but didn't
> tighten it all the way causing the engine light to go off. I went
> ahead and tighten it again for her and drove it around the block. But
> the light is still on. Just wanted to know if there was any thing else
> I can do to get rid of the light? A buddy of mine said to pull out the
> fuse in the ECU to reset it? Just wanted to know if that could be some
> thing I can do?
>
> Thanks,
>
> AutoMike


Aparently it can take up to a week of regular daily driving for the light to
go off after it comes on because of a loose gas cap.

Chris


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Old 09 Mar 2007, 06:31 am
Robert
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> Aparently it can take up to a week of regular daily driving for the light to
> go off after it comes on because of a loose gas cap.
>
> Chris


Yeah (from experience) it takes about 5-7 days, I'm not sure if
there's any rhyme or reason to that but that's the way it is. And
unless you know what you're doing, I wouldn't recommend pulling
anything out of the ECU, might cause more problems than it's worth


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Old 09 Mar 2007, 06:40 am
Michael Pardee
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"Chris Dugan" <chrisdotdugan@bloodyobvious.co.uk> wrote in message
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> "AutoMike" <none@000.com> wrote in message
> news:986939_7731a81553354c5c0c8c7feeef9b4e74@autob oardz.com...
>> My wife put gas into her tank and replaced the gas cap but didn't
>> tighten it all the way causing the engine light to go off. I went
>> ahead and tighten it again for her and drove it around the block. But
>> the light is still on. Just wanted to know if there was any thing else
>> I can do to get rid of the light? A buddy of mine said to pull out the
>> fuse in the ECU to reset it? Just wanted to know if that could be some
>> thing I can do?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> AutoMike

>
> Aparently it can take up to a week of regular daily driving for the light
> to
> go off after it comes on because of a loose gas cap.
>
> Chris
>
>


My experience, too - about a week. Several auto part chains will read and
reset codes for free - you can check around if you get tired of seeing the
light.

Mike


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Old 09 Mar 2007, 09:15 am
E Meyer
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On 3/9/07 12:29 AM, in article
986939_7731a81553354c5c0c8c7feeef9b4...toboardz .com, "AutoMike"
<none@000.com> wrote:

> My wife put gas into her tank and replaced the gas cap but didn‚Äöt
> tighten it all the way causing the engine light to go off. I went
> ahead and tighten it again for her and drove it around the block. But
> the light is still on. Just wanted to know if there was any thing else
> I can do to get rid of the light? A buddy of mine said to pull out the
> fuse in the ECU to reset it? Just wanted to know if that could be some
> thing I can do?
>
> Thanks,
>
> AutoMike


Its certainly worth a try (pulling the fuse), but it may not work. In the
past you could always reset the ecu on Hondas by pulling the 7.5 amp fuse
marked backup for 10 seconds. As I look through the FSM for my '06 CR-V, it
makes a point of saying that some information is retained even if power is
interrupted to the ecu and you have to reset it with the "tool".

Then there is also the problem of going through the "idle learn" procedure
if you actually succeed in resetting the ECU. I'd say give it a week or two
and if the light still doesn't go off, take it to autozone and get the code
read to make sure it really is just the gas cap. They can reset it for you
as well.

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