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Can anyone help me with a check engine light on dashboard? I changed the battery and the light appeared. I saw a message that said to reset codes, to disconnect battery ground for short time. In changing the battery, I reset it didn't I ? All fluid levels are good. Maybe I should try disconnecting again ? Confused. Thanks

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When you re-connected the battery, did you connect positive first and negative last? Always do this in that order. You can disconnect the negative again, wait 5 to 10 minutes or turn headlights on while disconnected to zap any residual current, re-connect and check for engine light. If it is still there, go to a place like AutoZone and they will do a free code check. Post that code and we'll go from there.

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Please re-read your post... You posted in the "do it yourself" area (not the model/year areas) ...then ask yourself did I give enough information to get help? Like a model/engine/year/mileage ...We presume that it is a KIA being as you posted on this web site...
Mad Hamster was/is being kind by asking his way but we need to know information to properly help you...
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