How to Reset Your Car’s Computer, Old School Scotty Kilmer

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How to Reset Your Car’s Computer, Old School Scotty Kilmer

before I started my website website eleven years ago, I used to do a TV gig yes it was called crank it up, here’s one of my old shirts don’t make fun of the name, I did that on CBS TV for a couple of decades and people are saying Scotty ever happened to those old articles you did well, I dug around in my messy garage and found a bunch of these old articles, so here’s some old school Scotty, Scotty I’m getting some readings that something is wrong, well Hal let’s check it out now your car’s computer me and I do everything that Hal does but if it malfunctions, you may end up walking, your car’s computer has a lot in common with your home computer and if your home computer has a problem a lot of times you can just turn it off and then when you restart it, hey it can be fine but your car’s computer doesn’t work that way, when you turn the key off the computer still has power, so here’s how you can reset your car’s computer, here’s how you can disconnect the power to the computer, just get a wrench and loosen the negative battery terminal then pull it off, that disconnects the power then turn the headlight switch on, of course the headlights won’t come on but here’s what’s happening, there’s capacitors in some of these computers and that will drain all the electricity out of them, so they’ll go back to their original format, you should wait four or five minutes so all the electricity is drained, then just get the negative terminal and bolt it back on now, comes the tricky part, the computer has got to relearn, so start the vehicle and put it in neutral, let it run for about four minutes in neutral, then you put it in the low gear, not drive but low gear, leave your foot on the brake and run it for four minutes again, then you need to take the car for a drive, you need to drive about 20 minutes at speeds over 35 miles an hour but if your computer is bad and you have to replace it, here’s a money saving tip it used to be that you can only go to a dealer to get a late-model computer replaced, because they were the only ones that could reprogram the new style computers, but now there’s companies like Cardone that sell a ready program computer that you can plug right into your vehicle, so if your computer is giving you a hard time, open the pod bay doors Hal, I’m sorry Dave I’m afraid I can’t do that, now you know what to do if your computer is acting up, this is Scotty Kilmer helping you crank it up, so if you never want to miss another one of my new car repair articles, remember to ring that Bell!

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