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Does any one know how to reset the management light on a Kia Rio 2001.

I've recently had new fuel injectors put in, and the garage, although has a diagnostic tool can not reset the system.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Welcome to the KIA forums. The scan tool should be able to put out the light as far as I know. Was the garage able to put the light out at all and it has come back on? Maybe the car has other codes causing the light to be on.
Sometimes cars have to go through a number of drive cycles after replacing injectors etc for the EMU to relearn, Any KIA techs on the forum know for sure? Sorry I can't give a definite reason why the light is staying on, but there should be someone else on the forum who will be able to help you more.

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The tool wouldn't even read the codes. I'll try and run the car for a few days and see if it goes away.
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If your referring to the check engine light on the inside of the dash there are two ways to reset the PCM. One is with a scan tool, which any scan tool with OBD II capabilities should be able to erase the codes. The second is to unbolt the battery terminals for 15 mins. Even if there is a hard fault withing the system reseting it with the battery should erase it. The systems expressed in Pulsar86's thread are referring to the readiness systems that every vehicle goes through once the system is reset. These systems give the PCM a baseline for the vehicle so that it knows all the sensors' and systems' thresholds. If you can't get the system to reset I'm sure you could take it to a kia dealer and they shouldn't charge you very much if anything to just turn the light off. Hope this helps!
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Do foreign countries autos use OBDII scanners/code readers?

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That's a good question. I have no idea but even if they don't the concept is the same. I'm not sure if the DLC connections in foreign countries are different than the 16 pin connections in the U.S., but either way it shouldn't be that hard to find someone that can connect to the vehicle ECM. If you can't, just unplug the battery....
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I don't believe they do, there has been other posts about this from countries like Serbia ect. Concept may be the same, but, and there is the problem, that little 3 letter word that throwes a monkey wrench into the works.

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I've just taken the battery off, left it for 20 mins, and reconnected. Held my breath while I turned the key and hey presto, no light.

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Do foreign countries autos use OBDII scanners/code readers?
I think the OBDII system is used in most KIAs, it is used on all Korean built, the one place that maybe they don't use it could be on the cars assembled in the middle east like the RIOs built under licence in Iran, they have a different engine than those sold elsewhere, they use a 1.5L in the later body[ but even they might still be OBDII]. Also as said the eastern European built cars might use a different system. Hopefully a member from either area will let us know. chrismusic , glad you sorted it out .

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