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#1 (permalink) Old 07-10-2004, 12:40 PM
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Read and Reset the Service Engine Soon (SES) light

I recently purchased a new Nissan Altima for my wife. After some research I found this procedure for the Altima. Resetting and diagnosing ECM diagnostics codes problems.
http://www.nissantalk.com/forum/show...threadid=98225
I decided to use this procedure on my Titan. I left the gas cap loose, after an hour of diving the (SES) light was on. (Nothing like the glow of the SES light to raise your blood pressure) I used the below procedure and read the code of (0455); the ECM is indicating evaporative emission system leak detected. I retightened the gas cap and cleared the code. Use this procedure next time instead of disconnecting the battery cable.

ECM Diagnostics/ECM Reset procedure:

1) Sit in the driver's seat.
2) Turn the ignition key to the ON position and wait three seconds. (Do not start the car.)
3) Fully depress and release the accelerator pedal five times in less than five seconds.
4) Wait exactly seven seconds. Fully depress the accelerator pedal for ten seconds until the SES light flashes.
5) Release the accelerator pedal and start counting flashes to obtain the four-digit trouble code.

Long flashes (0.6 seconds) indicate the first digit of the code; count the blinks one through nine and write down the first digit. (Ten blinks indicates zero.)
The next three digits follow in turn in the same fashion except with faster blinks (0.3 second) and a 1.0-second pause between digits.

The ECM code repeats itself until you turn the ignition key to the OFF position, at which point the ECM resets itself to standard get-in-and-drive-mode.
Additionally, if you get four blinks of ten (0000), the ECM is indicating no malfunction.
You can look up the trouble codes at
http://www.infinitihelp.com/Ownership/Common/codes3.htm
Or
http://www.iequus.com/obd_def.asp
You need to add the letter P to the four-digit code.
You can clear the code (and the annoying SES light) by holding down the accelerator pedal for more than 10 seconds while the SES light is blinking. When you release the pedal and turn ignition off the ECM erases the trouble code(s).

A built in code reader is definitely a plus on any vehicle. If this works the Altima and Titans it probably works on other late model Nissans.

Has anyone else used this procedure?

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Good find, Mods please make this a sticky.
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OK I tried this.

The first two times, I went through the procedure and nothing happened.

So I then started the engine and let it run for a couple of minutes. I had not previously started the truck today.

I then tried the procedure again and it worked on the 3rd try.

I don't know if maybe I didn't do it exactly right the first time or if the code was not stored again until I ran the truck. But if it's not working for you, try starting the vehicle.

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Re: Read and Reset the Service Engine Soon (SES) light

I get the following.

1 long flash
2 short flashes
1 long flash
2 short flashes

Then

1 long flash
10 short flashes
10 short flashes
10 short flashes.

So I am guessing I have multiple error codes?

1212 sounds like my ABS is shot
and
1000 is not listed on either of those sites...

SES light comes back on from reset, before I even start the car.

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Re: Read and Reset the Service Engine Soon (SES) light

This is a very good thing to cut, paste, print, and carry in the truck... I reset mine after adding any mods that effect the engine output, and probably will do it after every service, just to make sure the ECU recalibrates itself... My engine's sound and response seemed to be very noticiable after the first time I reset the ECU, but it may have just been wishful thinking, anyhow I thought it was improvement after mods added...
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Re: Read and Reset the Service Engine Soon (SES) light

2006 Titan, Tried it. No go for me. I went to my local Pep Boys. Picked up an ODB II read and reset tester, $75.00. Read the code, reset the code. I had an exhaust leak on the front side of my muffler that caused the MFA sensor to trigger. Then I proceeded to help others with their lights. Made some new friends. Never realized how many people had service lights on in their vehicles. The best part is I wasn't without my vehicle for a whole day.
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Re: Read and Reset the Service Engine Soon (SES) light

There is another way to do it. It is on a sticky thread I do believe. Posted way back when. It worked great for me. I think there is actually a couple of threads posted about.

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Re: Read and Reset the Service Engine Soon (SES) light

How to:ECU Reset,Throttle & Accelerator Position LearningFound it!
You might want to sift through the whole thread. Some good info in it.

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Re: Read and Reset the Service Engine Soon (SES) light

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2006 Titan, Tried it. No go for me. I went to my local Pep Boys. Picked up an ODB II read and reset tester, $75.00. Read the code, reset the code. I had an exhaust leak on the front side of my muffler that caused the MFA sensor to trigger. Then I proceeded to help others with their lights. Made some new friends. Never realized how many people had service lights on in their vehicles. The best part is I wasn't without my vehicle for a whole day.

Could you please post a link of the tester you bought??.....I did a quick Google search and most are costing at least a couple hundred bucks...
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Re: Read and Reset the Service Engine Soon (SES) light

I was getting "service engine soon" light after I started my truck with the IAT sensor disconnected. After several attempts to reset the connector and battery failed, I tried the steps posted above and they worked for me. Light flashed and gave me the 0113 IAT sensor. I started the truck immediately after and the code went away. -The manual states the code should go away on it's own after the problem is fixed(*IAT sensor for me), but after several trips the light was still there. Resetting the ECU solved the problem

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Re: Read and Reset the Service Engine Soon (SES) light

-So the light came back after I restarted my truck once again. Sucks! Well, Kept working on it and I found some info. I Think steps 5-8 did the trick. h__p://_ww.350z-tech.com/zwiki/Tutorial:ECU_Reset
Manual Method
Here is a quick way to reset your ECU. It is also known to clear codes thrown, and turn off the "Service Engine Soon" Light. It's a little tricky, but works.

Confirm that accelerator pedal is fully released, turn ignition switch “ON” and wait 3 seconds.
Repeat the following two procedures quickly five times within 5 seconds:
Fully depress the accelerator pedal (HARD).
Fully release the accelerator pedal.
Wait 7 seconds, fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for approx. 10 seconds until the CEL starts blinking.
Fully release the accelerator pedal (while the CEL is still blinking)
Wait about 10 seconds.
Fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for more than 10 seconds.
Fully release the accelerator pedal (The CEL light will continue to blink).
Turn ignition switch to “OFF” position and now you can start the car. The CEL light should be gone.

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Re: Read and Reset the Service Engine Soon (SES) light

Thanks. I tried this and it gave me the 0455 code. I tightened the gas cap and reset the code. The light went out and has not come back on. You saved me a trip to the dealership, not to mention the $85 they charge to run the diagnostic.
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Re: Read and Reset the Service Engine Soon (SES) light

Hi:
I found this site two days ago and have enjoyed looking around on it. I came here because of my truck 2004 high miles) was idling at lights rough. My friend helped my to clean the throttle body. Thi fixed the problem. By the time I got home I had a SES light. Came here saw the resets. Did them light gone. Drove to work light back. Now the truck idles high when in park. Went to autozone , error code is P0507 Idle Control System high idle. Spoke with my buddy, says find out if there is/where it is/how much a air intake control motor? So, any other suggestions on this proble to make the SES go away and have the truck idle properly? Thanks for the help.
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Re: Read and Reset the Service Engine Soon (SES) light

if you need an obd11 check engine light read any autozone can check it out in the parking lot and print the code for you inside with some probable causes on the print out.
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