What you will need
- Locate the OBD-II port under the dashboard and plug in your scanner.
- Turn on the ignition but do not start the engine. Allow your scanner to power up and load.
- Select Suzuki. If you are using a generic scanner, select OBD-II.
- Scroll down to Read Fault Codes (DTC)
- Then, press "OK."
- Wait a moment, and the fault codes will be displayed on your OBD2 Scanner. Write down all of the codes.
- Have all the fault codes in the previous step fixed.
- Go to the main menu. Scroll down and select Erase Codes. Fault Codes will be cleared, and your Suzuki check engine light will turn off.
- Turn off the ignition, wait 10 seconds, and then start the engine.
You must read the codes, find and repair the problem that caused the check engine light to come on. Only then should you reset your Suzuki check engine light (service engine soon).
These instructions work on 1996 Suzuki vehicles such as the:
- Grand Vitara
- Liana / Aerio
- Wagon R Wide
- Wagon R+
Can I reset a Suzuki check engine light without fixing the problem?
If you clear your Suzuki fault codes without fixing the problem that triggered the light in the first place, your check engine light will come back on.
Depending on the issue, your Suzuki check engine light may turn on right away, or it can take up to a few days to return.
There are hundreds of possible problems that can cause the check engine light on your Suzuki to stay on. The most common issues are spark plugs, oxygen sensors, and catalytic converter failure. Instead of guessing what is wrong, use an OBD-II scanner to read the fault codes.