How to Reset Check Engine Light on a Ram 1500

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Whether you drive an all-new RAM 1500 or a RAM 1500 Classic, you’ll enjoy a reliable and rugged ride through the Boaz area. But when the RAM 1500 check engine light flashes on, what do you do? First, it’s important to schedule a service to find out the root of the problem. After that, you might need to know how to reset the check engine light on your RAM 1500. It’s easy! Let CDJR of Albertville show you how to do it.

What to Know Before You Perform a RAM Check Engine Light Reset

Your RAM 1500 check engine light will glow when it senses a problem with your car. You should do these tasks before you reset the RAM check engine light:

  • Check your owner’s manual to make sure it’s the check engine light.
  • Check the gas cap. A loose gas cap can activate your RAM 1500 check engine light.
  • Visit the CDJR of Albertville service center. If the gas cap isn’t activating the check engine light, let one of our trained technicians get the diagnostic code for the problem before you reset your RAM 1500 check engine light.

RAM 1500 Check Engine Light Reset: Step-by-Step Guide

It doesn’t take much to do a RAM check engine light reset. If you have a newer model you can rid yourself of the check engine light in just three easy steps. If you drive an older RAM you might need to drive around Guntersville for about 50 miles before the light turns off.

  1. Disconnect the negative cable on your battery.
  2. Wait 20 minutes for everything to settle.
  3. Reconnect the negative cable.

When you disconnect the battery, this will effectively reset your check engine light, but it will also reset other electronic components, like your security system and Uconnect®.

Learn More About the RAM 1500 with CDJR of Albertville!

You know how to reset check engine light on RAM 1500, but what else should you know about your RAM truck? Find out all about the RAM 1500 towing capacity and explore its trim levels with CDJR of Albertville. If you have other automotive questions like how often to rotate tires or how often to change your oil when you’re regularly commuting to Gadsden, CDJR of Albertville can be your guide!


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