How To Reset Check Engine Light on Ram 1500

Interior Cockpit View of a 2020 RAM 1500

Whether you drive an all-new RAM 1500 or a RAM 1500 Classic, you’ll enjoy a reliable and rugged ride through the Gadsden 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. But then, feel free to follow our guide to learn how to reset the check engine light on the RAM 1500 to stop that pesky glow from ruining your work commute!



Turning Off the Check Engine Light

You can rid yourself of the check engine light in just three easy steps:

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

In newer models, you should be good to go. If you have an older model, you may need to drive your truck around Huntsville for about 50 miles. This will recalibrate the computer and allow you to drive as usual once more.

Extra Tips and Tricks

When you disconnect the battery, this will effectively reset your check engine light – but that’s not all. You’ll also reset other electronic components, like your security system and Uconnect. So don’t panic when these systems look a little different after your reset.

Why Does the Check Engine Light Pop On?

Your RAM 1500 check engine light will glow when it senses a problem with your car. However, it’s impossible to diagnose without extra inspection. Here is what you should do before you reset:

  • Double Check the Light: Is it really your check engine light or are you noticing the service required light? Double check your owner’s manual to be sure.
  • Check Your Gas Cap: A loose gas cap is the easiest and most common source of a check engine light. Save yourself some time and effort, and make sure you check it before you schedule your appointment.
  • Diagnose the Code: When your check engine light appears, a code is automatically generated. You can get an automotive diagnostic scanner, or simply schedule an appointment at the Alexander Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM Service Center for a diagnosis and resolution.

Learn More About the RAM 1500

You know how to reset engine light on RAM 1500, but what else should you know about this popular model? Find out all about the RAM 1500 towing capacity, explore its trim levels, or see how it stacks up against the RAM 2500 in a side-by-side comparison. If you have other automotive questions like how often to rotate tireshow often to change your oil, and more, Alexander Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM can be your guide. Ready for your service? Visit us in Albertville, serving the greater Fort Payne area.

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